This is part of Blogtoberfest but I have had a lot of fun with it. Maybe you would like to join too. If you would click the picture at the bottom of this page. Today’s prompt is I never thought Blogging would. Tomorrow we will discuss what it would be like if I were president.
When I began blogging it wasn’t about readership or a dream of any sort to be honest. I started blogging as a way to share our daily lives with my husband who, at the time was in Iraq. I began posting about what we would do and then one day I got mad about a product I didn’t like and let him know. Then I started posting things I did just in case he decided to ship anything our way. My blog became my diary that he could read, no one else seemed to be reading at a time until I joined a mom group through yahoogroups and then I started getting others to comment. This was such an amazing thing to me. I loved the fact that now I was getting replies since he wasn’t really able to view them during that time but I figured he’d read them once he came home. I never thought blogging would stick around, nor did I ever think blogging would bring me friendships like we have always known each other.
I remember the day I discovered what I thought was someone trying to sell me something. In fact I still have the email today. It wasn’t someone trying to sell me something but it was in the beginning stages of when bloggers began reviewing products and Hasbro actually reached out to little ole’ me because I had been reviewing products (granted I really thought just for my husband and a few readers) and giving honest reviews of things I liked and didn’t like about things. They wanted to know if I’d review something called the NetJet. (2007)
Hasbro has two new products out. The first product is Net Jet that is online game system that targets tweens ages 6-11. This new system allows for kids to have an engaging gaming experience, but also assures parents that this game session is taking place in a gated and safe online environment.
Of course after a few emails I finally said yes. See, the thing about blogging is I never would’ve dreamed about getting sent products to keep and write about. Nor did I ever think people were going to pay me to put content on MY site. I know I’m not the only one now, sure there are bloggers out there that begin a blog these days with that intention and I won’t lie I even wonder about how I can make more money. But the truth is I never began my blog as a way to make money, I did plan it to be a way to connect. So, I guess you could also say I never thought blogging would become something where I’d review products and get things in the mail like it were Christmas year round.
I also never thought blogging would end up getting me close friendships and become a way of supporting one another. I love the blogging community because it can become tight-knit and strong. I remember the time I was trying to lose weight and how encouraging everyone was. The time when my husband went overseas and everyone was there for me, or even the time some dear Momwriter friends threw me a virtual baby shower. I’ve developed a lot of lasting relationships that I wouldn’t trade for the world.