Wednesday, February 1, 2012
I could have been a legend already
Anyway back to the once upon a time story. In my younger years I was at home with three young boys and I did lots of exciting things like washing, cooking and cleaning yet I felt like my brain was going to explode from boredom. I wish that back then there had been something like the blogosphere - well there probably was but it was only in its infancy (yes I'm really that old)
If I could have been at home and writing and blogging I would never have felt the need to venture out into the big wide world. When I find time in my busy working life I visit a number of blogs. I'll share a few links in a minute (but they're making money and I'm not, so you have to read my words first)
Don't get me wrong though, everything happens for a reason because boredom made me go back to school and finish out my SACE (highschool diploma) and then continue on to university. The thing is, paid blogger and online contributor weren't on the list of career paths when I was younger otherwise I surely would have known what I wanted to be.
These days bloggers go to conferences all over the globe, and they do career presentations, and they have a voice - world wide, and they make some serious dollars for doing fun things. The truth is that most of them are just mums. Just mums who the world has finally realised have a wealth of information to contribute, and blogging is enabling them to reach more people than ever before.
I count myself lucky these days that I have a job and that I get paid to write and blog and develop internet sites. But just think what a legend I could have been if I'd started blogging when my children were young and I had plenty of mind numbing moments to try and fill. Fancy getting paid to travel around the world and talk about why you blog and what you've learnt.
Blogging conferences are even moving with the times and are child friendly - doh! otherwise the mummy bloggers wouldn't turn up.
Now as promised, below are a couple of the up-and-coming Aussie mum bloggers who are going places literally and figuratively so it seems, and making money while they do it. I'm sure you all know a mountain of others or maybe you're one yourself - that's me thinking positively that any of these 'established' bloggers would even read my posts.
Posted by Fiona Biedermann