A couple of weeks ago I attended my first Bloggers BBQ hosted by Kids Business. It was a wonderful day with the family, Hubby even came. I got to chat with some wonderful companies about their products and even got to try a couple out, but as the day went on a few things became glaringly obvious to me…
~~ I think I explained it well to Hubby, blogging is an ocean, all different types of creatures. There are whales, who rock the blogging world, are well known, have many followers, stick to their brand and can walk the walk and talk the talk. And then there is me, plankton. I am plankton in the blogging world, and that’s totally cool too you know?
~~ Even though I have been blogging for a few years now, I am still relatively new to it all really. I don’t really talk the lingo, or run in any circles, and if I do see a blogger or someone I follow on Instagram in person, introvert me doesn’t allow me to go over and say hi. I love that on a whim one night a few years back I fan-girled Cherie, and she actually wasn’t too freaked out by my moment of confidence and invited me to dinner, I totally love her for that! But those moments for me are few and far between, I am after all an anxiety ridden introvert.
~~I just don’t talk the talk. I love working with companies and brands who I believe in, or whose products I use, but it just isn’t me to dress on up and put my brave, smiley, confident face on and talk myself up. There is a reason I blog and hide behind my computer screen, there totally is! I was in absolute awe of some of the bloggers I saw the other day, they were creating partnerships with brands on the spot like I make a vegemite sandwich for my kids. I wish them all the best, and part of me wishes I displayed that type of confidence too.
But what does it all mean to me, Bel, the blogger? Well, it really just means I keep plugging away. I have a couple of goals for my little place this year, and whatever happens along the way I will be grateful for. I write for me, it’s my thing, and I write for my little community I have and am slowly creating. I may never be a whale, but this year, I am hoping to totally rock being a plankton!