Why Did You Become A Blogger?

Thursday, December 11, 2014


Hello everyone! Lately, the weather hear in the Bay Area has been getting colder, and we are expecting storms, so I will be staying in all day. While I have the time, I decided to update my blog. I noticed bloggers are becoming the new stars these days. What I mean by that is, there are so many popular bloggers out there today and many more new ones coming. I thought I should share my views on what it's like to be a blogger, and I would love to hear from you guys as well! For those of you who are bloggers, you must feel a lot of pressure to get ahead of the game and gain more readers. For me, when I first began, I thought it was going to be a piece of cake since I was only doing it as a hobby, but I started to dig deeper about what I really wanted my blog to be and if I wanted to make a name for myself in this industry. If you think about it, blogging is a lot like becoming a celebrity. You start out small, and you work your way up. In order to do that, you mist gain your readers trust, and if you make one bad move, it could mess everything up. 

First off, I wanted to know why you guys became blogger? Was it for the fame? Or was it to help the people reading your blog? I think about that everyday as a blogger, and to be completely honest with you all, I am blogging to earn cash. This could be debatable, but I'm sure that many of us bloggers out there started their blog to earn cash to make a living. Blogging on the outside seems like a very easy job, all you have to do is think of content to write and write it, but on the inside, it takes a lot of time a dedication to put yourself out there because if you don't have readers, you won't get anywhere with your blog. Tell me, what do you guys think? Do you blog for fame or to help the people around you?


Now I'm going to talk to you about the pros of blogging based on my opinions.
I think blogging can be very rewarding because first of all, you are helping your readers by presenting them with new ideas and maybe even helping them overcome some of the insecurities. If you are blogging for that reason, it could be a very rewarding job knowing that you are helping people through your own hard work.
Blogging is also a great way to make a living. I love blogging because you can be your own boss and you are free to do what you love. If you make it to the top and gain thousands of readers per day, you could make a lot of money.
You get to decide what to do with your blog. I sound like I'm repeating myself, but the main reasons I love blogging is because, I don't need to listen to what others tell me do or how to do it. If it's your blog, you shouldn't have to listen to what people tell you. Okay, well maybe that's over exaggerating because getting feedback on your work can help you grow as a blogger.
You meet a lot of people who share the same interests as you. As a blogger, I am able to communicate with other bloggers and my readers that enjoy what I have to offer on my blog which is a very great feeling. It's also a great way to meet new people and grow your network which can lead to plenty of brand/company opportunities. :)


Blogging may have its perks, but it also has a down side to it, but if you love blogging, these shouldn't be too much of a bother to you. 
I'm pretty sure many bloggers experience some form a stress from all the working and promoting they do on their blog. I mean blogging is not an easy thing to do, especially if you need to make a living. Sometimes as bloggers, it's very hard for many of us to gain our readers trust, and most of the time, we don't even know if we are keeping our readers coming back.
With plenty of readers also comes with plenty of hatred. If you are getting into the fashion blogging business, you will always see haters. There are a lot of famous/popular fashion bloggers out there who probably experience this all the time, but if you are planning on getting into this type of business, but as long as you stay confident and positive, it will all work out. :)

Overall, I really love blogging and I think it's become something I am passionate about. Everyday, I look forward to what my readers have to say, and there are so many people that I meet through blogging who share the same passion as me. Blogging may take years to build up, but in the end, I think it's a very rewarding experience because through all the work you have done, you gain something in the end. It could be your readers trust or even money, but whatever it is, for me it's something I love.

I'm sure there are many of you out there who would love to tell your stories about why you became a blogger, and I would love to hear about it in the comments! <3


28 comments

  1. I started blogging simply because I loved to write. From there it developed into it's own being. I do it because I love it - it's an outlet.

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    1. Thanks for sharing Kendall! It's great that your turning your hobby into something more. :)

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  2. When my husband and I moved to the Bay Area from Canada 10 months ago, I was not expecting the temp to drop this low. I'm actually sitting at my desk refusing to turn on the heat, wearing 3 layers lol.

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    1. It hasn't been this cold in a few years. I have actually been turning on my heater everyday even though I shouldn't haha.

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  3. I've kept a journal since I was 11--and my first blog (on Xanga, no less) seemed to be a natural extension of that. I also have two degrees in literature and composition, so I LOVE writing. Blogging about the things I love (particularly travel) has been a great outlet for my writing!

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    1. That's amazing! It's great that you're turning your passion into something more. :)

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  4. I love blogging as a hobby~ somewhere to share all my interests and ideas with the rest of the world :D Really do enjoy it^^

    http://mintyminad.blogspot.com

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    1. That nice to hear! I started blogging because it was my hobby as well. Thanks for sharing Mina! :)

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  5. Stress! Yes! It's hard to draw the line and keep it at hobby-status for me to decrease the stress, and I'm just starting out! So I'm working on that. I want to keep enjoying this process! :) Thanks for sharing! I agree with these pros and cons for sure!

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    1. I'm glad you agree. Thanks for sharing Heather! I'll be cheering for your blogs success. :)

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  6. Blogging for me is a creative respite, even if I have sponsored posts or blogging collaborations. I also take blogging breaks because anything creative that you do needs a relief once in awhile. I see very few people make a living out of this so those who ask my advice about it I often say don't do it for the money. Do it because you love to write and share. :)

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    1. Couldn't agree with you more Cara. I started blogging because it was my hobby and now I want to make it something more. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  7. I have been blogging for six years and it is a creative release for me. I have a full time job so now matter how "successful" I am or become there is only so much I will be able to physically do to support my blog as it will never replace the income from my day job! I do enjoy meeting other bloggers and working with brands, but when it comes down to it, I blog for me because I really love it! P.S. I am in the Bay Area too - Thursday was crazy, right?!

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    1. It's great that you are blogging as a hobby. Thanks for sharing Andi! :)
      Yes, Thursday was pretty hectic.

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  8. I've been blogging ("professionally") for 3 years, before that, I used to do it to maintain a journal. So, I'm pretty used to it by now, but for the last 3 years, I actually have readers/viewers, so it's mind-boggling! Great pros and cons! <3

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    1. That's awesome! It took me awhile to get viewers on my blog, but it's slowly building up. Thanks for sharing Taneja! :)

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  9. I started blogging because I had my own paper tablets, FULL of resources and ideas for homeschooling. Then I started curriculum planning. Blogging seemed like an easy way to put my information out there to help other parents considering or looking for supplemental resources for free :D

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  10. Blogging for me is a creative outlet - Somewhere where I can help women all across the world in feeling confident in themselves and hopefully teach them something new

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  11. I enjoyed reading others blogs so much, that I decided to start my own, really just for myself. I never knew it would take off like it has.

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  12. I couldn't agree more! I started my blog as a way to document my weighloss journey and it was/is very rewarding... But I agree, that once you put your self on a schedule it can be a bit stressful to meet it.. thanks for sharing ;o)

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  13. This is so true! I absolutely LOVE blogging, but it definitely stresses me out, especially since I also work full time.

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  14. Such a timely post! I started blogging because I love to write. Normally, I write in my journal or diary. But blogging was different you get to share your experience and ideas with many souls out there. It's true, blogging is truly rewarding. I gain many blogger friends and I get to learn more about them. I'm not gonna lie, we all want fortune and fame that blogging has to offer but there's no such thing as overnight fame. Hard work and perseverance will take us there. If blogging brings you more joy than fame and fortune, then success itself will follow. Just to MORE of what you love doing.

    Lilly. xx
    heyhellolilly.blogspot.com

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  15. I originally became a blogger simply to share what was going on in my life with my family and friends in one central place. When I started doing nail art, I created a separate blog for that, since not all of my friends/family wanted to see pictures of my nails, lol! It grew from there. :)

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  16. I started food blogging due to a restaurant related back injury. I fell in love with it and am so much happier now that I earn an income. It's really not about the money though. Yes, the money is great but I loved doing it for two years before I started making a living. I think doing what you love for a living is like being in a relationship; you're in love, dedicated and sometimes you want to give up, but you push through and come out stronger. I know, silly analogy but that's how I see it! Keep up the great work and much success to you!!!!

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  17. I started blogging as a way to release stress and to to have an outlet from a traumatic experience I had just experienced. It has led to a lot of avenues and I've gotten to meet lots of great friends etc. I wouldn't trade it for the world now.

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  18. Really great post, I can definitely relate with your points.

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  19. Really enjoyed this post! I featured it in my recent post! Check it out now!

    Lilly. xx
    http://heyhellolilly.blogspot.com/2014/12/blogger-of-month-5-december-edition.html

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    1. Thanks Lilly! I'm glad you enjoyed this post. I checked out your blog post, and I love it. Thanks for featuring me in your post. <3

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