Catchy title,huh? borderline sarcy I would say. So lovelies, today’s post is about my blog’s wins. A success story. Or is it? Well, that depends on if you are a glass half full, half empty person. Anyways, every day on Pinterest and other social media, you read posts about
how I made $1000, $10.000, a billion, a zillion dollars after a month, ten minutes or a second of blogging….
AND How you can do the same……
Well, that ain’t my case. I have been an educational blogger for almost 4 years and a ‘beauty/lifestyle’ blogger for one year. Yeap. I enjoyed blogging so much that I had to have 2 blogs.
So have you made it?
Well, first of all, define ‘made it’. Secondly, how does one measure ‘made it’? From my blog’s title, you do realise that I have made ‘something’. So, full disclosure.
Moneywise: $52 from Amazon and sponsored posts
Productwise: 2 books, Planner stickers, Stationery, Free makeup samples (but not more than let’s say 10 products).
I have also expanded my affiliate branding.
A BIG beauty brand will be featuring my blog post in their newsletter (I will boast more about that when it actually happens. I tend to jinx myself so 😡 :x).
Almost 24.000 page views and 200 blog followers (people actually reading and following are the biggest win!).
So, let’s be a glass half full kind of person. Let’s not treat my “blogging” like it’s a joke cause it hasn’t made money. Let’s treat it like a hobby and maybe a bit more………
You see, I was/ am a wannabe writer, but because I do not have: the eneergy, braincell power, money to get an agent ( I am a teacher. Teachers are underpaid), an actual book idea, I blog. Prolifically. I actually wrote my first book when I was 9 and it was about a girl who had a freind who was a robot. Then the robot’s head fell off and she fixed him. I know. Weird!
When I write/ blog, I feel good (just like the song says). That feeling cannot be monetised because I get to write 500 word articles about anything and everything.I get to talk about makeup which I love, travelling, books and other random thoughts that pop into this (my) 40 year-old head. I have fun.
And if you are making a ton of money and rolling your eyes thinking that I am naive or that after a year of blogging , I should have more to show for myself, I reply,
Maybe you are right
Would I like my hobby to give me more opportunities? Sure.
I am content with what’s happened so far. I mean, com’on. A colour blind beauty blogger? Mind boggling to say the least.
So, yeah, if you are like me, just stay calm and keep blogging (originality….. I know).
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