The Whole Truth

Jan 24

2010

The Business of Blogging (and a Happy Birthday to My Ex)

by Alexis Neely - Posted in Business, Divorce |

Before I get started with this post, can I just say – HI!  Ah, it feels so good to be back here.

I really love when I can write 2-3 times a week.  But, with the money map launch (which we sold out with 100 attendees, so happy!) and finalizing LIFT (so, so, so close to launching), it just hasn’t been possible to do everything.

So, writing on the blog is what doesn’t get done.  And believe me, my kids are really happy about that because it means I didn’t choose my blog over them.

But, it truly is a conundrum for me.  I want to be a blogger.  A real blogger.  In fact, as soon as I saw ProBlogger’s list of bloggers to watch in 2010, I knew I would aim to be on that list for 2011.

And yet, I haven’t yet figured out the magical recipe of running my businesses, raising my kids AND regularly blogging on the bloggity blog.

My intent is to figure it out by the time I re-launch this blog with it’s new name and design in the next few weeks.  (Oh, and by the way, the name is changing from the Intrepid Mompreneur to Life, Business and the Pursuit of Truth – the tagline of being afraid and doing it anyway will remain the same.)

In the meantime, life is good.

Today is my ex-husband’s birthday and he let me give him a hug and now he’s letting me take him out to breakfast with the kids.  Such progress from just a couple of years ago when he wouldn’t even look at me.  Just this week, we had one of the best conversations we’ve had in the 16 years we’ve known each other.

In case you didn’t know, he lives with me and the kids in our house in Colorado.  But, he’ll be going back and forth to Los Angeles each month to take care of some business he has going on there.  And, he has agreed to be here with the kids so I can do all the travel I need to (and want to) do for my businesses.

I’m going to run now so I can take the ex to that breakfast I mentioned before he thinks I’m not giving him my attention, which is what led to our divorce in the first place.

I’ll be back with a new post about transforming from a small business owner into an inspired business leader as soon as I get a few more minutes to write.


  • reinasweiner

    Sounds like you have created a very workable relationship with your ex. Everyone benefits, kids included. What could be wrong with that.

  • Leanna

    One of the things I like best about you, is how you figure out how to let your kids be around both of their parents. I can only imagine how happy that makes them.

  • brendanicholson

    I too have to say that one of the things I admire most about you is your kind and generous heart when it comes to your ex-husband. To me, that's real integrity.

    And it's also great that you put your kids above writing the blog. Clearly your priorities are in the right place.

    Not sure what platform you're using, but some will let you write several posts and schedule them for publication later. Maybe that would help?

  • reinasweiner

    Sounds like you have created a very workable relationship with your ex. Everyone benefits, kids included. What could be wrong with that.

  • Leanna

    One of the things I like best about you, is how you figure out how to let your kids be around both of their parents. I can only imagine how happy that makes them.

  • brendanicholson

    I too have to say that one of the things I admire most about you is your kind and generous heart when it comes to your ex-husband. To me, that's real integrity.

    And it's also great that you put your kids above writing the blog. Clearly your priorities are in the right place.

    Not sure what platform you're using, but some will let you write several posts and schedule them for publication later. Maybe that would help?

  • ckka

    Congrats on the Money Map launch and I can't wait to say I was reading you before you were listed on ProBloggers list to watch!

    I just got my LIFT introductory email, I am hoping for wonderful transformations. You have written many things that are resonating with me right now. I am afraid and doing it anyway! I wasn't afraid when I started, but now I am… and now it just not isn't coming together the way I imagined it.

  • ckka

    Congrats on the Money Map launch and I can't wait to say I was reading you before you were listed on ProBloggers list to watch!

    I just got my LIFT introductory email, I am hoping for wonderful transformations. You have written many things that are resonating with me right now. I am afraid and doing it anyway! I wasn't afraid when I started, but now I am… and now it just isn't coming together the way I imagined it.