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….
These are my thoughts on the matter. What is a successful blogger and why am I a blogging success?
My idea of a successful blogger is someone who is “well-known” in their niche. They also make money blogging. I know a lot of people say that they are not in it for the money but be truthful, it’s nice to make money. To pay off those outstanding bills, or to save up for Christmas or that holiday you have been dreaming of for a while. Or to be there, able to watch your children grow up. Supplementing the family income – a mumtrepeneur if you wish for a lot of mummy bloggers.
Everyone can be successful in their own right. I know that there are lots of blogs with thousands of page views each month. There are also those little blogs that have a great engagement from their readers and a good support system, just not the views. To me both those types of blogs are successful. Just in different ways.
So onto me. Am I a blogging success?
I’m very critical of myself. So I actually wouldn’t call myself a blogging success just yet. I don’t think my blog is “well-known” enough. I don’t have lots of brands knocking at the door with opportunities. The few emails I do get are for companies wanting everything for nothing! I don’t have a huge amount of page views a month. I don’t believe I’m that good a writer. English wasn’t my strong point at school, I was the science geek.
But I do feel I’m on the right path to be a blogging success and my wonderful tribe members are helping me become a better blogger.
I love to learn, and that is what blogging is to me a learning journey. Over the past couple of months I have overhauled my blog and went self hosted with a gorgeous new theme. I feel very proud of my blog.
I will call myself a successful blogger when I can earn enough to drop to part-time in my day job so I can be there for my baby girl. Until then I see myself on a learning journey to be that successful blogger. I’m prepared to put in lots of hard work to become that blogging success and knowing myself I will achieve it…. one day!
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If you would like to take part in this series then please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Joining us next week will be Vicki from Honest Mum!
Thanks to all of my contributors