It has become somewhat of a whispering joke amongst family members.
Oh, look at her! Maybe this is the year she gets a REAL job!
The truth is that bloggers work hard —DAMN HARD — probably harder than most. We are writers, editors, proofreaders, and pimps: hustling our lives and submitting our stories for the sake of personal gain. We are also critical of ourselves and thick-skinned because we have to be, which often makes it hard to face the keyboard, but we do. And we do it all for minimal pay with little time to second-guess our strategy.
We are also critical of ourselves and thick-skinned because we have to be, which often makes it hard to face the keyboard, but we do.
Starting out, I had no idea what to expect —still don’t. Every day delivers a new set of skills and I take each one with pride. I have learned how to build a website from scratch, design my own comics, promote on social media, support fellow bloggers, and triple check spelling and grammar like a boss. Even so, I still don’t know it all.
In the past two years, I have built a foundation for what is to come and in doing so have made friends for life. You see, blogging isn’t just another job; it is a way of being. And those of us who get to wake up every day and do it are the happiest people you’ll ever want to meet.
Hello, my name is Lisa. I am a mother, writer, blogger and juggler, and there is nothing about blogging that I don’t love.
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About the Author…
This WIRL was contributed by Lisa René LeClair, who is a writer, humorist, social media junkie and, most importantly, a mother. When she’s not giggling with her pint-sized Protégé or pretending to sign autographs in front of a bathroom mirror, you can find Lisa sitting at her desk; wearing coffee stained pajamas and a shit-eating grin… Living the dream. You can contact Lisa at Lisa@sassypiehole.com.
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