Almost a month of blogging not-for-money

It is frightening how each month just flew by like that. I was in church today and saw that the June issue of Shalom (a prayer guide) is out. Ooopss…the May issue is still somewhere sitting in one of my handbags.

I started the month of May with the intention of focussing on my faith instead of focussing on how to make more money. Overall, I am pleased with the transformation of my blog persona over at my faith blog because I am now in better control of my tongue which tends to spit acid if provoke.

Few days ago, I went shopping and instead of buying cosmetics like I normally do when I make lots of money, I bought books instead. I never finish using those creams and lotions because I buy just because I can afford. So, in keeping with my resolution, I bought some chic lit (romance) books (eeks..what a transformation!), some inspirational books and lots of books for my children.

I figure that if I don’t read, I won’t have the inspiration to spew more blog posts. When I was so crazy about making money, I only read all the SEO blogs, from the whitest white to the darkest black. Now, I settle down in the morning reading silly, fluffy romance stories to serious, stuffy Bible in my national language.

And you know what? I didn’t die! I thought that I would go crazy if I don’t get to hear the kaching! kaching! of the USD pouring into my PayPal.

I am glad I make the decision to shift away from making money beacause I am battling some personal issues with regards to ailing in-laws. I know that I would be stressed out of my mind if I have to chase the USD with every surfacing paid posts or cracking my head to write quality contents while balancing my time around them. There are days when I never even visit any of my blogs except those that I want to rant on.

So, my point is – We can live without making money sometimes. It is good for the spirit and mind. Try it!

Of course, that doesn’t mean that I made zero income in May. I still make money, more than enough but it is priceless to discover that I am not reliant on it as my oxygen.

Post Author: lilian

6 thoughts on “Almost a month of blogging not-for-money

    Raymond Chan

    (May 25, 2008 - 4:13 am)

    Good for you for pampering yourself instead of stressing yourself out with all the money-making. Have a good break while you’re at it, and I pray that your in-laws will be under Lord’s care.

    Make Money Talks

    (May 25, 2008 - 4:24 am)

    In one period of live i where left on nickels after job i had crushed because company went dead, but as you say that give you something to think about ;)

    Sue |

    (May 26, 2008 - 11:04 pm)

    How very true.

    We sometimes spend too much time working and forget to live!

    Thanks for the reminder.



    (May 27, 2008 - 12:10 pm)

    sometimes think of making money is good..but health is important health = no money..relax and go for travelling sometimes too ^^
    take care lilian ahyi ^^

    Jordan Pearce

    (May 29, 2008 - 10:45 am)

    Cosmetics. Books. Cosmetics. Books. That’s a tough one!

    bb community

    (May 29, 2008 - 2:28 pm)

    then this transformation looks good to u~ anyhow, ppl respect u coz u r dare to talk. all the best 5xmom, i’ll keep visiting your site oftenly ;p

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