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.
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:
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?”
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