So I’ve recently come across some people who don’t consider blogging and influencing a job. I can’t even begin to explain how much this bothered me. Much like the debate of whether or not being a SAHM is a job and much like the debate that being a WAHM isn’t a regular job either. If you’re a believer that none of the above are actual job please continue reading because I am all of those things.
SAHM- Stay at home mom
I am a stay at home mom. My kids are my first priority. I care for them day in and day out. Anything they need I take care of right away. I am their mother, teacher, caretaker, and so much more.
WAHM- Work at home mom
While I have the privilege of staying home with my kids, I spend a dedicated amount of time working and then I work late at night after everyone is asleep. I take call, answer emails, go through paperwork, I do everything a “regular” job entails.
Yes, I am an Influencer. This means I work with companies to promote products I genuinely care about and truly enjoy. This is both paid and unpaid work. You guys see a promotional picture. What you don’t see if the hours that went into planning, editing, consulting, emailing, and ensuring that the partnership is a success.
It’s so much more work than you’d think. Its not just open a box, take pictures, and post. I test the product, plan a photo-shoot with every detail in staging, prep my caption and sent them for approval. Then I consult the company and the contracts to ensure I have everything exactly how it should be. I spend hours editing and organizing my feed so it looks aesthetically pleasing when viewing it at a full grid. I make sure I post at “prime” times and then engage with my follows and everyone who’s interacted with me and my posts.
•Did you know any of that? Some of that? All of that? It’s easy to forget that a person puts so much pressure on themselves to ensure they’re providing the best of their ability.
Blogger / Vlogger
I am a blogger. My blog is a business, my blog is all the above, my blog is the reason I am an Influencer. My blog is the reason I am a WAHM. Being a SAHM is the reason I became a blogger. Thanks to my husband I have the privilege of to spend my days with my adorable children.
I started blogging because I wanted to help provide for my family while working from home to be with my children. I have every intention of blogging on topics that everyone can relate to, I will post meaningful blogs like this one and will continue to grow my blog and help provide for my family. I’m doing something that makes me happy. I’ve accomplished so much in becoming a working mom.
Do you have a full time job and do any of this on the side or all of them?
YOU’RE AMAZING! – I cant even begin to imagine how long your work hours are, how much work you put into it, and how you managed to do both.
Why am I writing this?
I’ve worked my butt off to get my business running. I know everyone in my same field of work has put the same effort into it. For someone to belittle what we do hurts. This is a job that most won’t understand, but those who do are greatly appreciated. So much work goes on behind the scenes of what you see.
If you’re a blogger or Influencer I want you to know, I see you. I know you’re doing your best, I support you and I will never belittle your work. I will be the first person to correct someone when they say you don’t have a real job. We work hard and it’s unfair for people to say otherwise.
If you’re a reader who follows along or even just came across this post by chance, please be kind. We work so hard to make a living. Our work is endless and always changing. It is not easy to grow or have a successful account. If you know someone in this field starting out, thriving, or struggling be supportive. We would never tell you that your job is not in fact a real job. We don’t just get free stuff. We work for the products we receive. Work for us varies but our brand, our name, our blog, that is our job.
My job is being a blogger. I am Kay’s Daily Insight. I work for myself. Please don’t say harsh things or be rude to myself or my fellow bloggers. I scroll through countless comments and messages where people harsh and rude. If you don’t have anything nice to say then please just don’t say anything.
We make a living. Some days are better than others but we’re still going strong.
Blogging has done so much for me.
I’ve met some amazing friends through blogging. They quickly became my closest and dearest friends. They watched and listened while I struggled with the ignorance of people. People who did nothing but talk down my business. Friends and family have both belittled what I do. I no longer speak with a large number of them.
My friends helped me through the anger and hurt. They’ve gone through it too. They’ve been hurt and angered by the same situation. We support each other and we’d love for you to support us and enjoy what we have to share.
I’m not writing this to upset anyone. I’m writing this to educate those who didn’t know even a small part of what I’ve said. I’m writing this to let my colleagues (though we may have never met or ever talk) that I’m here and I fully support you. I’m simply writing this because I’ve dealt with this countless times and I simply cannot ignore it anymore.
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Thank you for reading. I appreciate you taking the time to hear me out. I hope you have a wonderful week.
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