What in the World Wide Web is a Blogger?

Hi there πŸ‘‹πŸ»

Chances are you stumbled upon this post because you have at least one social media account and somehow came to follow a “blogger” like me. You might even have a friend who just made the leap, and now you’ve got a lot of questions.

To be honest, I’ve been blogging for six years, and people still ask me what I it is do all the time.

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So, if you’re still asking yourself, “What is a blog?” here’s a simplified answer: a blog is the shortened term for a “web log.”

Blogs began as an online diary or way for people to document emotions/experiences via the Internet. As the internet’s capabilities grew, bloggers potential for content creation did, too.

Now, bloggers capture just about anything via any social media platform. Blog entries come in all sorts of sizes and modes (micro-entry/image, video, livestream, etc).

And when bloggers’ networks (or “followings,” as they’ve become known as) grow, their natural reach does, too. When they can connect with a large enough range of people, some are able to create a business or career out of their content in a few ways:

1) selling physical space on their site for ads to be placed.

2) contributing to larger websites or profiles, being paid by piece (individual followings matter less in this instance as the larger media outlets use their own to amplify for your work)

Ex. My cache of DVD.com articles

3) linking products on their own network that they have used and/or believe in to receive product or a commission-like paycheck for sales they ‘influence.’ The majority of this occurs in a barter-like system.

Some have even created their own products, like lifeofmomshop.com

4) creating campaigns that highlight products or missions at a cost, independent of commission (generally this requires the largest-sized followings). These are often called paid partnerships.

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Hence the reason your favorite blogger may take a break from their humor, homemaking, recipes, videos, or articles to sell a product they love… because otherwise they’re a self-published creator who’s earning nothing simply for the sake of your entertainment.

So, to answer your question in a different way, bloggers are entrepreneurs who have found a burgeoning market: the Internet.

BTW, if you’re looking for some inspiration or fun content to spice up your feeds, try some of these blogs/accounts πŸ‘‡πŸ»

My List of Must-Follows (in no particular order)

Life of Mom for all things Motherhood

Fab Everyday for a fabulous lifestyle

Brooklyn Active Mama for all things fitness & NY

Orly C on YouTube for all things beauty & entertainment

Let’s Talk Movies for all things movie-related

Life of Dad for fatherhood

We Sow We Grow for those with a green thumb

Amother Adventure for all things family travel

Grateful Wellness Co by Sinead Quinn for wellness

Megan Baca for hard truths made easy

AmandaMuse for honesty & inspiration

Mom Forum for mom-related inspiration

The New Stepford for all things funny

The Food Artist for all things yummy

From Carpool to Cocktails for the best shopping inspiration & flatlays

Mommy Dearest for honest mommyhood

Moms Meet for all things green parenting

Mom2Summit for all things community

…and be sure to follow my accounts to find more fabulous shares/accounts to watch!

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