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Welcome to #FOODIEFRIDAY Week 37
5th May 2017
Highlights of the Week: #35
7th May 2017

I’m A Blogging Success Because… Week #26

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Success comes in all shapes and sizes doesn’t it? It can be an award you’ve waited your whole life to get. It could be recognition for something or from someone that matters. Or it could be something as small as your child saying I love you. We don’t celebrate success, in whatever form enough in my opinion and over the past few weeks and months with the madness that is blogging awards and particularity in the past week with my fight to get blogging seen as a real job, I have come to realise that everyone is a success in their own right. So, we find ourselves here and with me opening up the doors to Mummy in a Tutu for the first time to a guest post series. This series is here for any and all bloggers to talk about success; their success or the success of someone else that they want to recognise. Welcome to I’m a blogging success because… Let’s hand over to Laura from What’s Hot!

“It’s no secret that the blogging world is becoming increasingly saturated day by day. According to WordPress, as of 2014 tens of thousands of new blogs are being created every day. Of course with an increase in the number of bloggers, there’s an shot from above, a womans legs on a grey bed, wearing dark leggings, bare feet, with a silver laptop and one of her hands on the mouse padincrease in competition and a lot of bloggers get caught up in the numbers. I think that a problem a lot of bloggers have is that they compare themselves to other “bigger” bloggers, especially those that have turned their blogs into very lucrative careers. But is that really the definition of a “successful” blog? No, it isn’t.

I’m sure a lot of laptop open but off in the background on a desk with a bunch of yellow and red flowers in focus at front of picture. Photo shot from abovebloggers would agree with me on this point and yet we still drive ourselves mad comparing ourselves to other people and their seemingly “perfect” blogging careers when the truth of the matter is just that people turn to blogging for very different reasons and consequently may have very different priorities in life – and that’s ok.

I’m a full time student in my final year of university and I have a joba laptop in the background open on a table. in front of it on a doily is a steaming cup of coffee in a white cup and saucer lined up for when I graduate. I have no intention of becoming a full time blogger any time soon but I also have no intention of giving up blogging. Just because I will never be a full time blogger does not mean I cannot be successful. I think it is so important for bloggers to realise that it’s ok if you have other things going on in your life be it another job, parenting or personal issues. If you find you can’t dedicate as much of your time to blogging as your blogging idol, you shouldn’t feel guilty. And you definitely shouldn’t feel like your little piece of the internet isn’t successful too.

I believe that my blog continues to be a success so long as I continue to produce content that I am proud of. It doesn’t matter if it takes me a day, a week or even three weeks to get content up. Sometimes life just gets in the way. And if it so happens that someone out there also reads, appreciates and takes something from my post, well I’d call that a roaring success.”

If you’d like to read more from Laura then head over to her blog or why not follow her on social media…

Blog: http://whats–hot.net

Instagram: http://instagram.com/whatshotblog Facebook: http://facebook.com/whatshotblog

Twitter: http://twitter.com/whatshotblog Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/whatshotblog

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If you would like to take part in this series then please email me on admin@mummyinatutu.co.uk with your piece and all your social media links and subject it Blogging Success. I hope you join me again next week to help celebrate more blogging success. We’ll be joined by Lisa from Pass the Prosecco and I am pleased to say that after a shout out this series will be continuing for quite a few more weeks yet!

Dont for get to check out Week 10, Week 11 & Week 12!

10 Comments

  1. I love the idea of defining your own success and celebrating when you are achieving your own goals. Great idea! #ABloggingGoodTime

  2. Kate says:

    Great post. We have to set our own personal goals and not worry about what others are doing too much (in blogging and in other areas of life too). Everyone is different and hooray to that! #ablogginggoodtime

  3. Tubbs says:

    I do love this series! I love the fact that we’re all defining our own success and making it happen rather than letting others do it for us 🙂

  4. Misa says:

    Couldn’t agree more! I follow a few bloggers on Twitter and honestly wonder why I bother since all they seem to do is post and repost blog articles – there’s no engagement whatsoever! Personally, I would rather have a small following who I can talk to than a massive (but most insignificant) number. #ablogginggoodtime

  5. This is great! Being proud if what you create, when you create itand owning it fully. A very reassuring and positive post! #ablogginggoodtime 🌺

  6. Vivienne says:

    “I believe that my blog continues to be a success so long as I continue to produce content that I am proud of. It doesn’t matter if it takes me a day, a week or even three weeks to get content up.”

    This is how I stay sane in the blogging world, thanks for the reminder #ablogginggoodtime

  7. This is fab – it’s not all about stats, success is much more about personal goals than that! #ABloggingGoodTime

  8. Helena says:

    This post inspired me to take a look at the bloggers blog and discover we blog from the same county. #ablogginggoodtime

  9. Alisa says:

    What a lovely, sane, sensible approach to life. Everything doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Balance is a wonderful thing. How great to read that Laura has realised this so early in life! Kudos to you Laura and good luck in your future life balance! #ablogginggoodtime

  10. Fantastic post. Success isn’t determined just by stats or the number of followers you have on twitter! Celebrating your own goals is so important #ablogginggoodtime

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