It’s been almost 3 years since the official launch of Confessions of a Scorpio and what a journey has it been. Being a blogger has its both ups and downs but not once have I looked back and regretted my decision to leave my 9-5 to pursue my passion for writing.
Taking a look back at my blog post that I created summing up my 1st year with COAS, I’m flabbergasted at how much I’ve changed as a blogger and as an entrepreneur. Granted, I always knew that change was inevitable, but within that short amount of time that I’ve made the switch to take blogging as one of the professions, I have learned so much about myself as a writer, a creative and as an individual.
I’ve juggled many hats within the first year of becoming a blogger.
I’ve been hired as a subcontractor to other inspiring entrepreneurs online as a virtual assistant specializing in graphic and web design. Don’t get me wrong, as much as I love to create and design, I personally felt like something was still missing. So I eventually finished all my last projects and contracts and refocused on my end goal. And that was to make a difference and inspire.
With the rise of social media (specifically instagram) rapidly growing at an alarming rate, everyone is aspiring to be an ‘influencer’ or ‘blogger’. And although I am 10000% onboard with anyone who is wanting to be one, there’s one key factor that most people don’t seem to understand —
Blogging isn’t easy.
There’s a lot of misconceptions to what exactly a blogger does. It’s more than just taking a photo and hitting publish. It’s so much more than receiving complimentary gifts, being invited to events and owning a perfect Instagram feed. It’s working 20+ hours a day, it’s preplanning your months in advance, it’s exhaustion, it’s vulnerability, it’s balancing your life and priorities. It’s a business and it’s also an extension of who you are.