*I wrote this on New Years Eve and never hit publish because I ran to help a crying baby. Isn’t that just life sometimes.
I’m sitting here in my slippers next to a blazing fire and listening to the Republican debate replay on Youtube while writing this post. And honestly…I can’t think of a better way to ring in the New Year. The past year I’ve been standing on the sidelines a little bit. Between a baby that doesn’t like to sleep, a busy toddler and some major health issues it hasn’t been the easiest year. If you follow me on instagram you know that I was diagnosed with Celiac’s disease in early November. It was a welcome diagnosis since I had been having extreme gastrointestinal issues that coincided with my second pregnancy. My journey to healing is just beginning and as always hope to share it with you here. So my title may have been a bit misleading..I mean I haven’t blogged in months. I’m not quitting my blog BUT I had a couple little thoughts I wanted to share with you.
Did you know that bloggers make money??
Surprised? I think at this point most of you know that their is money to be made on the internet but I think it’s important to understand that many blogs that you might read(and love) are FULL TIME JOBS. Why is this important for all my mommy friends out there? Most readers find the information on blogs helpful(I could hug so many of my blogger friends for there amazing contributions to my life). However, when you hop on Pinterest and the latest posts are “make your own body wash or DIY gluten free playdough” it might make your head spin. Or is it just me? At least it makes you feel like you have to “do all the things”-but c’mon. That’s absurd. The recipes and ideas you find on the internet aren’t just people showing their crafty ways for the heck of it. It’s their JOB. So don’t feel like you aren’t doing it right because you buy your face lotion instead of make it.
So do I blog for the cash? I was out shopping with my mom a couple weeks ago and she introduced me to a friend. The lady looked me in the eye and said “you have a WELL of knowledge inside of you….I can see it.” I was incredibly humbled. I started this blog COCO’s WELL- a place where I could share my “well of knowledge”. So I’m not quitting my blog because I feel called to write/make videos here. Money used to be the goal but I’m letting go of that for now. I want to write about what I love.