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10 Reasons Blogging Is The Most Awesome Job In The World

By Apr 6, 2015 May 1st, 2015 19 Comments

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If you were like me when you were young, you had a dream – a dream of what you were going to be when you grew up.

I was going to be a rock star. Not just a singer, but a full fledged, capital letters ROCK STAR. Just like Steven Tyler or Robert Plant – never mind that I was a girl!

Flash forward a couple of decades, and my idea of a dream job has changed quite a bit. I floated around from job to job, never really satisfied – until I found blogging. I love being a blogger, and for me, blogging is totally the most awesome job in the world. Sometimes you need blogging tips and tutorials, but sometimes you just need a little inspiration and reminder why you got started in this crazy business in the first place. Check out these reasons why I think blogging is the most awesome job, and see if you don’t agree!

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10 Reasons Blogging Is The Most Awesome Job In The World

1. Working in Yoga Pants

Ok, y’all – getting up at 5am to shower, get the kids ready, fix my hair, put on makeup, and then fight traffic all just to get to work on time is NOT my idea of fun! While it might seem a little cliche, there is definitely something to be said for a job that let’s me sleep in a little later. And look at all the money I’m saving on a work wardrobe!

2. It’s Educational

When you first start blogging, there’s a pretty steep learning curve. Learning your platform, SEO, Social Media, HTML, and CSS… Blogging really is a never ending education. And as frustrating as it can be, there is nothing like the thrill that comes when you finally make something on your blog work the way you want it to – all by yourself!

3. You’ll Make Amazing Friends

When I started my first blog, I didn’t know any other bloggers. But as I started getting more involved – commenting on other blogs, learning from other bloggers and joining blogger support groups, I met some AMAZING bloggers! From mentors who turned into full-fledged BFFs to groups like SITS Girls where everyone is so supportive and helpful, I love the relationships I’ve built through blogging.

4. It Changes Your Way of Looking at Things

Blogging has opened my eyes in a way I never expected it to. I find myself paying more attention to things, taking everything in more fully. I want to experience everything – and then write about it on my blog.

5. It Makes You a Better Writer

Was your childhood dream to be a writer? Do you still dream of writing the Great American Novel? There’s no better way to improve your writing than to sit and write, and no better place to do it than on a blog you share with the world. And once you’ve written your first blog post, and made a commitment to yourself to write more, guess what? You’re a freaking writer. Dream achieved!

6. It Teaches You To Accept Criticism

There was a time when one critical comment on my blog would send me into a tailspin, thinking I was a terrible writer who didn’t know what she was talking about. Never mind that for every critical remark I had dozens of positive comments. But I’ve learned over time, most of those critical remarks say a lot more about person who wrote them than they do about me. If someone disagrees with me and has a valid argument, awesome! If they’re just trying to score points by looking smart on the internet, meh, who cares what they think?

7. You Don’t Have to Miss Anything

I grew up in a household where both parents worked, and I was determined my kids would never have to come home from school to an empty house. It’s a promise to them – and to myself – that I’ve been able to keep, thanks to blogging.Β I also think that giving my kids the opportunity to see me asΒ an entrepreneur working from home has been a great lesson for them.

8. Did I Mention the Money?

Yes, making money with blogging is awesome. If you’re blogging for fun, that’s great! But if you want to help create income for your family, blogging totally allows you to do that. And there are so many different ways to do it. You get to choose what works for you.

9. Your Life is Immortalized

If you incorporate your life and your family into your blog, it becomes a journal of your family’s history. I love going back and looking at my posts from years ago when the boys were little and remembering funny things they did or said – things we might not have remembered if I hadn’t written about it.

10. You Are Free

When blogging is your job, you are your own boss. You make the rules. Need a day off? You get to decide. Want to sleep in, or spend the afternoon in a blanket fort with the kids watching Netflix? No one can tell you not to! Have a client, a customer, or a sponsor that’s making your life miserable? You can fire them. Not only do you get to decide how you make money, you get to decide how much time to spend at itΒ and determine how much you’ll earn.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a rock star. With my blog, I feel like I kind of am one. And that’s why for me, blogging is the most awesome job in the world.

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About Kelly Cannon

Kelly is a wife, mom of nearly-grown teens, and a full-time blogger. After living in Lima, Peru since 2004, she is uprooting her family to the US and looking forward to starting a whole new adventure. Kelly has been blogging since 2001, and now uses her blog The Take Action WAHM to help other stay at home moms figure out how to create successful, profitable blogs in the middle of their busy mom lives. You can always find Kelly on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

19 Comments

  • Keating says:

    Awesome post! I’ve learned so much from blogging and have met some amazing people as well! It’s definitely the best job in the world!

  • I totally agree! Most awesome job – for all of those reasons.

  • Pauline says:

    Love this article! I love that you can meet amazing people and learning new things everyday from blogging. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  • Rose Angelie says:

    I love love loveeee this post! I agree to everything listed except for making money part since I only keep a personal blog for fun, so I’m not really paid for writing stuff, but I hope one day I could do it too! My favorite on the list among others is beginning to look at things differently. I make sure that I always learn something even from the simplest of things, just so I could share my learning to others. If I may add, even if being a writer is not my ultimate dream, doing something I’m very passionate about and getting recognized for that (receiving wonderful comments/ having my posts shared) is so much rewarding! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing your list, this inspires me more to hone my skills. πŸ˜€

  • GiGi Eats says:

    Working in YOGA PANTS and making your OWN HOURS – BEST BEST BEST things about blogging, FOR SURE!! Plus being your own boss and doing what you love!

  • Laura LS says:

    Excellent article. I’ve got most of it covered, but, we are self employed and I have been forced to be bookkeeper by default for 28 years now. I have vast notebooks full of ideas, and no doubt I feel called to write and blog but…have to find a way to somehow lighten the small bus. load. My degree is in theater and dance, not business. Yuck. And, I am one who loves to stay up late and write and get up not so early….

  • Kara says:

    I’m in my yoga pants as we speak! These are great reasons to become a blogger. An additional reason for me is that because I’m retired, it gives me some purpose. I’m writing a book, but of course that’s a slow process, so the blog gives me an ongoing sense of accomplishment. And yeah, it’s a lot of fun!

  • Teresa says:

    I blog full time and l love it. I am a frugal blogger and love helping others, even though I do not make a lot of money blogging, I work hard everyday to help it grow.

    • Kelly Cannon says:

      That’s the only way to do it, Teresa – always keep helping others as your main focus and you will grow πŸ™‚

  • Karen says:

    My favorite is #4, and so very true! I think blogging is more learning than teaching – especially in my experience.
    Great post.

  • Kori says:

    I’m finally getting to the point where I can viably make blogging into an income stream. I love blogging and for all of the reasons that you mentioned. There’s always something new to learn and I love the every day challenge of it.

  • Hi, Kelly,

    Being a full-time blogger (who wears yoga pants) is wonderful! I loved your post.

    Sue

    • Kelly Cannon says:

      Yoga pants, sweat pants – it’s all wonderful. And comfortable! Thanks for commenting, Sue πŸ™‚

  • Jen says:

    I’m with Gail, but just starting to look into monetization. Besides that, I agree with everything here! I love blogging and yeah, I kinda feel like a rock star too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Kelly.

    • Kelly Cannon says:

      I always say monetize as soon as possible. Don’t wait until you have an audience, because you’ll never be sure when it’s “enough”. Just do it and don’t look back, rock star! πŸ™‚

  • Gail Akeman says:

    Yes I love blogging. But I need to make more money before I can stop my outside of the home job.

    • Kelly Cannon says:

      I was able to supplement my blogging early on with freelance writing and VA jobs – I was determined not to go back to work. Keep taking action, Gail – you’ll make it happen πŸ™‚