Forward: When I started typing this article, I had no idea where it was going to take me. Sometimes words just flow from your fingers and you can’t stop them. My fingers just typed with a clarity of purpose I have not felt in months.
PS – I can’t believe I just wrote a forward to a blog post.
Currently, I am participating in yet another 30 Day Ultimate Blog Challenge, and Paul, one of the challenge hosts, asks: Why do you blog?
So now, it’s time to think about, and share, my answer.
Crazy Blog Lady
I actually have three blogs, none of which received much attention from me these past 6 months. I’ve been busy doing the things about which I like to blog!
Our primary source of income comes from the online custom furniture business my husband and I founded in 1998. We are both quite geeky (we met on American Online), and selling custom furniture on the internet was such a wacky crazy idea we decided to try it. We were one of, if not THE first mom and pop custom furniture websites.
For the custom furniture blog, I post about projects my husband is creating, and client testimonials.
Handmade in Texas
Several years back, I got this crazy (there’s that word again) notion that I wanted to help artists and artisans in Texas promote their work. So, I launched HandmadeinTexas.net. The website has a directory of Texas artisans, too. Most of the posts on the art blog are interviews with artists, or reviews of venues and restaurants.
HandmadeinTexas.net has so much potential to be a resource for thousands of artists across Texas. Right now, I am not the best person to grow that website, so I am selling it. If you know someone who would be a great fit to take over, please have them contact me.
So, that brings us to this blog. Fifteen years ago this website (domain name), MomGeek.com, was where I offered website design and hosting to small businesses. I like helping small businesses. I sold the book of business ten years ago but kept the domain name, because I like it. I’m a mom, I’m a geek. I AM MomGeek.
After I sold the hosting business, I had no idea what to do with MomGeek.com, so it just sat in cyberspace for many, many years. Crazy, huh?
When I launched my greeting card and gift business, I decided to rebrand to GratitudeGeek and transform this dormant domain into something…
Exactly, WHAT is that something?
Why Do You Blog?
I blog to share. I share because I want to help.
I want to help small business owners, because over the past 30 years both my husband and I have been blessed with mentors who have taught us how to be successful small business owners, and I want to pay it forward.
I want to help people recently diagnosed with cancer navigate the journey, because I have kind, generous, loving people help me as I live with metastatic disease, and I want to pay it forward.
I want to help myself by documenting the precious time I have on this beautiful planet that my husband, daughter, and I share with 7.5 billion beautiful people.
Life is a gift, and I want to inspire people to live their best possible life by living mine.
I blog because I am grateful.