I’ve been thinking about writing this post for a while but have always stopped mid paragraph as in all honesty I was scared of the reaction. One thing going to Britmums has shown me is that I need to be more confident in myself & in my blog, so here goes…
So when do you get to call yourself a Pro Blogger? For me, this means when you are earning enough money for YOU. It doesn’t matter how much you get paid compared to someone else, if they earn more than you. You don’t have to be making thousands, bloody hell, you don’t have to be making hundreds. If blogging pays your bills then it’s your job.
One person may need to earn £1000 per week in order to cover their living costs, their mortgage, their bills. Someone else may only need to earn £250 per week to cover theirs. Would someone working part time in the ‘real world’ have less of a job than someone doing the same job full time? No, they would just earn less.
I think it’s the word ‘pro’ that puts me off calling myself a Pro Blogger, it feels like I’m calling myself an expert, or better than other bloggers but blogging pays my bills. If I’m completely honest, when I calculate how many hours I put into my business decorating a cake for a customer versus blogging, then I actually earn more per hour blogging. So does this make me a Pro Blogger, yes I think it does. I just have to start believing in myself more, if I believe I am a Pro Blogger then I am.
Do you agree or do you think only ‘big bloggers’ can be pro’s? I’d love to know what you think.