Poll Results: IFB Members Want to Be Full-Time Bloggers

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Earlier this week, a question was posed to the community, “What Kind of Blogger Do You Want to Be?” asking what the ultimate goal the blogger desired to achieve. It was an interesting question because as the blogging community is so diverse there were no overwhelming winners.  The largest group was the “Full-Time Professional Bloggers” at 36%, but close behind as “Respected Niche Blogger” at 32% stating that aside from having a steady income, bloggers craved respect and expertise in their particular niche.

The biggest surprise was the third largest group was the “Superstar World Famous Bloggers” at 22%. People often complain that too much attention focuses on this group of bloggers, but it was pretty eye opening to see that a good number of bloggers want to achieve that level of success. Another big surprise was the amount of bloggers who just wanted to blog just for passion. This group had the second to smallest number of votes coming in at 7%.

Judging from the results of this poll, it would appear that deep in our hearts, we really hope to achieve a new career, respect, and yeah, a little bit of fame.

Here are the results as of October 11th:

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  1. Sophie

    Although it would be amazing to be a professional, successful blogger I would rather work with lots of people on a actual publication like a magazine. However, I hope that my blog will one day achieve enough success for it to be a platform into the world of fashion magazine journalism as that is my ultimate goal alongside being a novelist but basically I love fashion and writing and that is what my blog expresses x

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  2. Amber Rose

    I am in no way surprised by the result of this.

    I started my blog of writing practice in all honesty, so that I could get some feedback from my peers rather than school friends that didn’t always have a clue.

    My goal was always to land a job in journalism or publishing, but by other means, not via my blog. It wasn’t until I explored the blogging community a bit more that I realised that full time blogging or even being able to become famous through your blog was even achievable. I am so admiring/inspired/a tad jealous or uber-successful bloggers, but I wouldn’t be disappointed if I never ‘made it’.

    I think whilst some people take it a bit far, having fame or success as ONE OF your blogging goals, can only be a good thing – and it certainly pushes me to consistently want to better my writing and my blog, rather than staying still.

    Really fascinating post, well done IFB.

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  3. Judy

    Not surprising to me or the ladies I met at the recent IFBCon. We are a driven group and want to succeed financially, but also in the eyes of our peers. Great goals, but not easy to achieve given the number of us. Is there a niche for all?

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  4. Lipstick and a White Tee

    Totally agree with Sophie: I very recently started my blog, hoping it would eventually help me get a job for a magazine, working with lots of amazing people 🙂

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  5. AJ Wears Clothes

    I think a lot of bloggers aspire to at least make enough of a living to support their shopping habits 🙂 But the passion for the product is what will make great content, so I don’t think you can start a blog with the sole intention of making it into a business.

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  6. Emily M.

    I think that blogging is good and bad. It makes people who have style and money to be syleish happy and get more style ideas. However there are the people with less money who cant afford the clothing and accesories that others do so it puts them down on themselves.

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  7. Emily M.

    I think that blogging is good and bad. It makes people who have style and money to be syleish happy and get more style ideas. However there are the people with less money who cant afford the clothing and accesories that others do so it puts them down on themselves.

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