The song I chose for this Musical Monday is Maybe by Sick Puppies. I am choosing this song because I've decided to get rid of some of my blogs. I have kept three; The Single Mommy Blog, my writing blog, and my art blog. All three are now actually part of The Single Mommy by title.
I still have the book review blog up. I am doing a blog party today (but no one signed up) so it is a Labor Day party of one. I haven't entirely decided to give up the book review blog, but seeing how I really want to work on building a platform for my writing, I am a little nervous about having any negative book reviews linked to my name. For example, what if some big name author is unwilling to give me a positive quote about my book because I wrote about how much her book sucked? Is that weird and paranoid? I don't know.
Along with the blogs that I have gotten rid of, I deleted some Twitters and Facebook pages associated with them. It was seriously hard to keep track of them all! I'm trying to downsize and really focus on what matters to me. This blog, my writing, and my art are the things I want to focus on right now in my career. Can I use that word, career? Hobbies is really more accurate.
The goal is to turn these "hobbies" into a real life money generating career. Get paid to blog. Publish a book. Sell some art in an etsy store. These are my dreams. And with my 39th birthday next month, I feel the clock tick, tick, ticking. I want to be able to say I did these things before I turned 40.
Oh and a new husband would be nice too, but I don't want to seem greedy. I've even been trying to think up names for the blog when I'm no linger single, but that is definitely getting ahead of myself. How about something like The 40 Year Old Bride?
Or not. I'll keep brainstorming ideas.