Be Happy For Other Bloggers! It’s What You Would Want!
It’s hard to believe that it’s already December, isn’t it? Before we know it, we’ll be ringing in 2017! Ack! How is time going by so quickly? I don’t remember it doing that when I was younger. Ok now that I’m feeling old, let’s move on! Since everybody has eaten dinner, the dishes are done, and I’m sitting here quietly on my laptop, I began to ponder something. Bloggers. We’re a special kind – self-motivated, determined and excited to share about our experiences through our blogs and social media channels. I love being a blogger! And honestly, I don’t mind being called a mommy blogger either (*GASP!!)!! Yes, I said it. While I would appreciate PR reps addressing me by my first name instead of “Hi Mommy Blogger,” I really don’t mind being called a Mommy Blogger. I’m a mommy and a blogger and the world still exists!
Recently, I was checking my Facebook thread (which I admit I don’t do as often as Instagram, but it’s all good) and I came upon a post for Disney Social Media Moms. One of the members had asked a question and was really excited to receive “pixie dust” in her email inbox. While I’ve seen a lot of excitement about these different media events, of which I’ve never received an invite (i.e. Disney Social Media Moms or the Sands Conference in Turks & Caicos), I don’t automatically go to the feeling of “That’s not fair!” or “Why does she get that?” No – instead it’s more of an excitement for them because I know how excited I would be to be invited and would hope others would feel the same way.
I began to think about a Red Carpet Event that I was invited to a few years ago. It took place in LA and was for the Grammy’s (pretty awesome, right?)! While I don’t live in LA, I do live in California and had, more often than not, driven to many different events down in LA. While many of the bloggers are super friendly and inviting (i.e. saying hi and acknowledging me at different events), the reaction to my social media share for this particular event was much different than that. In fact, as soon as I posted to Facebook, I received a message from an LA blogger. This blogger had said that it wasn’t fair that I was invited to the event because I didn’t even live in LA. I didn’t respond in a negative way to the blogger and almost backed out of the opp, but thankfully the managers in the community encouraged me to go and said the bloggers attending were all chosen for different reasons and I should embrace that. I agreed and excitedly continued my trek down to LA for the Red Carpet Event.
What is the purpose of this blog post? The purpose is to encourage all of us to be HAPPY for other bloggers and the amazing opportunities they have! While we may not be there inxt person, we can often times follow along on social media and feel as if we are there with them through their pictures and comments. I can tell you that when I go to an event, I post a lot with the intention of sharing all about my experiences and hoping that my followers feel like they are there with me!
The bottom line is that we should be happy for other bloggers…because it’s what we would want!
What are some of the things we can do to support one another as bloggers?