Today, I’m feeling tired … and grateful.
I had planned to write one of my usual marketing communications pieces…but I won’t. I want to celebrate some of the small successes I have had recently.
Like my 200th Facebook fan! That happened today and it’s a big deal for me. Because I did not exist on the internet before April 9th this year. And because I work alone – from home, while home schooling my ten-year old, taking care of my two pre-schoolers and doing the things that house-wives do.
The day I decided to exist online, I made a vow to myself – that come hell or high water, I would blog twice a week. It’s not been easy. As I write this, we’re studying pollination and how bees play an important role. The younger ones are nagging (again) wanting to know what’s for supper. I’ve got them covered.
I put a pot-roast in the slow-cooker this morning. Supper will be ready by five. We always eat at six thirty so that we can get the kids to bed early and look forward to a quiet evening. My husband and I love to snuggle on the couch, watch something nice on TV and enjoy a glass of red wine. It’s a nightly ritual at my house.
I’m also feeling really good about my first newsletter. Oh it’s not yet published, but it will be in less than two weeks. I’ve put a lot of sweat and tears into that project, but it’s been a labor of love – for my readers. I pray they’ll like it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.
Sometimes I wish I had someone to help me, you know, like an assistant. ‘Course they’d have to work for free ’cause I can’t pay them…at least not right now.
But you know what else is really neat? I finally decided to take the plunge and test out Facebook Advertising. I launched my first ad two days ago and I’ve been watching the stats like – (insert joke). As if I’m not busy enough, now I have to learn a whole new set of jargon, like CPC, CPM and ‘impressions’.
So here’s the thing…you know how a colorful surprise appears in the sky when the rain has been pouring? That’s how it is today. . .After six months of online existence, my brand is starting to take off. It’s been tough and exciting at the same time. I am so grateful to be doing what I do – to have my children with me and enjoy my work at the same time. How many people can say that?
What’s your story?