If you’re a friend with a blogger, it’s no surprise to you that the blogging world is an entirely different ball game then most jobs out there. There is a lot of sharing on social media, a lot of random dance parties when page views are increasing, a lot of stopping to take photos, and the never ending amount of hashtags. It’s a world most people who aren’t bloggers just don’t understand.
I know it can sound a little bit crazy when your friend dances in the middle of the store because she just reached her new follower goal on Instagram or the shout for joy when some big time blogger shares her post. It can be a bit hard to understand, but let me just tell you it’s a big deal.
You know what is an even bigger deal to us bloggers?
When our non-blogging friends take the time to support our blogging venture.
I understand it can be really hard to look at blogging as a job, but for some of us, it is. For some of us blogging is a way for us to bring in extra income for our family and even enable some of us to stay home with our children. It may not be your typical 9-5, but there is a lot of work, a lot of time, and a lot of hours that are spent on our blog. It isn’t just writing up a post, attaching a pretty photo, and watching the money come in. We work really hard at this. But we work really hard at this because it’s something we really love.
So, when you take time to support us at something we really love it means an awful lot.
The thing that makes us successful at blogging is the people that read our blog. Whether that is five people or five thousand, the people that read our blog give us a reason to write. For people to read our blog, we need people to share it. We need people that love us, love what we have to say, love our hearts, and love who we are that support us in making our blogging dreams come true.
I can’t tell you how happy I am when someone I know in real life comes up to me and talks about a post that touched their heart. Or when a friend asks for me to share a post with them that they particularly liked and wanted to read again. There is something about knowing that the people closest to me are supporting my blogging adventure that makes me even more excited about what I do.
So, I know that blogging can be a bit confusing, it’s confusing to us bloggers. I know you might not understand why we have to take a hundred and one photos every time we go out, or why we are on social media more than the average person. But what I can tell you is that your support means the world to us. I love all my blogging buddies who support me, but there is just something about knowing my non-blogging friends have got my back too.
I need your support to be the best blogger that I can be.
If you’re looking for ways to support your blogging friends, this post by Cait at Cait’s Cozy Corner has a great list of ideas!