Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Blogging Benefits

It's been almost 8 months since I started this, my first, blog.  I now have 4 and attempt to maintain them all, sometimes not so successfully, but I try.  I originally got into blogging as a pastime to keep me busy while my little one slept and her brother was off playing.  Boogie started kindergarten this Fall so I found myself with some more downtime.  I found out I could actually make a little income through paid posting and dove head first into that and lost a little of my creativity along the way...but made some money.  I then took this blog in the direction of helping others and have found several individuals to support and help and that makes me feel good.  I've sought out individuals in need and have done posts about their causes.  I've sent money, knitted caps, written letters of support and whatever else they needed that I had to give was sent.

It's been a wonderful ride thus far, and I've received my share of perks as well.  I've received money from paid posts, I've received products to be tested.  I found some great hand-made sea glass ornaments that I purchased as Christmas gifts and I found an author who's books I must now read.

When I first heard of Katy and Liz, the mother and daughter wrongly evicted from their home and living out of their car, I knew I had to post about them and I wanted to send some money.  At the time, Brandilyn Collins was collecting money through her pay pal account and immediately sent some funds.  I was sent a personal thank you e-mail and of course followed the link to her site only to find out she was an author with several books in different series.  I perused her books and found the Kanner Lake series to be the most intriguing.  I ordered the first 2 in the series from  I read the first one in every spare minute I had, it was hard to put down. I even found myself becoming a bathroom reader.  The chapters are short, so I would grab the book each time I went to the bathroom (even just to go pee) and would spend 3-4 minutes finishing a chapter before I would emerge.  Upon completing this riveting story, I immediately picked up the second, happy I had ordered them both.  I will now be purchasing the third and fourth books in the series and will then start on one of her other "seatbelt suspense" series.  Thank You blogging for allowing me to find this great author and her faith filled books.  I am truly enjoying them.

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