What is it You Do?…I run a blog

The question I get most often with those outside my social media realm (even those in sometimes don’t pay attention either).  What is it you do?

I run a blog.  You what?  I run a blog, I do reviews and sponsored posts for companies that pay me and/or give me the product for free.  Uhm, they say, how does that work?  

*blank stare*…

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It’s especially fun to try to explain to an older lady that really has NO idea about computers.  Jason was brilliant at Christmas dinner when I was asked, Do you have a job now?  I stated, I run a blog.  A what?  Hard of hearing on top of it and me being so soft spoken even though I felt like I yelled it.  My sister-in-law tried to explain it and failed too. My brilliant husband finally goes…She kind of runs her own magazine online.  Ohh okay, that worked.  

And it’s not just the blog I run.  I feel like I get more sponsored things through my social media sites right now then my blog itself, but still it all ties together.  I do a million surveys each day that pay me, but get pretty annoy quick sometimes.  I now just close it out if it’s just getting to me too much.

So yes, I sit at home ALL day and sit at the computer.  Most of the time its a 7 days of the week gig, cause if I slack one day I am picking up the pieces for a long time after.  

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I am still not “bringing home the bacon”, but it’s getting so much better.  I can pay our monthly netflix with no issues and usually am able to transfer over to savings quite often. I feel like I am becoming something.  Where offers are coming in a bit more and I am getting picked for more things than I had been.  I feel like 2015 is going to be a pretty good paying wise.

I want to buy a new layout in the new year, as I not really happy with what I have and want it to scream more “me”.  After this blog is who I am and how I broadcast to you all.

So the question is, What is it you do?

I run a blog…

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  • Debbie Gibson

    You are going to do amazing things this coming year, Love you bestie<3

    • Thank you my dear – I hope its a bit more constant flow 🙂

  • It’s even harder to explain how I write from home for a living and I am not a blogger LOL

  • Melissa M. Miller

    I work full-time outside of the home, selling fasteners (nuts, bolts, screws, etc.) to businesses. After that, I operate several different blogs. Explaining the blogging thing is a bit more challenging than explaining the fastener thing, especially as it relates to reviewing products.

    I actually like your blog layout. It’s clean, organized and easy to navigate. The only thing I would change is maybe getting a custom designed header or designing one yourself. I might be able to help if you’re interested. I also might add footers and move some stuff from the sidebar down there.

    • The little corner header is all that is able on this layout design.

      • Melissa M. Miller

        You should be able to fix that with CSS.

  • aprilaakre

    I love how your husband described blogging-running your own magazine online. You do a great job on your blog. I hope you had a good Christmas and have an even better New Year.

    • It was the perfect way to describe it to someone that just didn’t understand what you were saying! And thanks hon!!