November BlogHer Writing Challenge Day 4
Thursday, November 6 ~ Writing prompt:
Do you consider yourself a “professional” blogger? Why or why not? What does that mean to you?
Am I a professional blogger? Oooo, another tough blog prompt to answer. Do I earn an income from blogging? Yes. Does that make me a professional? Guess that would be based on how you define professional..
According to the Merriam-Webster site, a professional is:
: relating to a job that requires special education, training, or skill
: done or given by a person who works in a particular profession
: paid to participate
And a blogger is defined as “someone who writes about personal opinions, activities, and experiences”
Well, according to the dictionary; I would have to classify myself as a Professional Blogger. Yay!?
For me, being a professional blogger is more than just “making money” although money is certainly nice and I appreciate the opportunities that have been offered over the last couple of years. That said, would I like to earn more money? Sure! I still have two girls to put through college and marry off (not too soon on the latter please Lord)..
A Professional Blogger is someone that is true to their beliefs and convictions. They are open and honest in their feelings on whatever topic they are presenting to their readers. Without a foundation of honesty in their writing, their words sound hollow and shallow.
I struggle with turning down offers for work or advertising from firms that I would not support in real life. I consider myself pretty open minded on most things, and understand that everyone has their own opinion. However, I would rather turn down work or advertising than promote something that I would not be willing to use or support in my home. Does that make me more or less of a professional? I am not sure I have the answer to that at this stage. But for now, I will continue to be as transparent and honest as I can be on any topic that is being shared on Simply Sherryl.
Today’s post is Day 4 of a month long group blogger challenge. If you missed any of the previous challenges, you can catch up HERE.