|Sometimes we get a little silly!|
From Carrie, "Finding balance is always a struggle. Being an advocate is wonderful, but you can’t advocate for everything. My blog is essentially my family’s scrapbook. It documents what we do, how we do it, and how you can do it too if you’d like. I want it to tell the whole story — the amazing times, the tough times, the questions we have, challenges we face. I hope I’m always able to do that, while still adding in a little humor, wit, and research."
Most of us started our blogs as an outlet and a place to share our creativity. Some of our blogs have evolved into a way to earn income. Some of you are still blogging just for fun.
The thing is, some of us depend on our blogs as an additional source of income. If you check out some of the pages here at Back to the Basics you'll see "My Bookshelf" which is full of affiliate links for Books. That means if you purchase a book using my direct link I might make a small percentage.
|I went away for almost a week and only scheduled 1 post. I didn't worry about it because I knew my readers would understand!|
I hope that during the time you've been reading my blog that you have learned a great deal about Organic Gardening as well as herbal home remedies, GMOs and other health related topics. If you feel that I've missed something, please feel free to let me know.
Other ways to earn income include sponsored posts. Sometimes we just receive free product and other times there is monetary compensation involved. I have seen plenty of sponsored posts about junk food and for those I just pass on reading them. Do I leave a judgemental comment? Absolutely not! Not everyone shares my enthusiasm for "Real Food."
I am far from perfect. When I started Mary's Kitchen I shared the occasional "junk food posts." These days I am a bit more strict about clean eating but I try to keep my recipes fun and delicious.
|Organic Orange Ginger Sauteed Veggies|
For some people, shopping at Walmart is a regular thing. For personal or even ethical reasons there are people who are against shopping there. Either way, we all need to find ways to DIY, make it from scratch and make do on a budget in our own way.
At the end of the day we are all humans striving for our little place in the blogosphere. It's important to support each other while educating our readers.
I'd love to hear your thoughts!