I’ve always loved living in Utah, but there are a few things about the culture here that have always annoyed me. Especially since I started blogging. One of these things, is the blogger culture. There’s a huge market for it in Utah. Which is both a good thing and a bad thing. The great thing is that no one looks at you in confusion when you mention you blog, since that’s a totally normal profession here. Something that sucks? Everyone is a blogger.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about community and embracing the community rather than viewing it as competition. But because there are so many people who identify as a blogger in Utah, it means there are a lot of people who won’t take you seriously. Bloggers are a dime a dozen in Utah, and it’s really hard to stand out.
Despite that blogger culture, I love being a blogger. I get to spend my time writing, which is something I’ve always been passionate about. I have the opportunity to experience new things and visit new places and write about them. Truly, being a blogger is what I love to do.
One of my absolute favorite parts of being a blogger, though, is the people I get to meet. I have the opportunity to work with some great companies and businesses, which is the nature of being a blogger. But my favorite, is working with small businesses. If I have the opportunity to work with a small business rather than a well established business, I’ll go with the small business every time. I consider myself to still be a small blogger, which means that I feel like working with small businesses is very mutually beneficial. I love seeing these small businesses I work with gain success through our partnership.
Recently, I collaborated with a local nail tech. After just a few short months of working together, enough of my followers booked with her that we had to end the collaboration because her schedule was too full. That’s what I love about being a blogger! I’m not in it for “free stuff”. I’m doing it because I love it and want to see the people I work with be successful. It was a bittersweet moment, knowing that we wouldn’t be working together anymore. But knowing that I helped her business find success made me so happy!
If I never made another dollar from blogging, I’d be fine(although this is my chosen career path and I’d have to drastically change direction, which would suck). What I really, truly care about, is the success I can help other individuals and businesses find through blogging.
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