Lately, I’ve noticed that a lot of our loyal commentors haven’t launched their blogs yet, whether that be because of time constraints, fear, lack of training, or whatever else. I can relate—I’ve launched a few blogs on separate occasions and given up on each one in approximately two days.
Until I met Ponn and started working as her editor.
Here’s something that I learned from the boss lady: to be a blogger, you need to let your passion drive you.
See, it doesn’t matter whether your posts and your blog are perfect before you publish them, so long as they get published. You don’t need professional training in photography to shoot, edit, and share beautiful pics on Instagram or Twitter or anywhere else, so it’s only natural that amateur or hobby writers can pull out awesome and engaging content, can secure notable sponsors, can become professional bloggers.
Okay, so the internet is a terrifyingly fast place. Blogs and blogging, like everything else in our world, have evolved at an exponential rate since they first started up in 2000—and that won’t stop happening. But blogging has replaced other media like television, newspapers, and magazines as the ultimate source for relevant information. And that’s why now’s the time.
Make the most of what’s going on out there and get on your feet in the blogging world. Build your own brand from the comfort of your own desk and keyboard and have a say in topics that matter to you. Ponn and Heidi are here to tell you and me that your blog can be heard by thousands of others like you, that you can share your experiences and expertise with others and become profitable at the same time.
Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me.
See, a friend and I had an idea for a website the other day. We’ve always offhandedly said things to each other like “let’s start a card making business” or “let’s learn to graphic design,” but this was the first time we had an idea, looked at each other, pulled up a Google Doc and started writing it down. Wait, we both thought, this is something I’m into. We could do this. Let’s see this succeed.
And just few days ago I sat on a conference call about the venture—no time to waste, we’re doing this. Because it’s actually pretty easy. Starting a blog is simple. There’s tons of support, practical knowledge, and guidance available for you all over—like our menu tab, for example. What’s hard is finding something to concentrate on, to create a blog that has passion and a strong brand and and your uniqueness.
What’s hard is putting your back into it, doing all the hard work. But any top blogger will tell you they’ve been at it for a while now, that they didn’t just cruise on by.
You might be thinking that there are so many bloggers out there already that anything you have to offer can’t possibly be unique. The Blogger Babes say: well, there’s a lot of music out there, too. No one would ever suggest musicians stop making it music. There’re a lot of books and movies out there, too, but that doesn’t stop writers or filmmakers.
There’s always room for new blogs, as long as there’re unique and creative and passionate people behind them.
So come on! I wanna see what you’ve got to offer.
Alright. Editor out. But I’ll see you in the comments—for you ladies with the established links, what got you started blogging? And those without, what’s holding you back?