Did you want to be a blogger when you grew up?

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When you were younger what did you want to be when you grew up? 

I bet none of you said “blogger”. 

Maybe I am telling my age here, but Bloggers didn’t exist when I was growing up.  We didn’t have internet.  We didn’t even have a television with a control. 

I know I always wanted to do something creative.  Maybe that was just the Libra coming out in me.

I wanted to paint, draw, write.  Anything creative.  My desire was never big enough so I gave into life and just went with  where it took me, instead of making it into what I wanted. 

Now technology is the in thing and each day it gets easier and easier to do things.  You see 3 and 4 years old texting using Ipads.  The schools are requiring children bring in laptops instead of notebooks. 

I would just about bet if the question was asked to grade school kids “what do you want to be when you grow up?”  Some of them will say “Blogger”. 

If you have blogged any amount of time you know that blogging is not easy.  Someone that hasn’t done it think it is something us women do to keep from working.  Believe me it is work.  We spend hours on hours going through emails, creating content, networking, answering questions and sending stats.  we give up television and going out to lunch with our friends. 

Our pay is the items we are reviewing.  It take a long time to really monetize your blog wether it is through affiliate programs, banners or sponsored posts. 

We don’t just put up a blog and everybody and their brother flock to it to read.  We promote.  I remember the first time I put up a giveaway.  I was thinking this will bring a lot of traffic.  I was giving a gift card!  I mean people is supposed to show up to try and get that right?  NOPE.  That wasn’t the case. 

When we go to a conference we aren’t going for a vacation.  We aren’t laying on the beach and sleeping in.  We are going to bed early where we woke up at 6 a,m and spent the whole day in a conference room at the hotel we were staying at.

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But this is all alright!  This is what we chose to do.  This is our passion.  We want to learn, we want to share.  We want to connect.  Just know once you make the decision to get into blogging that:

  1. You will be working a full time job
  2. You won’t be making money to start with
  3. It won’t always be easy but it is so worth it

There is a great ebook you can download for free now!  You can get it here.  I was actually quoted in it.  But the book is called “How to get noticed Online”  and it was written by Allie from Ramblings of a WAHM It is so full of tips that old and young bloggers should read.

The only thing I can add.  That I hope I always do.  I always want to pay it forward.  I have seen bloggers that has became established bloggers.  They get where they want to be and they forget about the “little” people.  Don’t do that.  Don’t cut people out of your life, you never know when one day you just might need them.

If I always do that, then I can say I have reached my goal.

“what did you want to be when you grew up?”

11 Responses to Did you want to be a blogger when you grew up?

  • Alison says:

    It’s kinda funny, that blogger is now a job for many :)
    It’s also unique in that it’s one of those ‘jobs’ that many people do because they love it, not just to make money.
    I agree, no matter how big a blog gets, one mustn’t forget the people who were there from the start, reading, supporting, sharing.
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  • Kristi says:

    I would have never in a million years ever thought about being a blogger. I love it and I’m glad I kind of stumbled into it.
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  • Krista says:

    I wanted to be an astronaut, ballerina. I settled for insurance underwriter by day, blogger at night. And yes, people totally underestimate what goes on when you blog. They assume you are just fooling around online, Facebooking and playing farm games. :P I love my blog and spend a significant amount of time after the kiddos go to bed, taking care of it and trying to grow it. I wish more people realized what all goes into it!
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  • I never thought I would be a blogger. i did have dreams of being a writer because i have always loved to write, i guess i just took a different route. i am just starting in the blogging world and loving every minute of it!

  • Jin says:

    Blogging for me is more a hobby than job since I already work FT, but working on my blog sure does seem like a FT job.
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  • Blogging is a hobby for me. It is an escape from my full time job and semi-empty nest. I have enjoyed having experienced bloggers give me great advise. I find myself reading others blogs and wishing I had the talent that they have.
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  • dana says:

    blogging is a 24/7 job and ANYONE THAT SAYS it is not .. really does not get it:)
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  • karel says:

    I know i’m showing my age, but blogs didn’t exist when I was growing up. I wanted to be everything! A doctor, lawyer, nurse, writer…
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  • When I was younger I wanted to be an author. Then I wanted to be a scientist. Then a teacher. Then a typist. I could never make up my mind about what to be. I have always been artsy and creative, and I’ve always tried to figure out a way to make money off my smarts. I think that if this kind of job had been a “thing” when I was younger, I would have had my own website started by the time I was 12!
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  • Kim T says:

    Blogging was a thing, when I was a kid. Heck, people even made money from it… but most went out of their way to make their site more of a website than a blog. I wanted to earn money from a website, I’ve been obsessed with blogging and web design for years, but only recently did it actually seem like a thing a regular person could do. I went to college and got my BS in Healthcare Administration. Everyone kept asking me why I was there when what I really love to do is write. Um, because I didn’t think it was worth it. Really. Now, I’m doing what I love. I may not earn from it like I would like to, but getting free products is a type of earning, so I’m content for now.
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