Today’s blogger interview features Kari! She has been blogging for over 5 years on a variety of different niche websites. Some blogs have been axed, some blogs have been sold, and some blogs are doing very well for her.
Q. What is your passion?
A. My first passion is writing. Ever since I was young, I have journaled my life and written fiction stories. I’m not saying I’m a great writer, but I definitely enjoy doing it. It’s always been my go-to way of communicating with others. Even when I was young, I didn’t sit down and talk to my parents about my concerns; instead, I wrote them letters to get my point across.
Q. What is your favorite part of Blogging/DIY/Crafting/etc.?
A. As a blogger, I love to write, but I also love to inspire, help, share, encourage, and enlighten. I get to share what I know and what I learn with other people and hopefully impact their life in a positive way.
Q. How do you measure success?
A. There are a few different ways. First, traffic is definitely a way I measure I success. The more traffic I get, the more I know I’m doing something right. Second, comments show me that people are interacting with my blog and taking something from it. Even negative comments show me that people are reading my articles and contemplating what they have read. Lastly, I definitely measure success by how much my income has increased or decreased. The truth is that blogging is more than just a hobby – it is a way to pay the bills. Because it comes with a scalable income, I expect my income to increase every month.
Q. Anything else you want to share?
A. Follow your passion in life. I spent years doing things I was not passionate about because I thought that I was supposed to. I suppose I wanted to make other people happy, or possibly I wanted them to respect me, but the whole time I wasn’t happy and I didn’t respect myself.
Once I stopped listening to what others thought was right or wrong, and I started listening to my inner calling, I started doing things (like blogging) that made me happy. Life is just better when you do what you love.
And on that note, let other people be who they want to be. If you have a daughter, friend, husband, or brother who wants to blog for a living, and you don’t believe that it is a sustainable way to make a living, you may be tempted to make them feel bad or change their mind. But the truth is that, more often than not, if you allow them to follow their passion, they will find a way to make it work out for them.
|RelationshipCir Kari F||I’ve been blogging for over 5 years.|