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I have 200 Facebook Fans & I’m Tired (In a Good Way)

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?


  1. Awesome. Congratulations. I am in awe at all that you do with all that you have going on. You inspire me to plunge into the deep without worrying how to swim. Much continued success, I estimate that if you have 200 in 6 months, you’ll have another 300 by your one year anniversary.

    • Thank you Danixa. I look forward to growing my fan page. But more importantly, I look forward to interacting at a deeper level and providing content worth sharing. Thank you for your support.

  2. Patricia – huge congrats!! What a great example of simply setting your daily method of operation, your must-dos, and simply doing them, and then, in due time, reaping the rewards.

    Quite inspiring. Plus, I’m so glad we’ve met online.


    • Brett,
      Thank you for your kind words. I wanted to share a little of my personal life so that my readers can get to know me and as you pointed out, to encourage them as well. If I can be of any help in inspiring someone who is overwhelmed, I’m happy to do that.

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