Nicole of Moments That Define Life is my guest today. Nicole is a busy mommy to three little girls, works to support several blogs and is also the brains (and beauty) behind #ShareYourLife, a weekly meme where readers linkup posts sharing glimpses of their lives.
Nicole is here today with an important letter to all of those who don’t blog.
Because if you’re blogger, you get it.
That’s what I’ll refer to you as because I’m not certain we’re actually the friends I thought we had become through our monthly game night based on the conversation we engaged in recently.
I’m a little put off by the fact that you seem to think what I do for a living couldn’t possibly be a “real job” or that I make any sort of living at it. Or better yet, that I may possibly be lying about the fact that blogging can actually result in a viable income.
Blogging is my job.
I get to interact with lovely people who write inspiring; informative, sometimes controversial, yet insightful pieces to share with people who want to connect and learn from others.
I worked my way up through experiences to find my little “office” in the blogosphere where I get to spend my days and I am so fortunate.
Each and everyday I get to help moms work from home (Sorry Marissa Mayer, working from home actually is a good business plan) and still have the flexibility to be present and available for their families as needed. This is the American dream for many and I get to take part in making that happen for others as well as myself.
I’m a Blogger. I coordinate blogs. I write and edit blogs. I live, breath, eat, and sleep blogs.
Blogging is my job.
So when you two ladies gave each other that “yeah, right” glance as I shared how my new job was going with another good friend – it would have been nice to get the benefit of the doubt about what I do each day.
Sure it wasn’t that long ago that blogging wasn’t a viable profession, but, if you had given me the benefit of the doubt and a few minutes you would have learned how very much it has evolved into something that allows so many to have a voice while also allowing the potential for a career if they so choose. So, stop being so close-minded about the whole thing. Be a friend, see my passion, and engage in the conversation to find out why I love blogging and the people within this space so much, instead of assuming I’m full of it.
That’s what a good friend would do.