It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything about social media, but when I ran across this article, “Blogging As a Career,” with A Cup of Jo’s Joanna Goddard, I knew I had to share it with you.
You’ll want to read the whole article because there’s a tenderness to it, touching on heartbreak and personality types, but here are my three takeaways:::
Follow your dreams. – As cliché as this may sound, you can’t force yourself to enjoy a career that isn’t the right fit for you (in Joanna’s case, law). You’ll be more successful when you discover what you want and really go after it. Following your dreams is not easy. It requires sacrifice. You may end up not even being able to afford to add a sliced tomato to your bagel with cream cheese. You may have to work on your honeymoon. But it’s worth it.
Don’t be afraid to fail. – Sometimes the things in life that feel like the most excruciating at the time, end up propelling you forward. There is risk involved in work and love and life.
Stay true to yourself. – There are so many blogs out there. Don’t try to copy other blogs. Blog in your own voice. As Joanna says, “When you write a post, imagine your mom or best friend reading it.” To earn a living as a blogger, you need to secure advertisement; choose companies you love.
Joanna also gives advice on work-life balance, how to start a magazine career, and other insight, so check out her complete interview on her blog.