My latest post! Here are my tips on how to use blogging groups on Facebook. 🙂
I have a confession: I have anger issues.
Not the “beat the crap out of someone” type angry issues, but the “passive aggressive, hold a grudge forever and a day” type of anger issues. It’s not that I don’t forgive easily, but if you are a repeat offender I’m not so great at forgiving you 70 times 7…This is especially true is you are hurting other people who don’t know how to stand up for themselves.
This usually doesn’t pose much of a problem in my everyday life, because I avoid people who are bad for my blood pressure. However, the people who have walked into my life (and I subsequently told them not to let the door hit them where the good Lord split them) in the last few years have seriously tried my patience and done their best to destroy my faith in humanity. Dealing with trolls on my blog has made me easily agitated in the last year and I’ve considered completely removing my comment section because of it.
My anger issues weren’t really on public display until Facebook and my New Crunchy Mom blog. Since then they have become apparent in my posts where I lampooned various mommy groups for being particularly insufferable.
I never saw a problem with this (especially in my newly sleep deprived mommy state), hoping that it’d be a wake-up call to the mean girl type bullies and a welcome defense for those being bullied. It was both, thankfully, but some things have happened since then to make me rethink the content I put out in the future.Continue Reading
Here is my latest contribution to Anne Cohen’s site. If you have ever worked how another blogger gets so much attention, this is the post for you!
I just accepted a contributor position last night for Anne Cohen’s website. It’s a big change, but I’m excited! Here is my first article for her. <3
It’s been almost a year since I started out blogging. I am so thankful that I could start in a place where a community of people came out to read my stuff, encourage and support me. Today, I have an important announcement to share with you.
It is with much trepidation and excitement that I wish to announce the creation of a support page for all of my creative endeavors: Rebecca’s Patreon Page
Over the past few months, I have felt more and more called to add my voice as a young wife, mother, but most especially Christian to the world. Many women in the same situation I find myself in feel alone and underrepresented, and I want to be here telling you that you aren’t alone. But at the same time I have felt in increased burden to work beside my husband to relieve some of the pressure of being a single-income home by making money myself.
You can imagine the difficulty of doing that while remaining a stay-at-home mom, and my husband has encouraged me to continue with my content creation because it is helping people, and allows me time with our son.
I am trying to live in the best of both worlds, and continue what I do on my current website, RebeccaLemke.com, while earning a small income if only to cover the costs of site-maintenance, but I feel as though most of the ways blogs make money end up being scammy, and I don’t want to go down that road. I’ve intentionally turned down numerous opportunities based solely on this principle.
That said, it is through this thought process that I have decided to create a Patreon page with a twofold purpose: A) to provide people who love what I do and want it to continue a way to contribute to making my content creation a sustainable endeavor, and B ) as a way to give even more value to my awesome fans.
You can check out the page here, and notice that I’ve set up rewards for people of different giving levels (“like PBS” my husband says). I tried to make them all unique, fun, and hopefully affordable for those who wish to contribute.
I put this up as a general announcement, but I strongly desire that no one feel pressured to contribute if they don’t have the means or desire. I want to have an impact in the world by being there with my videos, writings, and podcasts for those who have suffered and need comfort and empathy, or simply a clarifying moment of “Yes, me too!”. If that describes you, I’m happy to have you on board, even if just as an observer.
I love you guys, and I hope it’s clear that my motivation for doing this is not greed, but comes out of the realization that everything I do is for others like me, and as a result this is done in order that I can continue to sustain my content for the long haul.
I love you all so much, thank you for everything you’ve done for me!
I have had a few people ask me if I have any tips on writer’s block, so here they are! I don’t know why it isn’t showing the thumbnail for this video, but I promise it works! 😉
Hey there! 🙂
Before I moved over to this website, I committed to doing a giveaway with two companies on my old site, New Crunchy Mom.
In crunchy mom style, the giveaway features products that crunchy moms would love! Essential oil jewelry, a bottle of essential oils (managed and sent out by the shop keeper), and a bunch of natural cosmetic care products from Crunchie Life (organic and non-toxic body butter, shaving cream, outdoor activity butter, rosemary lipgloss, spearmint lipgloss and calming baby powder)!
Yall, no one told me but giveaways are a lot of work! I’m going to go grab my favorite ice cream and pray that everything goes off without a hitch!
You can check out the giveaway here: Crunchie Life and SirenSistersElixirs Giveaway (Essential Oil and Natural Product Swag)
This is going to be a different kind of blog post for me. As in: WARNING, RANT AHEAD!
When I first created a Pinterest account for my blog, I was added to several group boards. I was determined to get off on the right foot, so I read all of the rules for each board so that I could participate without breaking any of the rules.
I was surprised to find that one of the boards (my favorite one actually) had a rule posted, “No porn, porn will upset us.”
Cue my mental, “Excuse me, what?” This is Pinterest, I thought, there is no porn on Pinterest!Continue Reading