#3 Blogger’s life: Five things I LOVE!
A lot of you (but only girls!) reacted to my previous article “5 things I hate” as a professional blogger, so here’s the promised sequel : 5 things I love in my job. And I’m also going to prepare an article to explain my career, how my blog went from weekend hobby to being one of my main activities… Yes, I have several 😉 (but it’s yet another subject!)
1. No boss
Counting summer jobs, work-study contract during my BTS and my various jobs, I’ve spent almost 7 years being employed. I’ve had my share of bad experiences such as a poor working atmosphere, a CDD ending and a (painful) period of unemployment, but as a whole, I learned a lot and I don’t regret these years. What was always the hardest for me was to comply with orders and a precise planning: I have a very personal and specific organization. Sometimes, I just wanted to do things my way. And now I’m my own boss! I can make my own plans. In hindsight, I understand my previous bosses and their demands better. I’m now my own tormentor 😉
2. I like my job
I will explain in more details how I came to take up blogging for a living. It was not a vocation, it happened naturally. But there is however an undeniable fact: I love what I do. I love writing, I love taking pictures, I love having my picture taken. And what I love the most is telling stories and sharing my crushes! Even if there are moments when I’m tired and don’t feel like working, I would never give it up and go back behind a desk, even for better wages (which would certainly be the case at the moment, as my income is close to zero ;D)
3. Professional recognition
When someone compliments me on the quality of my work, I’m overwhelmed with pride. When someone asks for my advice on blogging, how to pose well for pictures or which social network to use according to one’s professional activity, I’m in paradise. By the way, it’s one of my professional activities: counseling. I didn’t study it, but I’ve been surfing the web for a long time and blogging for more than ten years. So when my experience can help, and when it’s recognized, I can only be happy. No, all this time spent on minimal to no wages wasn’t in vain… It was hard at first but maturity and skill come in due time.
4. Exchanging with my readers
This is THE reason that keeps me going: exchanging with my readers, people that for some have followed me since my modeling debut. It’s so nice to read their messages. Each new comment makes me feel like I’m meeting an old friend again! Thanks to them, and for them, I try to get better, to learn from my mistakes, I stopped being so bothered by criticism… My life was enriched thanks to all of these people! It’s not because a blog is only a digital link that the exchange is any less humane.
5. The blogging community
And this fifth and last point is rather similar to the fourth: the digital is not a barrier and does not keep people from bonding. I exchange with other bloggers on several internet groups. With my friend Elie, we started a year ago the “apéro & blog” events to meet in real life. I made a lot of friends through blogging! For the moment, I only have nice things to say about the French community. Many thanks!