In an early conversation with a friend in 2007, when I described my vision for Richmondmom.com, she somewhat-protectively said, “I think that’s already being done.”
But it really wasn’t, not the way I wanted to do it.
You see, I had to create what I felt passionate about–a blog that didn’t yet exist but that was something I thought readers would want.
Selling my blog to one of my clients (who are carrying the torch well!) five years later with over 200,000 annual readers & dozens of advertisers was bittersweet but necessary for me personally. I’d fulfilled my mission & wanted to focus on my other creative bent, my Richmond Rocks children’s books and other pursuits.*
After all, I’d likely never had pursued publishing Richmond Rocks & The Spooky Sequel had I not built a platform that created the perfect birthplace for my books.
That desire to create is what fuels my flame, because most of us don’t even really know what it is that we want until someone brings it to us.
*Oh yes, I have a full-time job, three kids, two houses (we’re hoping to whittle that to one when the market swings back!) & one husband.