I started this blog almost a year ago when I began to challenge my spending habits. I wanted a way to keep myself accountable and as a Journalism major writing comes naturally. I posted about my monthly grocery budget and the meal plan for each week. It wasn't exciting and I didn't expect anyone to read it, but a few did. Then I discovered coupons and couldn't wait to share the great deals I'd find. And after reading more and more blogs I thought, "I do some pretty cool stuff, I should blog about it." So I did. And do.
I really enjoy blogging. It's not about the pageviews or number of followers. At the end of the day when everyone is asleep
Although I must confess, I rarely tell people about my blog. My family, however, tells everyone. My sister (hi, sis) put it on her facebook and when I saw her post I buried my head in a pillow. I don't tell friends because I wouldn't have much to talk to them about if they read my blog daily. I can hear the conversations now:
"I saw that you went to the beach."
"Yep. Noah fell asleep and..."
Which is why I don't spend much time on Facebook. I like to hear it from people. I'm not referring to the "I'm folding 5 loads of laundry" posts (do they think people want to know that?), it's the milestone posts that I try to avoid reading. I'd rather share the joy with the person in person. I hate that many conversations start with "Did you see my post about...."
Well, this really went a different direction than I was planning. What I'm trying to say is -
To my readers, thanks. I'm glad that you are here. I hope I inspire you in some way. Also, a big Thank You to Kortney from Korntey's Krazy Life for awarding me with the Butterfly Award. You made my week :)
And to my stalker who googles "Amanda Gardner blog" several times a day - HI! bwahaha.
It's probably my mom.