Blogging With A Purpose

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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Comments

  1. Pamela says

    Perfect example, right before Thanksgiving I ran into Food Lion and ended up spending over $35 which triggered the discounted Turkey. I already had mine but I just couldn’t leave the deal on the table. So I bought the Turkey and drove it to the Church around the corner just as a group was coming in to make Thanksgiving Baskets. (Divine inspiration, you tell me) I myself have been out of work for almost 16 months but I used to always be a big contributor at the Holidays especially. It felt so good to give again (and it didn’t break my bank)and I know I helped another family.

  2. Kae says

    You might also try additional suggestions for giving.
    For example, this week is collection week for Operation Christmas Child. http://www.air1.com/Faith/Partners/Featured.aspx

  3. Erin says

    What a terrific idea! I appreciate all you do to save others money and time. Your efforts on this blog and your generosity do NOT go unnoticed.

  4. Danielle says

    This is what life is all about! Blessed are those that give.God bless you! I’m glad the conference was informative and enlightening for you. Looking forward to your Food for Free posting.

    Take Care
    Danielle

  5. Mechelle says

    Good goal. This has reminded me that I need to make a better effort to pick up some free stuff to donate. Does anyone know if Valley Rescue or Salvation army takes donations of food stuff? Have always given them money.

  6. says

    That is a great purpose! In tough times like these this is a great way to be able to still give to others! Thanks for doing this!

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