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September finds me shifting gears

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Happy September dear readers. Fall is almost here, can you feel it? I enjoyed a wonderful relaxing Labor Day weekend and hope you did too. 



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I needed to relax, because my August zoomed right on past me with a full plate of work, family and school activities leaving very little time to fret about the state of my blog.


But fret I did. 


See, in the blogging world, August was a really bad month for me. Truth be told, the whole summer was bad. And while I had originally thought I would share all the details with you because the devil is in the details; ultimately I decided on a condensed version.

So here goes: I had my na├»ve little bubble popped and was schooled on how blogging and networking with the big girls and boys really goes down. 

From buying Twitter followers to ghost writers, to whole teams churning out content and then sharing it  24/7, I have had my eyes opened.  I naively thought that some of the bloggers I aspired to be like actually wrote most of their content or at the very least, shared their own Pinterest pins. But no, most of them hire others to do that.

I’m not saying all bloggers are doing this, and I’m not saying that outsourcing and delegating are bad - I’m saying I don’t want to do this to be a professional blogger. I don’t have the time or the money to feed the blogger beast. 

So, now what you say?


I’m totally taking the pressure of myself and my little blog that could by adding another income stream. One I know from past experience works well for me, Avon. 


Yep! I’m an Avon lady! 


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I just rejoined on the 28th of August and on the 29th I got my first order! Now that is a positive ROI (return on investment) I can handle.

 I won’t change things up too much here on the blog, but I will share a product of the week with you.

 If you have been thinking of adding a new income stream, I invite you to join my Avon team. You can read more about it here. It’s only 10 dollars to join and I know lots of Bloggers who are also in direct sales. Inbox me at 4lkinsatgmaildotcom with any questions you may have or fill out my contact form here


I hope September finds you safe and secure financially and otherwise. But if you are discontent, I urge you to take out a pen and paper and plot a change of course. September is the perfect time of year for new beginnings.

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4 Responses to “September finds me shifting gears”

laceyone said...

I had no idea that blogs are outsourced. Shows you what I know! However, I must say, I enjoy reading your 'little blog that could' (and did fine for me!).

I'm excited to hear you are doing Avon again! I will look forward to the product postings but I also look forward to the blog (especially Wordless Wed, my personal fav!)!

Thanks for the great work! You inspire, delight and we enjoy your positive take on life! :-)

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Penny,

Thanks so much for your supportive comment. It and you are a day brightener!

I knew that some of the BIG blogs had teams, but I never realized the trickle down effect was so prevalent in mid-size blogs. So, shows what I know too!

I'm so happy your happy I'm selling Avon again. I'm getting lots of positive support, yours included.

And I just posted a Wordless Wednesday for you my friend.

Have a fabulous day!

popcosmo said...

Sorry to hear you had such a bad August! There really is a whole other world in blogging that is absolutely positive... and I've met so many wonderful people. I hope you enjoy your Avon selling and generate income, but if you keep blogging, please interact with some of the folks who comment on my blog - they are wonderful, kind, generous people who have built their blogs the hard way - through dedication and hard work. And it's been fun!!!
xo ~kim & chloe

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Kim and Chloe,

Like I said in my post, I won't be changing anything about how I blog, except to not worry over stats and what paid job I may or may not get because I too have earned my readers the good old fashioned way, hard work.
Usually, my blogging journey surrounds me with positive hard workers such as yourself. Perhaps I over-reached in August?

Thanks for the well wishes on earning with Avon, it's so much more interesting to me than changing out affiliate links every week.

Thanks for stopping by!

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