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Friday, June 8, 2012

Who would want to read my posts?

There are literally millions of blogs. And there are so many good ones - especially written by Moms. So what are unique things that I could offer readers? Other moms are "supermoms" who can juggle anything and everything. Many have mega-patience - especially homeschoolers!( I can't even imagine that level of dedication and smarts.) I pale in comparison.

My claim to fame (so to speak) is that I started a marketing/promotion business from a card table at home...then grew it into a business having major name-brand clients on all four coasts. I increased my billings from $30,000/year to $9 million/year (and had the overhead to show it with offices in 3 cities). Note: "billings" are a long way from "profit" - gross or otherwise. Still, it was formidable.

And then I sold it for a lot less than I could have if I'd waited. But I was seriously depressed (the super-sick kind) and finally, miserable. "Success" does not help most things. But I never worked for success - just income. Luckily, I had my wonderful husband and daughter for moral and mental support and survived with the help of a great psychiatrist.

Today I feel great. I kept a very few clients for myself and love them (and their work). I get to do all the things I wanted to do when I started the business - with no employees (vs. 25). But that's another subject.

As many as my talents may be or have been, I still have no unique things to say. The millions of bloggers ahead of me have said it all.

So that's why I call this my own little "cyberspace." It's not even a pinprick in the tapestry of blogs out there. But it's mine, right? Gotta love it! In the end, it doesn't matter whether people read my posts or not since I want no ads, rewards or admiration.

And that's as good as it gets.