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If you’re a Christian mama blogger who is thinking about/dabbling in the world of making money while blogging, Growing Your Blog While Managing Your Home is for you!
Author Jacinda Vandenberg is a homeschooling mama to 3 kids (ages 9 months to 4 years) and a successful blogger at Growing Home. She admits that managing your home, teaching your kids, nurturing your family, and organizing your online work is a challenge. Your days won’t be perfect.
But there are ways to make it not only manageable, but enjoyable. And there are ways to make sure that your family is not constantly being left on the back burner.
I need this e-book. It’s what I’m reading this week. In fact, I received an advanced copy for review purposes and read nearly all of it at once. Now I’m going back, rereading, and taking notes.
There is a lot of information packed into Growing Your Blog:
What I like best is Jacinda’s honesty and her willingness to share genuinely helpful information.
She gives you a break down of her daily schedule (and freely admits that real life looks a little different) so you can see how she limits her online hours and how she arranges them around her family’s needs.
While I can’t copy her schedule (her oldest kid is 4, but my youngest kid is 4 so naps flew out the window around here long ago), I had no trouble taking the basic ideas to start brainstorming something that will work for my particular situation.
Jacinda also shares plenty of practical tidbits on blogging, including developing quality content, formatting, and so on. I’ve already spotted a helpful coding tip that I can incorporate into my sidebars to get the images to line up just so while saving space.
Overall, Growing Your Blog is a worthwhile read if you’ve ever felt like your blogging was taking over your life, whether you are seriously considering monetizing or not.
There’ve been many times over the past few months that I’ve felt maybe I just need to quit…after reading this book, I know I just need a better plan. My priorities have been out of whack. I knew it, but I needed a “blueprint” for turning them around.
Growing Your Blog While Managing Your Home regularly sells for $7.99, but is available now through the 18th for only $3.99!
Disclosure: I am an affiliate for Growing Your Blog While Managing Your Home and received a free copy of this e-book to facilitate my review. I will receive a commission if you make a purchase through my affiliate link. All opinions stated here are my own. Thank you for supporting Homeschooling Hearts & Minds.