In yesterday’s post, I asked a simple question.
Were you surprised with your answers? Did it take you a long time to come up with your answer?
As promised, here is my answer to yesterday’s question.
I blog because I love the challenge of learning something new. There are SO many hats a blogger can wear if they want to- writer, photographer, social media manger, graphic designer, web designer, marketing manager, business development officer, accountant and editor. I could go on and on about all of the things a blogger can be.
When I was in college, I couldn’t settle in on a single major. I loved just about every class I took. After much prayer, I ended up dropping out after my sophomore year and got a job in a city I had never visited as a live in nanny 1000 miles away from home. Sounds crazy right?
It was in that city that eighteen months later, I met my husband. Clearly, it was the right move for me at the time. A huge part of me regrets not having a degree. But, I’m doing what I love and I don’t have any debt from student loans. Also, when I was in college there wasn’t any social media besides My Space and I don’t personally know of anyone who was blogging in 2001. If a degree in blogging and social media marketing had been available to me, I likely would have majored in it.
I love to be challenged. I love the diversity of tasks that blogging brings me. There are several bloggers who only write and that is 100% fine. They might outsource everything else by using a graphic designer, webmaster, or virtual assistant. Or, maybe they just pour their hearts out in their space.
But that’s not me. I am self taught and I love learning. And that is really why I blog.
This adorable blog with the cute header and the custom colors that looks like a pro did it? Nope, it was me.
You should note that this answer is different from why I write. If you want to know more about why I write, this post gives a pretty clear picture. Click through and read it. It’s a gem and the third most commented on post on this blog.
Now that you know why you blog, it is time to dig a little bit deeper. Please keep in mind that there are no right or wrong answers to any of this.
On the surface the answer to today’s question is really easy. I wrestled with my answer to this long and hard over the course of about three days.
Who do you blog for?
Really, who do you blog for.
“I blog for me.”
Right? That’s the answer we all want to be what comes out.
But what if it isn’t?
What if that answer is for money, for brands, for a book deal, for my faith, for my family, for a company, or for a charity that I got roped into working for because I couldn’t say no?
I don’t know what you’ll say as your answer today.
But I do know this.
If you don’t like that answer, you can change it.
It’s YOUR blog after all. Your blog, your words, your voice, your platform! YOUR RULES.
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I’ll share my answer today’s question in tomorrow’s blog post.
Come back please. I like you.
This blog post is part of a 31 day series called Blogger Rehab. If this is your first stop along the way, I am so glad you’re here and I hope today’s ideas helped you on your Blogger Rehab journey. This journey is best taken from the very beginning as each lesson and idea builds upon previous ideas. All of the blog posts in this series will be linked together on the Blogger Rehab landing page. Click here to be taken there.