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The Hats a Blogger Wears…
I read a fab post by another blogger recently (thanks Jennifer), talking about the stigma we still
experience as bloggers. I do many things, but often tell people I’m a writer, rather than saying I’m a
blogger, because, well people just don’t get it.
Sure, blogging has grown exponentially over the last several years But, bloggers are still often thought
to either be stay-at-home moms, coupon extremist (Thank You TLC, no offense if you’re a couponer), or
a fashion blogger.
Now, while I highly admire stay-at-home moms, respect the coupon, and enjoy the ins and outs of
tips in business, finance, photography, and lifestyle while inspiring, interacting, and rocking it out!
And Honey It Ain’t Easy!
fashion, I blog about none of those things. And, I’m not the only one. There are many bloggers sharing
(Sorry, had to get my “Southern” on there.)
Blogging is not an easy task with writing and editing, SEO, traffic generation, research, graphic creating,
affiliate marketing, and the list goes on and on, and on, and on, and on…. Ok, ok you get the picture!
We’re mad busy and while we have chosen this crazy path and the majority of us love it, the work never
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I guess what I’m saying is show some blogging brothers and sisters some respect, Yo!
Here Are Just a Few of the Many Hats We Wear as Bloggers
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"Lorihil was awesome!!!"
I have mentioned this one and it’s kind of a given. You can hire a freelancer to write the posts for you (I
"Thank you so much! Huge fan of your
write posts for clients all the time). But, most of us who truly love blogging, have no desire to give up
the control on this one. My love for writing is kind of what got me deep into this in the first place.
"Rock star writing!"
If you’re content bytes, you’re not going anywhere so writing is a must!
"Lorihil is great. She writes well, has a
great 'voice' and is easy to work with."
Kind of in with the writer, but entails so much more. If you want that quality content, you’ve got to get
"Lori writes from the heart and had me
out there and find information. Statistics, quotes, research, studies and more. When I’m not working on
looking into my life with a renewed
freelance projects or blogging here at Immensely Social, I’m likely pursuing the web for more ideas,
thankfulness and true gratitude."
inspiration, and info. Adding resources to an ever growing list.
On Fiverr: http://fiverr.com/lorihil
Did I mention it never ends!
On Amazon: amazon.com/author/lorihil
With the viewers and online navigators wanting more and more visual content, this one is becoming
more important. Stock photos are always a back up plan, but nothing beats sharing your own photos.
With all the other stuff a blogger has going on, who has the time to learn photography skills? Well,
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bloggers have to work on it unless of course you can afford to hire out.
4) Content Crushing Ninja
This one goes along with the journalist aspect, but you can’t just leave it at the research. Between my
own business ventures and working as a freelancer for my clients, I sift through massive amounts of
information every single week.
I take what seems like a seemingly un-coheasive mess and put it together into something someone out
there would want to read. I’ve become a ninja at it if I do say so myself. Clients are happy at least, but it
has been a process that has developed by doing it over and over again.
5) Cook, Artist, Traveler, etc.
Depending on your blogging niche, you likely have another hat too, the one that makes you a
professional with what you share. I happen to be a content ninja, as mentioned, with a passion for
personal development, mindset changes, and being social.
You may be a makeup artist sharing your tips, a painter, a chef blogging your recipes, a travel blogger,
The fact is you’re a Creative SuperStar and I just have to say Kudos to You!
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Those 5 rather large hats (I’m talking Texas sized) are just to get some content up on your page. Add in
all the marketing, SEO, and traffic stuff mentioned earlier and you have a never ending job. (I know I’ve
already mentioned the never ending part, but seriously!!!)
Am I a guru juggling all these hats? Heck No!
I’m sure you can find grammatical areas in my content, graphics that could have been better, and who
knows what else! But it is a process people, a process. Give me a break will ya!
I’m growing here…we all are.
But, What About the Gurus… Blogs very rarely (like never), take off over night. And, I bet if you
asked even the highly successful bloggers, from around the web, how they got there, you would see a
story of immense determination.
Bloggers are typically people who just jump in there, swim around for a while in the confusion, but don’t
stop until they make things happen. That is in and of itself a reward.
For the Love of the Game
The truth is, despite it all, I love what I do and wouldn’t have it any other way. Rather than being
overwhelmed with the learning curve, I have viewed it as a great adventure.
So, the next time someone tells you they’re a blogger, rather than giving them that raised eyebrow, just
say~ “You Rock!” and maybe even take a bow.
Oh, and leave comments on the blogs you love, share their posts. Make sure they know their effort is
valued. You just can’t imagine how much it means to us!
To my fellow bloggers out there:
You Do Totally Rock!
You can check out Jennifer’s post here: 12 Misconceptions About Bloggers
Much love and happy content searching,
XOXO, Hil <3
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