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As I write this, I'm sitting with my laptop in the house I grew up in eating my dad's Italian Wedding Soup. That he shopped for, paid for, and cooked. Last night I slept in my childhood bedroom. Now I’m using his Wifi connection and asking him if he could make me a grilled cheese.
And what better setting than this to write a blog post about why blogging matters. After all, most people (who aren’t bloggers) think that bloggers live in their parent’s basements, get everything for free, and mooch off of the people around them. (Side bar: I’m at my childhood home because I’m visiting, I don’t live here. The setting is ironic considering today’s topic and the only thing I love more than irony is a good pun so…. Back to the story.)
Good thing that whole living-in-basements tale is farther from the truth than pretty much anything else I know. Not to mention ever so slightly demeaning. I mean, basements?? Like with the seasonal decor, moving boxes, old baby toys, and the extra stash from the last Costco run? Rude. At least give us our childhood bedrooms, please and thank you.
Blogging is many things (that is, if you can actually define what a “blog” is these days) but a life of feet-up-eating-Nutella-from-a-jar-and-rolling-in-the-dough it is NOT. Good, hard-working, revenue generating bloggers:
So, you’re not just lounging around scraping Google AdWords anymore, are ya? I hear you.
But blogs aren’t just hard work. They actually matter. Blogs:
As we round the corner into another year full of more hard work on this thing that matters, I want you to know that what you do means so much in this big old Internet world. Sharing your viewpoint, telling your unique story, growing your business, your brand, your dream. It all matters.
You are the reason that we (the ConvertKit team) exist. Without you out there building your business, growing your blog, making a living for yourself, we wouldn’t have an app to build for you. Without your focus on what’s possible, we wouldn’t have just wrapped up our biggest month of growth to date. Without your tenacity, joy, and drive, none of this would be here today.
So thank you.
And keep it up. We are building this whole thing – our blog, the app, the trainings, the free workshops, and much more – just for you. Because blogging matters. And we’re here to support you in doing more of just that for years to come.