Hey friends. The past 5 months since I've started my Facebook page have been -- incredible, to say the least. Everything has happened so quickly and honestly I was not expecting any of this. I have been averaging around 2,000 new followers a week and it's totally blowing my mind. I am thrilled, grateful and so, so fortunate to have you all with me on this journey. I am also exhausted, confused and overwhelmed. The page started as a place for me to share my writing, and it has turned into something else and I'm not sure it's where I want it to be, honestly. I initially loved the idea of giveaways. I thought I could use my platform to help momma's who are busting their butts to support their family by promoting their businesses. I also received a lot of positive feedback from the participants in the giveaways, about how neat it was that they could enter -- without being required to do anything other than answer a question. I don't ask for anything personally when doing these giveaways, I do them for the sole purpose of hooking my peeps up with cool stuff while helping an entrepenuer. HOWEVER, it has started to become to much. I receive over 20 messages a day from business owners asking me to do a giveaway for their business. Those messages are mixed in with messages from mothers and addicts reaching out for help and guidance--and THOSE messages, are the reason I started writing. I feel like I've been carried out to sea in a rip-tide, my feet knocked out beneath me and I've been floating along and trying to make everyone happy and get everyone to like me and please every person on the planet........and I'm drowning. I already feel 10 lbs lighter writing this. I recently met with a pretty influential Mom Blogger and she shared some invaluable wisdom with me, things she wished someone had told her when she first began. The biggest thing I took away from her meeting was when she said "Figure out what your goal with the blog is--why you started-- and focus on that." It got me thinking, my goal was never to orchestrate giveaways. It was to write from the heart, help people, make crazy videos and become a famous billionaire. (Just kidding about that last part.) No I'm not. Anyway. I want to get back to me, doing what feels good to me. What makes me happy and what I want my message to be. I have giveaways booked on Mondays and Fridays through the 25th of this month. After that, I will.....*sigh* no longer be doing them. I hope that you all understand that it is nothing personal and I have truly enjoyed being able to help hopefully bring business to those who have participated so far. But going forward I want to know that whatever long, heartfelt message I'm reading in my inbox won't end with a "catch" from someone wanting to do a giveaway. I am going to spend my time writing, making videos and hanging with the fam. Whew. Damn, it feels good to say that. I feel free. Relieved. And inspired. Thank you all for bearing with me as I figure out what the hell I'm doing with my life. This is all so new to me and I'm learning as I go. Your support has always meant the world to me and I feel so grateful to have you guys with me. THE GOOD NEWS ISSSSSSSSS........... Starting next week, every Friday, I will be posting a new video! That's right. Vids are getting scheduled. 9:00 pm EST on Fridays be on the look out for a video having to do with motherhood, addiction, random life experiences, skits and whatever the hell else pops into this crazy brain of mine. Me love you long time.... Tiff
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