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This is really what makes all the work worthwhile. I love when I get comments from people who have been able to make healthy eating choices because of my recipes or are encouraged by my spiritual posts. And I love hearing from people who take the time to tell me a little about themselves and their situations. Putting imaginary faces to my audience helps me stay grounded about why I really am doing this whole blogging thing. It’s about the people, and ultimately it’s about glorifying God.
Doing product reviews/giveaways
Getting (free) stuff in the mail to review and give away is a lot of fun, I’m not gonna lie. It’s one of the things I like to call #bloggerperks. Mutually beneficial to both me and the sponsor (they get a lot of traffic because of the giveaway), and fun for my readers (especially the ones who win), it’s a win-win-win situation.
Having an excuse to eat dessert for breakfast
“You’re eating chocolate cake for breakfast?” “I have to photograph this single-serve brownie for my cookbook. It’s work-related.” #bloggerperks
Okay, so I’d probably eat dessert for breakfast even if I wasn’t a food blogger.
Design, photography, and writing
Blogging is a creative outlet for me. I enjoy photography and design work, and I get to put those skills to good use on my blog. I’m not so great with the tech aspect of things, but that’s when I have Google and video tutorials to rescue me. I even get to do some writing. While I don’t consider myself a great writer, I enjoy soapboxing on occasion. My blog gives me a platform to do that.
Working from home
Yes, blogging has actually become my job. I do work part-time doing some horse-related stuff, but most of my job is blogging. I love it because I can work from home and be sorta-kinda flexible with my schedule. I say sorta-kinda because it’s gotten to take up enough time that I can only take off for so long, but I do still have the final say about when I can take off and when I can’t.
I’ve formed many friendships with people I wouldn’t have known without my blog. That’s priceless.