Friday, 10 April 2015

Lifestyle: Full Time Blogging

I took a few weeks out of blogging (although a few scheduled posts went up) as I needed to take time for myself:
I took a step back from blogging and just watched from the sidelines. I looked at my blog and how much it's grown these past two year, and how much potential is has if I allowed it. It got me thinking about taking my blog into my full time career, as many twitter chats have been aimed at, but I don't think I'm ready.

My blog started out as a hobby. A place where I could express my opinions on beauty products. Although I don't just talk about beauty now, it's still the main topic on my blog. 
I feel like I've grown as a person due to this blog, and I've loved that, however if there was the added pressure to have blog posts up at certain times then I don't think I could handle it. It's my blog and I feel that if I was to take it to full time, I would lose the sense of belonging and the love that goes behind this. It would turn into a chore rather than a hobby and I'm not ready to let that go.

I salute those who blog full time, and make their sole income from it, but I have too much to lose right now if it doesn't work out and I just can't afford to let everything go just yet.

Who knows, maybe in the future I'll be relaxing on a beach in California with a drink in hand and my Macbook on my lap typing out my latest piece on this blog. Maybe this will be my career.
Or maybe I'll be in an office in London and Callie Rose as a blog will no longer exist. 

The future is uncertain and as much as the aspect of full time blogging appeals to me right now, I still wouldn't give up my job for it.


Would you ever go full time with your blog?



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  1. My blog is far to small and tiny to go FT but I can imagine it to be a big scary thing to do! My god I would love too one day though! Xx
    OliviaCheryl.com

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  2. I have these same thoughts when it comes to blogging - I feel there is a lot of self imposed pressure to promote your posts too and sometimes I take the fun out of it for myself with that side. Yet like you say I'm so proud of everything me and my cousin (who blogs with me) have done and I see potential too. It's almost expected now that you 'should' be making money blogging but that's not really what it's about or why we got into it.
    Thought provoking post!
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings
    Xx
    P.S. I would hate for your.blog not.to exist at all by the way; it's one of the first I followed but still one of the ones I enjoy most! Just thought you should know :)

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  3. Full time blogging would be amazing but honestly I think having something on the side lines like a part time job would be brilliant as it's security and uncertainty. I think when it comes to any kind of job as long as you enjoy it and are passionate about what you do, that is the most important thing. If you don't enjoy it then what's the point?! Do what makes you happy! :) xx

    www.thejulyjournal.com

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  4. I'd love to go full time with my blog. I can't see it happening but to be honest I love blogging and if it turns into a career...GREAT! if not then I've not lost anything I can still keep my blog but work too!

    www.throughthemirror.co.uk

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  5. As much as I'd like to go full time with my blog, it'd turn into something I literally had to do rather than something I enjoyed doing. I don't see it as a stable income either, I think I'd like to have a normal job that covers rent and bills and then have my blog as a way to earn money for luxuries and shopping :)
    Megan x
    London Callings

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  6. My blog used to be about fashion but now it's a bit of career and creative! Crazy how things turn out! I'd love to go full time!!!!!

    doitfortheirony.com / creative blog for the future obsessed

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  7. Sounds like a well thought out plan. And it's great to hear that the reason you're not doing it is mainly because you don't want to lose control of it. I think we've all seen that happen a lot. I can think of a few bloggers who when they go full time lose their identity a bit and it's to the detriment of their blog and they stop producing the content that made them popular in the first place. It would be such a shame to lose the love for what you've created. But who knows, eh? I look forward to seeing how your journey unfolds! x

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  8. I would like to maybe have a part time job but also be able to get enough money from blogging to treat it as a second part time job.
    Love Hayley,
    Water Painted Dreams

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