Don’t you think life is interesting? I never, ever thought I’d be a blogger. And I sure never thought that I’d eventually be doing it full time.
I can remember when I didn’t have an e-mail account – when going on the internet wasn’t even an option. And I also remember when we finally did get the internet and dial up; my dad would surf the net for hours and we couldn’t use the phone. Sometimes we didn’t know he was on there and we’d pick up the handset only to hear “kkkkkshh-pshshshshhshshsh-kkkkkkk.” The offender would get a green look on his or her face, and right after that we’d hear my dad yell “get off the phone!” at the top of his lungs. Then we’d scatter before he’d make the guilty person step forward. Sometimes it’s nice having four brothers to blame everything on.
But I digress.
In 2008 I got my MBA in Marketing and assumed I’d be doing that forever. The thought was slightly nerve-wracking, because by nature I’m all over the place, but you have to do what you have to do. Plus my job was good, so it wasn’t like someone was shoving bamboo sticks under my fingernails on a daily basis. Interestingly enough, April of 2008 was when I began this blog. I knew my studies were coming to an end and I needed something else to do (my personality has always been that way). I’d blogged for years on Live Journal about my life and myself, but I wanted to talk about other stuff, like my creative side. I picked one product and Mod Podge Rocks was born.
Four years later, actually in January of this year, I quit my job to do this full time. You might remember that I wrote a post about paid blogging awhile ago, and now that is my life. It was stressful at first without regular income (more like predictable) coming in the door, but I’ve make it work for seven months. And I’m so thankful! One of the ways that I make money is through sponsored posts, which (hopefully) are relevant to you out there in the world. I try to make them personal and even funny – and I pick ones that are high quality. One of the groups I’m part of that helps me find those opportunities is BlogFrog.
It’s nice to be a part of a something that allows me to blog for a living. As a part of the BlogFrog Influencer Circle, I have the chance to create meaningful, authentic content for brands I love. If you’re a blogger interested in new opportunities, join BlogFrog’s Influencer Circle and check out some of the top brands already working with BlogFrog.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BlogFrog. The opinions and text are all mine.