POLL: What Kind of Blogger Do You Want To Be?

When you started blogging, did you have a dream to become a superstar-world-traveling-blogger? Did you just want to have an outlet for your passions? Were you looking to start a new career?

People start blogging for all kinds of reasons. They want to go pro, they want to connect with other people, or they want a creative outlet, and perhaps all of the above. Some love their day job, others seek to use their blogs as an escape. The reality is, we're all here building a community together.

So this week's poll, asks, “What are your blogger dreams?”

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20 Responses

  1. Amy

    IFB – you are a mind-reader! I love this, and the sense of community it fosters among unique-minded individuals.

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  2. Stefan aka SpeedTutorial

    I wanna be a full-time professional blogger!
    Its a big dream but I think in germany where I live its hard to reach this goal.
    I´ve started with some english translation posts so that german and english users can read it.

    Greetings from germany
    Stefan aka SpeedTutorial

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  3. Libertad

    I think the most important thing is that you feel comfortable and happy with what you’re doing. Of course that some reconigtion is good, but sometimes I think we look to the wrong direction: we must look for the reconigtion fo the community, not the brands. ‘Cause brands, at the end, just want to increase their sales, and it’s easy to be engulfed by heavy marketing campaigns that create such sales to increase, becoming just another product for them. However, if we respect our personality and point of view, if we get the respect of the community more than the brands … then we can do anything!

    Anyway and personally, I do not see myself as a full-time blogger, but as something in between, with a job in my field (social networks and coolhunting) but very related to my blog.
    If I devote myself exclusively to the blog I think I would limit lot in my day to day as it would have to be focused on it 100% and lose its charm … at least for me!

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      • snowblackblog

        It’s so true about being recognised by the community, not the brands. All brands want is to boost sales and traffic. Honestly, how many of them care about working with a blogger in the long run? I swear, working with some brands is like having a one-night stand (minus the walk of shame) . They can pick us from the thousands out there and unless you are the Bryan Boys and Rumi Neelys of this world, you can dream on.

        Of course in an ideal world, my blog would be somewhere along the lines of Kimye’s relationship ; me and my photographer boo dressed in the latest Margiela, dropping one liners on Twitter after a show like “that collection was cray”, setting up a play date for Mercy with Choupette but ALAS I live in the real world where I need to juggle blogging with paying the bills, so I gotta work so hard or my landlord is gonna wanna find me.

  4. Lingerie Stylist

    I began my blog as a small aside to my busy life as a fashion stylist. It has now become a full time job for me – shared with my styling work. I hadn’t intended for the blog to take off so well but the natural development has been a welcome change that has enriched my life and allows me to spend more time at home with my daughter. 🙂

    http://www.lingerie-stylist.com

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  5. Filipa

    I’ve always loved blogging. It’s a great way to express your feelings and desires, to show others what inspires you and to interact with other people who are similar to you. I don’t think I’ll ever become a famous blogger tbh, but I hope that one day I will be able to be a full-time professional blogger, travel the world and share my stories.
    xx
    Filipa from http://ohmyfilipa.blogspot.com

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  6. Bree

    “Reach for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” As a blogging beginner, of course I am aiming high and aspire to be that superstar world wide blogger but after looking at the voting poll, I’m not sure that all of us will reach that. And of course I would love to get there and who knows, maybe some of us will, maybe all! But does anyone have any tips for a beginner to acquire acknowledgement from the public and a larger frequent audience? I would love any tips and a post from IFB about blogging beginner tips would be so helpful!!

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  7. Emily Ulrich

    Of course, I’m having a great time developing and growing at my own rate, but sometimes I just want to know I’m reaching out to someone. And that I’m making a difference.

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  8. Judy

    I would love to be a full-time professional blogger and to earn money doing it. An important part for me is being validated by my followers.

    The niche I want to fill is older women who are fashion conscious and want to keep up with the new styles, but not look like 25 year olds. To be chic, but age appropriate. These ladies have the money to invest in clothing.

    My struggle is that I have developed a following of younger women and I don’t want to completely lose them. And connecting with these older women is challenging.

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to approach them? I am open to suggestions.

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  9. Anita Riot

    Thanks for sharing this. I was having one of those “maybe i should just quit” moments for a while now. This lifted me up and motivates me to keep going. Thanks IFB!

    xx
    Anita

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  10. That Fashion Chick

    It seems to change as the blog evolves, but we really should remember our original goals and ideas. Thank you for the reminder!

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