100 Reasons Why Being a Blogger is Great AF

100 Reasons Why Being a Blogger is Great AF
Hello Beautiful!

Maybe you’ve noticed that I haven’t shared my New Year’s resolution for this year (probably because I never did as ever) but during my down-time, I couldn’t help but realized that I’ve made the right decision to become a blogger.

I love the idea of being a blogger, I even love the works and sweat that it entails…. Even the spelling of BLOGGER I love per se, lol.

And who doesn’t? NO matter what kind of blogger you are, you can’t deny all the privileges that you’ve got now.

Would you imagine those privileges when you are NOT A BLOGGER?

I guess not.


100 Reasons Why Being a Blogger is Great AF


Chances are if you’re reading this, you’re probably an aspiring blogger whose checking for any possibilities, or already a blogger who just want to know what other bloggers’ have in mind.

And, perhaps you already know why it’s great to be a blogger – because YOU ARE ONE, and you like it well enough.

But did you know that there are at least 100 reasons (and probably WAY MORE and YES it is counting!) that it is so insanely awesome to be a blogger right now? No? That’s okay, we’ve listed them for you here:

(1) Community: With over thousands of blogs popping up, you are bound to find like-minded friends from all over the world.


100 Reasons Why Being a Blogger is Great AF


(2) Digital Networks: Thanks to blogging, there is now an open forum where you can chat with anyone from across the world on almost any platform. Google hangout with a friend in Dubai? Singapore? Or Japan? Yes you can.

(3) Brunches: We’re big fans of blogger brunches mainly because the combination of delicious food and style inspiration is our favorite way to spend our Sundays.

(4) It’s Free!

(5) It’s a democratic space where anyone with access to the Internet can start their own site and share their style and life experiences.

(6) Creative outlet: Where else can you share daily outfit inspiration or discuss the latest editorial spreads? It’s basically what blogging is all about.


100 Reasons Why Being a Blogger is Great AF


(7) Meetups: You can connect with bloggers in your local area online, to suggest an IRL meeting at a favorite restaurant or coffee shop.

(8) Conferences are the mecca for bloggers. All across the country, bloggers can find conferences that offer helpful tips and tons of networking opportunities.

(9) Build your resume: A well-done blog can be an amazing calling card for showcasing all your talents in one place. Who needs a boring A4-size black-and-white resume where you can just forward your website link which serves as your interactive resume complete with your credentials?

(10) You can get invites to fashion week shows! I’ve got every season and even overseas!


100 Reasons Why Being a Blogger is Great AF


(11) You never know who might end up where – blogging is a great way to build connections and establish a network of friends and professionals.

(12) Admit it, Pinterest was practically invented for the enjoyment of bloggers. Pin for profit or pin for fun – it’s up to you! And Instagram too!

(13) When you don’t have time to share a full outfit post, you can post and share a look with mobile apps like Pose, or in your Instagram, or just Snapchat it.

(14) Changing the visual culture of fashion. You hear that? We’re called “influencers” for a reason.

(15) Brands love us, and love to work with us (we know, we asked!).


100 Reasons Why Being a Blogger is Great AF


(16) You can make money by selling ad space or joining an affiliate network, or just by attending various parties and events.

(17) You can make money through affiliate links on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Snapchat too.

(18) We can command as much as $50,000 for a brand campaign.

(19) You can sell your gently or unworn as well as gifted items on sites like Carousell, Shopee, in our Instagram, or even in our own website

(20) Twitter lets us share our posts instantly (and everything else, too). (You guys, when blogging first started, social media didn't exist!)


100 Reasons Why Being a Blogger is Great AF


(21) We’re legit enough to be awarded by the CFDA (in US) or some in Asia like Nuffnang Awards, etc. (PS. Congratulations for some who have been nominated as such!).

(22) Cupcakes are pretty much our official food.

(23) We’ll be able to check back on our blogs 20 years from now and have a digital diary of our lives and how amazing we looked 20 years ago.


100 Reasons Why Being a Blogger is Great AF


(24) Shopping either online or offline can be considered “market research.”

(25) We are even paid to SHOP!

(26) It’s cooler not to dress sexy. But is we need to attend some glamorous one, some brands are much willing to lend us a hand.

(27) Blogging can become your boyfriend.

(28) You can develop legitimate friendships with people you have tons in common with, without ever meeting them in person (and it’s not creepy).

(29) You probably know some HTML coding – that’s something most people can’t say!

(30) Sequins during daylight hours are highly encouraged.

(31) Instagram! Enough said.

(32) You always have an excuse to dress up (“Hey, it’s for my blog!”)

(33) Taking pictures of yourself isn’t vain – it’s work!

(34) You have a valid excuse to use the term “pop of color” all the time.

(35) Maxi skirts, especially pleated ones, photograph really well.

(36) The whole “c/o” and gifted merchandise thing can be a really wonderful bonus, just be careful.

(37) You can do giveaways to build your audience and excite your readers.

(38) Blogger networks like these help us earn revenue and grow our traffic.


100 Reasons Why Being a Blogger is Great AF


(39) Your blog is your brand and you can be whatever you want!

(40) Unlike when you were in high school – it’s awesome to be a total individual.

(41) We write books! (See I Spy DIY Style; P.S. – I Made This…, The Sartorialist and more!)

(42) We can be TV Stars like BryanBoy or Style Scrapbook, or a blog mogul like Michelle Phan or like Blonde Salad.

(43) Use your blog to build material for a documentary.

(44) 27% of bloggers are full time bloggers, and counting!

(45) It’s not just young women’s style we celebrate.

(46) Searching for your blog’s images on Pinterest is really entertaining.

(47) You can grow your traffic by Being Your Own Agent

(48) When you need a fresh way to create content, you can do a fabulous video series about your life, your travels and fashion week, a la Garance Dore.


100 Reasons Why Being a Blogger is Great AF


(49) Even magazine editors are into blogging too, like Derek Blasberg, Anna Dello Russo and Kim France.

(50) Even celebrities are taking up blogging as well, like Zooey Deschanel, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lauren Conrad and Olivia Palermo.

(51) Blogging will help you survive the Zombie Apocalypse.

(52) Work from anywhere you want. The more exotic, hey, it’s great content for your readers!

(53) If you play your cards right with affiliate links, you can basically fund your wardrobe addiction.

(49) Even magazine editors are into blogging too, like Derek Blasberg, Anna Dello Russo and Kim France.

(50) Even celebrities are taking up blogging as well, like Zooey Deschanel, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lauren Conrad and Olivia Palermo.

(51) Blogging will help you survive the Zombie Apocalypse.

(52) Blogging or Vlogging made you received all those goodie bags you like everyday!

(53) If you play your cards right with affiliate links, you can basically fund your wardrobe addiction.


(54) Speaking of affiliate links, big time bloggers can even cause items to sell out from online retailers (which benefits them and you)! Now that’s clout!


100 Reasons Why Being a Blogger is Great AF


(55) Tumblr gives you a place to post and share images you don’t put on your blog.

(56) It’s a great excuse to create a cool, pretty business card.

(57) You can use your blog to test out your entrepreneurial spirit, just maybe it will unleash the entrepreneur inside!

(58) There’s a whole audience for a blog devoted solely to photographing stylish people on bicycles, from behind in downtown New York City.

(59) Your lunches with your blogger friends can possibly be a tax write-off (check with your accountant)

(60) Manolo is one of our people. (Manolo loves the shoes!)

(61) Menswear blogging is having a moment too, even The New York Times thinks so.

(62) You start to develop time management skills from all the juggling you do as a blogger. Work, school, blogging, social life. It’s a lot to handle.

(63) You get really good at street style photography aka taking discreet photos of fashionable people at New York Fashion Week.

(64) You have rights as an online publisher.

(65) You get to be the day’s big star and headline-grabber (at least for the day).


100 Reasons Why Being a Blogger is Great AF


(66) You earn lofty titles i.e. tastemaker, content curator, influencer.

(67) You can literally become an “Editor” overnight.

(68) Practice makes perfect, you can become a professional photographer even if you didn’t go to college for it.

(69) Outfit posts provide really great Facebook profile photos.

(70) You can quit your day job. But in my case, am still keeping it… lady needs more sources of cash flows!

(71) Your mom will think you’re a celebrity, even if no one else does.

(72) Your mailman and your office guards will think you’re a celebrity! (So many packages!)

(73) Random people might recognize you on the street. And might request for selfie!

(74) It’s great for your self-esteem, even getting one compliment on your outfit post.

(75) You get loads of compliments every time you paint your nails.


100 Reasons Why Being a Blogger is Great AF


(76) Huge brands might send you to Abu Dhabi to photograph a sailing race.

(77) You get to unearth amazing fashion films you never would have seen.

(78) You never run short of interesting reading material.

(79) Sunglasses become a) your most important accessory and b) a business investment

(80) You can tweet when you’re waiting for what seems like forever at the doctor’s office.

(81) You drink a glass of wine and get tons of compliments.

(82) You can take a picture of your pet and get tons of compliments.

(83) Your pet can help your blog become more popular. Way to put those oafs to work.

(84) You can invent a new personality for yourself, if you want to.

(85) Forget the gym, you can Photoshop five pounds off yourself. Thank you, Liquefy!

(86) You have street cred with your IT department.

(87) You might even become a better writer, which can lead to contributor gigs, or writing jobs.

(88) You live your life in mood boards.

(89) Getting dressed each day becomes an opportunity, not just a task.

(90) Sites like Problogger and Copyblogger are devoted specifically to helping us out. Thank you very much!



100 Reasons Why Being a Blogger is Great AF


(97) If you apply for a writing job or a position in social media, you’ll have a whole case study from your blog to draw from, as well as writing clips (it’s motivation to always produce great work / smart tweets!)

(98) We make the Internets more enjoyable and interesting for everyone. We just do.

(99) You can be your own boss.

(100) You’re part of a cultural movement that is changing how the world defines media.


100 Reasons Why Being a Blogger is Great AF


So what else is it great to be a blogger right now? Leave your answers in the comments!


xoxo Blair



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98 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. Good reasons! I've read them with great pleasure!
    http://smalvici.blogspot.com/
    xoxo

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  2. wow!! I love this post sis! super enjoyed your list here! HAHAHA :D And I super agree on most of them!!! :D

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    1. thanks Rhea! I also adore you and your blog.. always fresh, like flowers :)

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  3. hahaha... I agree... I love my job too... only thing wish it was better paid... huhuhu

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    1. Hello Miera,

      Oh your writings are really good and you always present good stories. You must start charging for your blogging services.

      PR people shouldn't take advantage of our kindness.

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  4. Yes that's why I'm still a blogger since 7 years ago! Will continue it ad part of my career!

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    1. Me going 7-years too! I love it a lot, and I can't imagine myself not having discovered this passion of mine. Am enjoying great opportunities both big and small (and yes wishing for more bigger projects!).

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  5. 'Your blog is your brand and you can be whatever you want!' - I am totally agree with this one. The satisfaction after posting the blog, and create your own post is just worth it.

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    1. Hello Aqalili,

      Always remember that your blog is your masterpiece, your own real estate, your own empire. You have the full liberty to make it big!

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    2. These are amazing reasons and they are on point. I love the reasons of we can look back in 20 years at our digital diary.

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  6. Having your own creative outlet to express and direct your content is always something that I have enjoyed. Will always strive towards that :)

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  7. I love your list. And you're right, cupcakes are pretty important ;)

    Blogging helps keep me sane! I love that I can pour out my thoughts.

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    1. Thank you for liking my list! Do you have something to add? Hit comment below :)

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  8. Yes, yes, yes! I agree with everything here! I love blogging, it's the best!

    Jasmine / www.jasminekeclipse.com

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    1. Hello Jasmin,

      What can I say? Blogging is LIFE!

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  9. What a list you've developed that covers a huge spectrum. I can't think of anything else to add to it other than I love it and would love it to be my lifes work as I get such pleasure from blogging!

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    1. Hello Ivonne,

      The list is continuously increasing and soon I will share additional 100 reasons :)

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  10. I'm aiming towards blogging on a regular basis - still a long way to go but I'm getting there :) Thank you for such a great list - agree with all 100 of them :) Bloggers are awesome!

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    1. Hello Sylvia,

      Continue on what you are doing, and be a rockstar blogger :)

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  11. I think that's a pretty through list with plenty more reasons to list as also stated. I do enjoy it and it will be nice to look back on. I have reaped some rewards and look forward to getting better and advancing in myself as well as the blogging world.

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  12. Super list! I got a chuckle from a few too:) Don't sweat the small stuff and carry on!

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    1. Thank you dear! Keep on visiting my blog :)

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  13. I love my job too. It is hard to make a living at though and it takes a lot of time and patience.

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  14. I love being a blogger! It really is an awesome job.

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    1. I think am a boring person AF if am not a blogger.

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  15. I really love this. There are so many great reasons to be a blogger. I just love writing and seeing my stuff in a finished state, but I am really interested in the community of bloggers as well.

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    1. Hello Aireana,

      Because of blogging, I've met many amazing people and also gained many friends and tremendous opportunities.

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  16. My o my, you beat me to this post, was actually compiling such, am glad bloggers are showing why we have worth and value, being a blogger is massively great and awesome.

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    1. I agree.

      And as a blogger, we should use our creative voice to spread the good vibes and quality information to our readers. Being a blogger is a serious job that many doesn't understand. We should be responsible to what we write, and share because our readers listens and follow :)

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  17. So cool! Thanks for sharing this. Including some tips on sites that also help support bloggers like us.

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    1. Hello Sebrinah,

      Thank you also, and I will share similar post like this very soon :)

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  18. Hi! I'm also a part time blogger hihi I started almost a year ago. I want to ask how you manage to split your working time to your blogging agenda? :)(There are tons of events that clash to working hours huhu)

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    1. Hello Fris,

      My day-job employer knows my blogging life and they respect it and I was thankful. I still attend events after work (around night time) if the events are happening just right near my workplace and jut walking distance. Also I discuss those to my PR friends who would request for my appearance. It's a matter of good communication with both team.

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    2. Ohh, that's great! Thank you so much. ��

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  19. I really love your positivity! I totally agree with everything you said, and I feel like your happy attitude as rubbed off on me :) This was such a great read. I am a fairly new blogger, so I'm learning all of this as I go. I love your red Nikon by the way. I have a huge affinity to red cameras!

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    1. Thank you dear! That is my first DSLR and my first investment. I like Iron Man and my camera reminds me of it :)

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  20. Exactly! and its our free space and we can writes whatever we want.

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    1. I agree, but with limitations of course - be a responsible blogger to gave positive luck!

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  21. Yea, blogging has so much fun. :) But we need to spend most of our times to get it done better. :)

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  22. Thanks for sharing so many reasons to blog! I needed this kick to motivate me this year considering my blog is still new.

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    1. Hello Alvin,

      Just we as engaging as much as possible like sharing a stories to a family and friends.. don't be too uptight on writings.. photos maybe.

      And enjoy what you love!

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  23. yea i enjoy and love to being a blogger =)

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  24. whoa...what a list. thanks babe for putting everything together! will share this with my friend who is thinking a career shift. p/s: you look gorgeous in your dress!

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    1. Thank you! Blogging is also a nice career.. you need full dedication in order to produce good results.

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  25. Glad i started blogging then. Cause i had no idea how to survive a zombie apocalypse

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    1. LOL crazy right?

      Well in blogging, you can just stay for days in your room, and creating your content, while people thinks you are elsewhere travelling.

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  26. I don't know if I've seeked out all the different events I could attend as a blogger. I'm just happy in my own little home blogging about my day-to-day. I guess in that regard, I'm lucky to be a blogger <3 Gives me an outlet to get my thoughts out.

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    1. Well that's good Divya.

      Attending events is just one of the beautiful perks of blogging. You and your blog and brand becomes recognized by the people / PR / brands and they want your help to spread the word and influence the new market. And that's beautiful!

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  27. OMG! Reading through 100 reasons made me realise - being a blogger is being blessed with lots of friends and goodness - even more that I realised.

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    1. Actually, these 100 list is just a peak of the iceberg! There are still many perks that I will list down and share here very soon!

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  28. Great list! I love being a blogger. I've made some wonderful connections with other bloggers this way.

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    1. That's right, Tasheena. And the most fulfilling part of being a blogger is when your readers or followers are getting inspired on what you share, and make them push to discover their own calling. I find that I made sense as a blogger.

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  29. I didn't even have to read your list to know blogging is amazing. I've been doing it since 2008 and wouldn't imagine doing anything else to earn a living. It's my dream job.

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  30. Wow. I'm really love this blog post. Very helpful. I'm just a part time blogger. Enjoy your blogger life!

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    1. You too Lia, and keep on browsing our page!

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  31. Girl this a a long list, lol. But you have some great reasons, my fav are "it's free" ,Your own boss and getting to dress up to take pictures, lol!

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    1. I know right, and that can't be omitted. It's one of the perks and I love it.

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  32. Great post! Blogging is so much fun, true that it connects us eith many and has its own perk.
    Xo,
    Shreya
    https://mymagicaltrunk.com/

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  33. Wow! that are lots of great reasons to be a blogger. Awesome!

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    1. Hello Sunshine,

      Can you imagine yourself not a blogger? If you are not blogging, what you will be?

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  34. Wow, I can't believe you have listed all 100 benefits. What more could I add? I like the point about looking back 20 years from now and see how fabulous we looked.

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    1. Hello Emily,

      If you have something to add, let me know! Am writing a new set of benefits of being a blogger :)

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  35. I also enjoying become of blogger. No because of free gift but because of interest. Keep it up

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    1. You are right Betty... but its hard to not accept those specially packed and delivered gifts :)

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  36. As a fellow blogger, these reasons ROCK! Especially the free stuff and being able to be an individual (unlike high school) lol

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  37. Yes..i love being a blogger. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Being a blogger, you can be whatever you want to be... you can be a hit publisher overnight!

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  38. Indeed! The most rewarding part for myself is when people found my blog informative and helpful for them too!

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    1. I know right? And that's very fulfilling too! That moment when someone is really reading your blog, and it helps them :)

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  39. Ya, blogger is part of my job also.
    I enjoy it ^^

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  40. I agree with everything here!I enjoyed reading this post so original and so beautiful pictures :)

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  41. I really enjoy the art of blogging. It has been an amazing journey and I truly feel that anyone can find their niche and prosper if they work hard at it enough.

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    1. I agree with you CJ - that's why blogging is a continuous and non-stopping journey. You'll find your self along the way.

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  42. Wow.. what a great list! So many great reasons to blog :)

    www.learn2livefully.com

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    1. And the list is growing depending on you interests!

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  43. I love being a blogger for all the same reasons and more! I'm glad you love it too!

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    1. Hello Sondra,

      Yes and I can't imagine myself not a blogger. I made the right decision to pursue this career :)

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  44. I love being a blogger for all the reasons you've listed! :)

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  45. Excellent overview. Congrats on you blog, after 7 years of blogging you reap the well-deserved rewards.

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    1. Thank you Martin, 7-years is still young. I still have long way to go :)

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  46. Being a blogger is pretty darn awesome! great list!

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  47. yes ... must blog with passion ^^
    and would love to improve my photography skill in 2017.

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    1. You can do it! I've learned photography by reading online, and also for asking favor advices from fellow bloggers :)

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  48. Blogging is certainly a passion for me. Great list.

    Leah

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