I feel like I've taken a bit of a sabbatical from my usual blogging while we raised Jolly's 2016 litter of mini schnauzers. Now that they are all off to wonderful new homes, I plan to get back into regular blogging again. I decided to kick it off with a list of reasons why I choose to blog during a season of life wrapped up with lots of "little people busyness" (my children are ages 5, 4, 2, and 1).
1. Communicate with customers
My blog was born when I wanted to give our puppy customers a glimpse into how their puppies were being raised and cared for here at Russell Homestead. Because I enjoyed posting pictures and writing about the puppies so much, I decided to continue blogging even after our litter of puppies were off to their new families. I still use my blog to communicate with new puppy families, and plan to continue to do so in the future.
2. Have a voice in preschool world
This is perhaps the biggest reason why I choose to blog during this season of life. My days are filled with lots of lively and fun preschool chatter. But sometimes it is nice to have adult-to-adult conversation. My blog provides an outlet for me to express myself to adults (and I enjoy when those adults “talk back” in the comments section).
3. Hone my writing skills
We all know practice makes perfect. My writing skills aren’t perfect, so I guess I’d better keep on blogging!
4. Not for money!
Okay, so I know this isn’t a “reason” why I blog, but it seemed to fit here. I do not blog for money. I don’t receive a cent from blogging. Please notice that my blog is not plastered with ads. You will find a myfarmpets.com ad on my blog page to promote our small home business of advertising family and farm raised pets. No one pays for that ad; it is an ad of my design and choosing.
5. Encourage others
I hope my blog is a breath of fresh air for my readers. I strive to post wholesome, informative, encouraging, spiritual, or humorous content that is family-friendly. I want my blog to be a safe and uplifting place for you.
6. I like reading blogs
I enjoy learning from other people’s blogs. So, this is my “pay-back” for the knowledge and wisdom I’ve gained from others’ blogs.
In conclusion, blogging is hard work. It takes time, but I feel it is time well spent for me. I truly appreciate all my loyal readers and would be honored to add you to my growing list of followers.
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Vanessa from Russell Homestead. Follower of the Lord Jesus, wife of my knight in shining armor, mother of 5 wonderful children, and joint-keeper of the Russell homestead. Thanks for stopping by!
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