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Soap Making and The 30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 1

Rene Whitlock

Posted on August 06 2013

Day 1 – Blog Challenge

Hi Everyone, This is a little different than my usual blogs, but here we go.

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I have committed to a 30 Day Blog Challenge and this, I hope, will get me back on track with blogging more often.

It’s all about routine.

In my last blog post, I talked about how important your time is when it comes to Soap Making.

I mentioned how you need to make sure you are using your time wisely.

I feel like Blogging is a great way to spend my time.




Here are some of the reasons I feel this way:

*Blogging keeps me on track and helps me focus on the next task.

* I blog about what is going on right now.  This also helps me realize what I am spending most of my time on.

* I start off blogging about one thing, then I get many ideas for future blogs as I am typing away.

* There are a lot of really great  questions that I get from my Soap Making School Members.  I usually get part way through answering
their question and I realize it would make a great blog post that may help others as well.

* But the main reason I like to blog is to keep in touch with everyone that reads this blog.  I get so many fantastic emails from all of you.  I love it, keep it up!

Each day we will be given a new topic to cover.  I will do my best to keep it related to the Soap Making World.

But as mentioned in the challenge, some things cross over into our regular lives.

Here is today’s Blog Challenge:

TODAY’s challenge: Write a post on why you started your blog, who you wanted to reach, what you wanted it to be all about.
Then state why you joined this blog challenge and what you want to get out of it.

Why I started my blog:

I began this blog because I am obsessed with making soap, lotions, bath goodies and cleaning products.  I have been doing this for 16 years and feel I have a lot to share.

I live and breath this art.  It feels natural and right to talk about it and share the truth with everyone.

As I have figured out by talking to other soap makers, not everyone wants you to succeed.  Many soap makers have asked me why I share so much information and if I am nervous that I am creating more competition by teaching others how to make soap and products.

My answer to that….. as long as people are still going into a grocery store and buying commercial soap off the shelf, then there are not enough of us soap makers out there to guide these poor people in the right direction.

This is truly how I feel.

Who Do I Want to Reach:

I love it when I can reach those who are curious about the whole soap making process.  I also love it when soap makers tell me “I never though of it that way”.

I want to reach those who know there is a better choice than commercial products filled with chemicals and claim they are all natural.

I want to reach people who have something interesting to say about the topics I bring up.  I like thought provoking topics.

What is this blog about:

Well, soap making, marketing your soap, learning new methods, natural products and how to create using natural ingredients, my experiences in the industry for 16 years.  Things I have seen, things that have changed.  And mostly things that I have thought about when it comes to soap and cosmetics, but I don’t see others discussing it.

Why I joined this challenge and what I want out of it:

I am looking to get back on track with my blogging.  I keep looking for deep interesting topics, but maybe that is not what blogging is all about.  I want to mix it up a little.

Time to make this a routine and keep in touch with everyone.  I am hoping this challenge will turn my blogging into a real habit.

That’s it for today.  Can’t wait to see tomorrows challenge.

Take care and Keep Soaping!