Okay, so I know I haven’t posted in a couple of days. Things have been pretty hectic around my house.
Baby H is almost 4 months old now. I can’t believe it, the time has flown by so fast. He is so talkative these days – always cooing, smiling and lots of laughing. I literally never knew I could love someone so much. This love is seriously on a completely different level than anything I’ve ever felt before.
Plus, I’ve been pretty active on Twitch. I know a lot of you guys might not know much about Twitch, but I do hope you come check out my stream sometime. I’d love to chat LIVE with you and get to know you guys a little bit better. You can find me under the “Just Chatting” section. It really is a great way for us to get to know one another in real time and you guys can ask me whatever you want. Best of all, it’s 100% free.
Anywho, let’s get into the reason you are all here. We all know that there are some things we wish people who don’t blog knew about being a blogger. Especially those of us who do it full time. I’ve gathered some of those reasons and listed them down below.
Let me know if there is anything that you would add to this list!
Blogging is a JOB.
For some, it’s part time and for others it’s full time. But either way, we take our role in the online community very seriously. No, we don’t just sit around watching Netflix all day and type for an hour and call it a day. There is so much more that goes into it. Yes, WORK goes into it. We are constantly educating ourselves. Learning more about photography, enhancing our editing skills, working on our writing, putting together proposals and social media kits.
We love what we do!
There is a reason why so many bloggers will give up a 9-5 job to become full time bloggers. Full Time means FULL TIME. It means updating social media every few hours minimum to get your name/website in front of as many people as possible. It also means going out to take photos just as the sun comes up to get the perfect lighting when most everyone else is still in bed. For me, it usually means starting a blog post extremely early in the morning, taking care of Baby Boy during the day, then staying up extremely late after Baby Boy falls asleep to finish the blog post. Blogging looks different for everyone. But we do it because we genuinely love it. No one, and I do mean NO ONE, would put so much time and effort into something they didn’t truly love.
Connections = Income.
Twitter followers, Instagram friends, Twitch subscribers, Pinterest Pals, etc. Potential sponsors look at these numbers. We need the followers/subscribers in order to appeal to these companies. For most of us, we want our blog to bring in an income. I am a stay at home mom and would love to be able to contribute financially to my household. Besides, for me personally, it’d be nice to have a little extra for a mani/pedi “treat myself” day every once in a while.
The higher these numbers, the better chance I have of getting a company to see me as a potential partner. A company is more likely to work with a blogger who has 2,000 Twitter followers than a blogger who has 500 twitter followers. If you were a company, would you want your product in front of 500 people or 2,000 people?? Social media is a part of our job. Companies are also more likely to work with “Influencers” who have an audience across many platforms. Liking and commenting on Instagram before bed at night IS us working.
So there it is.
The top few things I believe that non-bloggers should know about blogging. I’m sure there are more things, so please leave them below!
Thanks for visiting my little corner of the internet!