I have been in blogosphere since two years now. And i feel pride while introducing myself now to anyone. If you guys have been following me on Instagram or Facebook you guys must know, life of a blogger is not easy. It’s not like, every time it does look in the pictures we post on our social media accounts.
We have to work hard every day to reach to a level where we can ask brands to pay us for getting their work done. I have worked hard to reach to that level and i am still working hard every day to sustain here in the market.
Ok, so this post is gonna be bit lengthy so read ahead only if you are really passionate about Blogging. This post is all about Blogosphere and My Blogging Journey so far.
How my Blogging Journey Started?
Since my childhood i was obsessed with writing, i used to write my personal diary on everyday basis. Slowly, that habit started getting vanished because of my job schedules. However, i couldn’t hide my obsession for long. It got revealed to my office colleagues when i wrote my first blog Travel Mania. But i was still not consistent as i never considered Blogging as a full time profession. Or, may be i was so busy in filling up my bank account with a secured monthly salary. So blogging was never a career option for me.
I got married, got busy with my life. I then joined my husband’s business. Life went on, but writing my personal diary still existed.
I got pregnant and i started reading lot of Personal & Lifestyle blogs. I then dogged my passion for blogging. I started surfing internet about, how one can start his/her own blog and so on.
And then after a year of giving a birth to my baby girl in February, i gave a birth to another baby in April, my inner soul “NimsStyleFile”. I am sure my blog name is self-explanatory and i don’t need to explain why its called NimsStyleFile.
Is it tough to compete with the Already Existing Bloggers?
When i started blogging, there were already end no. of existing bloggers in the market and to reach to their level was never in my list. I just wanted to start my blog because i always had a zest for writing. I never wanted to do blogging for money. That’s why may be i said earlier that i never considered blogging as a career. To pursue something as a career you need to focus on it as a profession. And when you think of any profession, the first question that’s gonna come to your mind is, how much you gonna earn through it?
I started this blog with the intention to share my personal journey and to connect with like-minded people, to inspire and to learn a lot through my journey. Through my blogging journey so far, i have realized that blogging might not change my readers view but its more about how writing is changing me. And since then, whenever i get time now, i blog.
This post is also after that realization phase only.
Are you earning through your Blog?
Initially creating my name and worth in this blogosphere was such a big challenge for me. The challenge is still on. However, i am glad that i have at least managed to reach to a level where brands have started approaching me. And they even praise me for my work. Praising really helps in boosting up your confidence and gives you a push to do much better in life. And i am saying this because i follow this deliberately in my day to day life too.
I have a Collaboration Tab on my blog menu bar, which tells about all the collaboration posts i have done so far. There are few other brand collaborations too which i have done however, they didn’t manage to reach up to my blog for some reasons.
And YES, i can say it with proud that i have started earning this much now, that i can pay my own bills. But earnings through a blog is never fixed, there will be months when you wont be able to crack a single deal. And then on the contrary there will be months when you may feel like extending your bandwidth.
Do you personally Use the Product before Promoting it?
Those who know me, they know it well that i hate lying. When i started my blog i never knew how a brand promotion even happens through blogging or through social media. Please don’t judge me when i say, I always thought that bloggers are the genuine reviewers. If they are reviewing a product it’s definitely an un-biased review unlike the brand promotions we see by celebrities, who don’t even know that the product they are promoting is either a men’s product or women’s product.(JUST SAYING)
However, after being in a blogosphere i realized there are bloggers/influencers who are ready to promote anything or everything. They are ready to do any campaign just for the sake of few pennies.
Please don’t get me wrong here; i am not judging anyone i know everyone goes through a different journey. However, it’s my personal view you have all the rights to either agree or disagree to them.
My only point here is, let’s not lose the soul of blogging behind few cash incentives. People follow us or believe in our reviews because they have faith in us.
Yes, i personally use the products i review. Regardless, i am getting paid for it or not. I often gift beauty products to my closed ones and then i collect their inputs over it, it eventually helps me to gather another person’s point of view. Also there are times when i don’t want to be biased in reviewing, so i take support from my closed ones.
Describe Blogging in your words?
It’s a selfless act of giving back to the society. You choose to invest your time, effort and share your perspective into written words and giving it for free to anyone who wants to read it.
Knowing that you’re helping, empowering and having positive impact on the lives of others is the most impeccable feeling anyone can ever have.
And now, i will just give this post a closure by one of my favorite quote i.e. “The idea is not to live forever but to create something that will” By Andy Warhol.
Above mentioned questions are the ones, people usually asked me through DM’s or in person. So, I just inculcate those questions in this post with my Blogging Journey So Far. You guys can shoot me more questions in case you have any related to blogging, i will be happy to answer. I may do another round of questions in another post.
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Hope you guys enjoyed reading this post, and I hope it helps you to choose your career wisely.
Do write to me in comments below if you have any queries or suggestions. You can even reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org till then bye; see you at my next post next week ☺