I interact with a wide range of bloggers, some are mommy bloggers some call themselves lifestyle bloggers, food bloggers, parent bloggers, and everything in between while others simply state that they are an entrepreneur. It seems that others who have been or are currently in this top blogs circle want to belittle the term Mommy Blogger, why? Who gives a crap what others call themselves, who cares what others are doing?
The latest trend online today between a few top blogs is to degrade one another, put another down for what they enjoy doing, or worse, just being absolutely non supportive to others in the online blogging environment. I don’t understand. There is a big wide space on the internet where all bloggers can get along, define their own success and lead a life they define as happy. Let them do it, without ridicule for choosing this avenue for a job.
Some will go on to say the top blogs invest more cash than they make or have unreal followers because they hosted a giveaway and got people to subscribe in hopes they would win something. Let me tell you what, some of my long time readers here at Happily Blended began by entering a giveaway; yup they subscribed at some point between 2008 to current date to have an entry into a giveaway, but guess what? They return, over and over again. Some of my avid readers are people who happened upon a giveaway and now return to read my positive lifestyle blog. Score!
I cannot comprehend why a select few people think they have the right to tell the top blogs or not-so top blogs how to handle their business, or *gasp* just stop their business altogether. What the heck did that person eat for breakfast that made them feel so self-righteous to tell others how to build their business? I’m appalled.
My advice for you, all of those who are acquaintances or true online/in real life friends who blog, is quite simply: stop letting what others say, judge or ridicule you about stop you from pushing forward in your own definition of success and happiness. Continue doing what you do to be successful, who gives a crap about what others think. If you want to be on the top blogs list and get your blog known, you want to invest money into this as a business? Go do it. The only piece of advice I have to others who want to be one of the top blogs is this:
Be smart about what you invest money into, do your research and make smart business decisions for your business.
That’s all. Keep on being awesome and continue on in your path of entrepreneurship as you learn through mistakes and rise above to the top blogs list!