When I started this blog, the Nerd had been suggesting it for a while. Apparently you can make money off them or something.
But I’m pretty sure you have to be professional and a fantastic writer and have a big audience for that to happen. So I settled for sharing parenting insanity and my children’s mutinies against me in hopes of being able to laugh about it all.
The thing is, writing is time-consuming. And I’ve had to set priorities. And unfortunately, I have to keep buying things like food and oil and coffee, and those require income. Enter my super awesome opportunity: child care for another two-year-old at my house. I managed to land a paying gig with a sweet little girl during the week. Please stifle your laughter when you realize someone is paying me to take care of their child. Because we all know how well that’s worked out for my own kids.
Side note: I have lost 4 pounds since starting this, because it’s amazing how much you can’t sit down when there are three humans under the age of 5 in your care. Kind of excited about that added bonus.
Before the holidays, I realized that really, this blog was just continually consuming more and more of my time, and really not going anywhere. Readership is at a low point, I’m tweeting nonsense (“tweeting” is still such an odd term) in addition to writing nonsense and posting nonsense on Facebook. Between childcare, family obligations, and church obligations, I’m trying to squeeze in really lame posts just to have something up here.
In short, I think it’s time to shut this thing down.
I’ve been mulling it over for over a month. My options are either to continue working to monetize this thing, which has not worked out as of yet, or to wave the white flag and realize I can’t do it all, because I’m blessedly busy nowadays in lots of good ways.
I haven’t officially made a decision yet, but I figured getting this up here would at least buy me some time while I weigh the pros and cons.
And while I go clean up the cereal the kids just dumped all over the floor.
Some things never change.