Steve Pavlina Inspired Me to Start My Own Blog,

by Dagmar Bleasdale on January 23, 2009

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So, it is official, after much research I have finally started my own blog, Dagmar’s momsense ( Bear with me as I am learning to navigate this new tool.

I ‘m an avid breastfeeding advocate and my blog Dagmar’s momsense was primarily born out of the desire to inform moms about how to succeed at breastfeeding.

After having problems with it in the beginning like so many other moms, I want to share the many, free resources I’ve found so that other moms get through those first rough days and weeks and get to enjoy the many health benefits for their baby and them.

I will also share my thoughts on first-time mommyhood, attachment parenting, working from home, green and frugal living, and life in Westchester, NY.

Inspired to start your own blog? I want to share an article by Steve Pavlina that really got me exited about blogging and might interest you as well. It’s rather long but filled with amazing information and links.

Steve explains in detail why he monetized his blog, and why one shouldn’t be shy about wanting to make a living with blogging. My blog really got off the ground because of the invaluable information I received from this article. Thank you, Steve Pavlina!

I’m a writer, proofreader and editor, and like Steve, I believe in giving my readers something valuable to read. Like he does, I also believe in being compensated for my work and time, like anyone would who does a decent job.

Steve makes most of his income from donations, which is amazing and just shows you how much people appreciate his writing — so much so that they get out their credit card and send him money.

With this blog, I want to provide a service to my readers by writing entertaining, information-packed, researched articles. There will be the occasional post that is pure entertainment, but I hope to at least make you smile with those entries!

Steve makes a very nice living sharing his talent for writing well-written, timely articles, and I would be happy to just make a decent living with my blogging so I can stay home with my son. That’s my goal and I am not ashamed to be open about it.

I can already tell that I will spent hundreds of hours working on this blog — mostly in the middle of the night when my two men are sleeping — and it would be nice if I could inspire some people to actually pay me for my efforts.

Please help me with this goal by actively participating in this blog. I am writing it for all of you to enjoy, and my hope is that maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two from my experiences. I want to make your life easier by telling you what worked for me, be it about natural birth, homeopathy, green living, breastfeeding, parenting, or motherhood in general.

And like Steve, I want to inspire you to pursue your dreams — I’m pursuing my dream of having a well-received, successful blog, as you can see :)

Is there something you would like me to improve upon? Then please let me know and send me a comment! I welcome your input and suggestions.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy my blog!


(picture by Ana Garza)

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Aida B December 5, 2009 at 2:58 AM

Thank you so very much for posting this! I’ve been going in circles about blogging for 7 months until I read this. I’m planning on blogging in Spanish starting in January and was running out of time preparing.
Congratulations on your first year! I love your blog.


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