I had also planned to get board and batten materials to start on the new office this week, but while we were at Home Depot getting some of the materials for Destructo's room, I decided I better wait and focus just on his room, for now, instead of giving into my usual multi-project ADD (That little promise that I was going to work on one project at a time flew right out the window, didn't it?).
Well, it's a darn good thing I used self-restraint, because I had completely forgotten about competition fees that were due to Diva's dance studio. Good Lord, there went about $500 to the dance fairy!
So, I guess the office will have to wait, which kind of bums me out. After thinking about it though, it makes me wonder about a few things in this "crafty-DIY-home decor-whatever-you-call-it" blogging world.
Then there's another thing which perplexes me even more... the money. Even though the beauty of these projects is that they are fairly cheap, even small and cheap projects add up. I mean, you can do board and batten in a room for around $50, and spray paint is less than $4 a can, but if I get out of Lowe's without spending more than a $100, I feel like I just won the gold in the Olympics or had a balance beam move named after me. So, how do others out there afford these constant projects (even though they are cheap)? As my dad says, you can nickle and dime yourself to death and I totally agree with him (for once). Now, I know some bloggers are successful enough to have sponsors along with free products coming at them all the time, but even those that don't have, like 10,000 followers, seem to be totally kicking ass in the project world. Is there a secret password at the bank that I need?
Finally, how is it that these wonder-DIY'ers have time to blog almost every day? I'm barely getting in two days a week if I'm lucky and my goal is only 3! I'm still confused by how to manage different social media and so I'm twitting and Instagramming left and right with no particular logic. It takes me forever to edit a post (like a few hours) when I do have time to post about something worthwhile and it's not for lack of resources. There are a ton of blogs and books out there to help me with all this, I just don't have the energy to read them.
Now, I'm not whining, or getting down on myself, or comparing myself to other bloggers, even though I sound like I am. I know better than that by now. I'm just honestly wondering if I am delusional in thinking all of this. I just really want to know if I'm the only one that's eyes bulge out like a Looney Tunes character when I see how much I've spent on my "little" projects in a month, or that I sometimes go a week, or longer, without doing a thing that I planned to do.
Granted, Miss Mustard Seed, Young House Love and others do this blogging thing as a business, so of course they are pretty much at it at least 40 hours a week, not only blogging but writing magazine articles or books, not to mention launching their own product lines, etc, but what about other bloggers?
okay....so, I guess I am kind of whining, but more out of curiosity than anything...
I just want to know that I'm not alone and that the 50 plus emails I get daily from other bloggers just make me feel like I should be spending 18 hours a day thrifting, painting, and sanding with an unlimited budget. but that when it comes down to it, I'm not much different than any other blogger, that hopefully, we all feel this way.
Phew...I guess I needed to vent, tonight...or avoid painting baseboards...
But, thanks for reading, anyway and here's a picture for you of me in my awesome bono-esque safety glasses...
|Yes, I did notice that I have old lady neck, but thanks for pointing that out!|