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Blogging began for me back in 2006 when I had many separate blogs (with my main blog being Bringing Good Home on WordPress.com.) For me, that name and that tagline — which I recently switched back to — sums up my approach to blogging.
“She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.” ~ Proverbs 31:12
My blog is about “bringing good home” to my family. Everything I do while blogging should be done in a way that I am still “bringing *good* home” to them. Doing good, not harm. When I moved to self-hosted WordPress, and due to a misunderstanding, I thought I had to pick a new name for my blog. A Classic Housewife in a Modern World was “born” in November of 2008– so named because I want to return to the “classic” idea of housewifery, while making use of today’s “modern” advantages. Later shortened, Classic Housewife is about being the best wife I can be for my husband, the best mom I can be for my kids, and learning about who I am in Christ, who God created me to be and how He wants me to live for Him.
What do I blog about?
I blog as a stay-home, homeschooling, Christian housewife with 3 young children. Typically, that’s the kind of reader my blog will appeal to. However, my blog is open to all moms, stay home or not, homeschooling or not. (Christian or not, though you might get tired of hearing my point of view. If not – well, howdy!)
Encouragement, resources, tips, humor, how-to’s, recipes, ideas… these are a few of the things you will find within the pages of this blog.
Why Do I Blog?
I enjoy it.
For starters…I like to talk. Everybody who knows me in real life just cracked up laughing. It’s true. I hope (as I’m trying to learn in real life) I can learn to listen as much as I talk. I also like to make friends, share my faith, encourage others and learn new things – blogging is a good means to all those ends! I also like to connect with other like-minded bloggers, to expand my circle of good Christian influences.
Blogging helps me do all of these things. From home. And that’s pretty cool.
Hubs ASKED me to blog.
I originally began blogging because my husband wanted me to do it. He heard that some people were starting to make money with it. Yup. It’s true. Unfortunately for him I got into it and grew to love blogging (pay or no pay.) ; )
It’s more than a hobby.
Making money through blogging is hard work! It’s a JOB. (And as far as the IRS is concerned, if I make any money at all on a semi-regular basis, it’s definitely a job and not a hobby.) But my family is my FIRST job. As I’m putting in hours working on the paycheck part, I do believe that if God wants blogging to help contribute to our finances in any way, He’s going to help me do it without compromising on my other (God-given) priorities.
And because it’s a job, blogging is my business. I have to treat this like the business that it is, while maintaining my honesty, integrity, priorities, family life, goals, vision and values.
So there needs to be balance. I hope what I bring to the table through this blog is a good balance.