I see all too often blog posts, videos, Instagram captions of people feeling down from being shot down by other people. Mainly from this “online community” or blogger/vlogger community – whatever you would like to call it!! It feels like some of us are competing in a race to the top (where even is the top!?) instead of building this business together. There is so much focus on the negatives these days which feels like it wasn’t there at the very beginning.
I am all about women supporting women, bloggers supporting blogs etc etc etc. I feel good when I make someone else feel good about the content they are creating and it is so nice when it is reciprocated.
I wanted to write this post, to let you know why I love being a part of this online community.
Firstly, I love being supported by this HUGE online tribe. If I’ve had a bad night with my son, the first people I turn to is my online motherhood. You are full of tips and tricks to help me through the lack of sleep, you share your own stories of 3am meltdowns and wet beds. You generally just make a gal feel like she isn’t failing at this parenthood thing.
Secondly, I have made genuine friends. I’m talking actual lifelong friends, ones you can call up in the middle of the night to vent to or ask for advice. I love having people to turn to that work in the same industry and “get it”. We help each other with content ideas and advise each other on pricing plans (which can be an extremely stressful and complicated task alone!)
Another reason I love sharing my life online is because I have actually helped people. Talking about my son being deaf, experiencing an ectopic pregnancy and just being a mum in general has actually helped someone in the same position and that makes me feel like I have a purpose. I’ve made some incredible connections through all of those tribulations and it spurs me on to keep being open and honest about my tales however hard some of them might be to talk about.
I sincerely celebrate others victories and they celebrate mine. People notice when I reach a goal and I notice when they reach theirs.
I’ve cried genuine tears over blog posts and videos and even Instagram photos, but I have laughed even harder. I have watched babies being born and heard about others being lost.
To some, their blog is just a way to make money. I can hand-on-heart say that I write because I love to and any dollar made in the process is a lovely bonus. My life completely changed from starting a blog. It has become not only a job but one of my absolute favourite hobbies and an outlet where I can be me, my favourite version of me.
If you would like to join in and share the love then why not write a blog post like mine! It would be nice to get some positivity out there. Let me know if you do, I would love to read it J
Oh and please let me know your favourite online creators in the comments!