Blogging With A Purpose

by Laura on November 15, 2010

The information and relationships I discovered in Chicago this past week are going to greatly affect how I run this blog- both as a business (I want to blog full time so I need to increase my traffic and earnings) and as a money saving tool!  One of the big things I thought about was my purpose in blogging.  What am I trying to accomplish? 

After some contemplative thinking I decided that what really drives me is helping make people’s lives better by allowing them to save money or obtain items for free.  If  people have more money in the bank they feel more secure in their ability to save for retirement or other important items.

But beyond that, I want people to save so they can give.  Whether it is money or obejcts I believe that giving to those in need is hugely therapeutic for both the giver and receiver. 

So the first step I want to take in this effort to make sure my blog fulfills it’s purpose is to list the free food items at the grocery store every week in their own post.  What I am hoping you will do is pick up one of these free items when you grocery shop and give it away.  Give it to your food pantry at church, drop it off at the food bank or give it to a friend who needs it.

In these tough times people are struggling to make ends meet.  If everyone who reads this blog would just pick up ONE extra food item every week for someone in need, we could make a profound difference in our communities.  So every Wednesday I will post “Food For Free” and suggest the most useful items you can donate!

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