Its true, for most things in life really, you only get out what you put in and blogging is no different. it is what you make it. These last few months I have taken many a train trip to London and I have attended many events. I have met so many lovely people and companies and I have pushed myself and my blog into so many different opportunities.
Sometimes going out of your comfort can be good.
I could sit around and wait for people to find me, however I figure, why wait for them to find me when I could just as easily find them?!
As a blogger who is part of many different communities, you hear the word ‘blagger’ thrown around far too much. I hate that word, its so unflattering. However,I don’t see anyone asking of looking for reviewing, competition or collaboration opportunities as a ‘blagger’ I see them making the most of what they have and pushing there ‘brand’ further.
For me, people who use that incredibly unflattering word, are people who simply hate the fact that other people are going and getting these exciting opportunities. Its jealousy.
A really vile emotion.
The fact I can stay at home with my children and give something back to them and my husband, means so much to me. As well as raise awareness of MS and make some amazing friends along the way.
So for anyone who is wondering how to get going in this blogging world, I say, join in and go and find the things you want to do. Don’t be afraid to speak up or to send that first email.
Last weekend I went to a really fantastic blogging conference in Manchester, one which I will be writing about over the weekend. The conference taught me that blogging really is what you make it, you only get out what you put in, it may take time but it is totally worth it!
And also, please remember, never let anyone put you down, most people in the blogging community are amazing, however there are a select few who simply ruin it for themselves. Ignore it and carry on 🙂