4.14.2010

It's About You

So often, my husband finds me working on Love Actually and he always says, "Cher, you put so much time into that blog! You could be making so much money if you just sold your ideas."

The ideas of turning this blog into a "money maker" have been tossed around again and again....but somehow I'm always led back to just continuing the way I am going.

Maybe it's lack of ambition, maybe it's fear of no recognition, maybe it's just a fun hobby that I can't seem to let go of. Or maybe I'm concerned that those who really need the ideas need them to be free! I don't know.

I do know that the real reason behind keeping up on this blog becomes very clear when I read something like this.

{posted with permission from Brittney Collado}

What is the real reason?

It isn't about the money.
It isn't lack of ambition.
It's not about the recognition.
And, I have plenty of other hobbies to keep my attention.
It's about you.

You, who want to love your spouse more. You, who have a desire to make them happy forever. It's such a simple and yet such a significant desire. It's a hard thing to do at times. And that brings you back here to get inspired and motivated.

I'm both proud and grateful for all that has come out of this blog. It is a lot of work, but worth it in every way after reading sweet comments like Brittney's and so many others of you who have sent emails and left comments.

So, thank you for being here, reading, commenting, and spreading the word about Love Actually. I hope I'll be able to continue it until ideas no longer come to mind...or at least until I get more ambitious, need some spending money, or discover a hobby more rewarding than enriching the love lives of others... :)

32 comments:

Melody said...

What a nice letter. That would make it all worth it. Thanks for all you do!

amybyrd said...

I love your ideas! I made clover cash for my husband and he ran around for weeks like a little kids trying to find them. At one point he found my stash and tried to take those. I love that your ideas are simple and sweet and focus on our relationship!

Bethany said...

I love your ideas.
If you wanted to make some extra cash with your ideas, write a book! I know I would buy it and keep your blog free, or however. You have amazing ideas!

The Broderick Family Blog said...

I LOVE your ideas! Especially with my husband still in school and me working, it seems that life can get a little hectic- but i love how simple and sweet your ideas are. Thanks for giving back!
My husband told me that one way to make a little cash for for the blog is to have a donate button with a paypal account. I appreciate all of you time and ideas!
Thanks again,
Nicolette & Shaun Broderick

Jessica said...

I'm so glad that you choose to share these things with us for free! It seems like it's hard to find anything for free anywhere...not that I'm looking for handouts or that everyone should be giving them, but it's hard to find people with a heart like yours. Thank you for continuing to share with us! :)

Sally Sagers said...

thanks so much for keeping this a free blog! I love your ideas and it is fun to try them with my husband!
I agree that if you wrote a book, I would buy it though!

Ms. Wedding Crasher said...

Well I am glad that you do blog! Love your blog!

PS I am enjoying following your blog and would love if you could follow mine too. I am a brand new blogger.
http://weddingcrashersguide.blogspot.com/

amber said...

I love you blog!! I agree with the others write a book, i would buy it too.

Shirley said...

I totally agree with the others. You are amazing with your ideas and my husband loves them. Thanks for having them for free! :) You should definitely write a book!

Cam said...

What an amazing person you must be :) I am so grateful that you share your wonderful ideas for free. After having our first baby my husband and I have noticed a significant decrease in romance...your ideas have really helped me to make that effort and I know my husband has really enjoyed the things I have done. Thanks for you taking the time to share your beautiful talent!

Amanda said...

I am so thankful for you and your husband for sharing your time and ideas.

Ras Family said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! It has given me WONDERFUL ideas to respark the flame with my hubby. I thank you from the depths of my heart! I wouldn't be at the good spot today in our marriage if it weren't for you. Let me know if you publish that book! I'd get a copy for myself and a couple more for wedding gift. (My hubby thanks you too!!!)

Becky said...

I know Cher from college and she really is an amazing person! SO kind. SO generous.

Cher I'm so glad you provide so many fun and romantic ideas and for free. I agree with the others...write a book and get some money for it! Lots of blogs go book...I bet it's not too hard these days!

Love you Cher!

Valerie said...

I am a huge fan of your blog! Like many are these days, we've been hit by the economy and appreciate things like this that can brighten our lives, free of charge.

I love, love, love it!

The Zookeeper said...

I am a HUGE fan of your blog. I just found it not too long ago. I have use several of the ideas.
We have 6 kids and my 92 yo grandmother moved in with us 4 months ago. With our very hectic schedule, he puts his name on certain nights on the calendar and I know in advance to put the kids to bed early and reserve that time just for us.

I just went to Target last night and saw that they have a line of bachorlette stuff right now in their dollar bins. Because I have recieved so much inspiration from your site I bought some to change up a little and use for us. I can take some pics if you like when I am finished. It won't be wonderful but it might be a jumping off point for someone else.

Thanks for these wonderful ideas!! I love it all! (and it fits in our budget nicely!)

A Love Worth Waiting For said...

I just found your blog and I LOVE it!!!! Thanks so much for all of the wonderful ideas!

Cher said...

Thanks for the love everyone...I love it! :) reading these comments has been the best part of my entire day by far!

Cook Family said...

Cher, I thank my Father in Heaven often for you! That he created you and that you have created this amazing blog. You have CHANGED my good marriage into a GREAT marriage. I had NO idea what was missing until I found your blog. Your blog is truly an answer to my prayers. I have a loving, exciting, wonderful marriage because of you. I have been good at incorporating your romantic ideas in to my marriage but without YOU I would have never even had the idea that romance was missing or the ideas of WHAT to do SO I thank you, thank you, thank you. You are a marvelous person!

Jacob and Noelle said...

You should turn this blog into a book!

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TheSpanishLady said...

Love your blog, and I know what you mean. I dont advertise on my blog because I just dont want it to be about that. it is my online journal not a billboard. I think you could go either way and we would all still love you though.

Michelle said...

I have really appreciated the time that you have put into this blog. I have a wonderful relationship with my husband but you have helped us to make it EVEN BETTER! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your hard work.

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Thanks! Your blog is really great!

I am giving you the Sunshine award. Your ideas are always so great!

Thanks!
simplydesigning.blogspot.com

mamacooker said...

I'm your newest follower!! I love reading blogs.

One Happy Family said...

I agree- your blog is amazing and so are YOU!

王妍妮 said...

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kelleen said...

thank you for keeping this up--it really as made a difference in our relationship too; with 4 little ones I have like 0 time to think of anything creative, and this helps me let my spouse know I still care. thanks for helping all us out here have better marriages! please keep it up!

-Randall.Ashley- said...

I really appreciate you doing this blog and for giving us lots of free ideas! You are so creative and have helped me so much with my marriage! My hubby thinks I'm creative, wish I could take the credit =) So thank you, thank you!

Alison said...

Aw, thanks for that honesty. I LOVE your blog... and try hard to be loving and romantic to my husband (it is not easy, working full time, and taking care of our one-year-old... who am I kidding... its not easy WITHOUT kids either... seems like something always takes priority over "romance"). Anyway... thanks for your blog and for all your amazing ideas!! (I plan to do the Laundry Game this week - we have PILES!!).

Erica Chandler Hansen said...

You could always write a book based on these ideas. I'm sure it would be a hit!

Shahny said...

I'm also very thankful for this idea of yours; I used it this last Valentines and my hubby absolutely loved it!

http://shahnyshort.blogspot.com/2010/03/14-days-of-valentines.html

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