By Terez Howard
Why did I decide to become a professional blogger?
Simply because I love it. Delving deeper into my past explains why I concluded that blogging was best for me.
Black and white and red all over
All of my previous work experience is in the newspaper industry. I held the title of community editor for my last job. One of my requirements as community editor was to compose a weekly column. What did the managing editor say I could write about? Anything.
So that’s what I did. I wrote about the things I valued, the things I hated, the experiences I enjoyed, the people who touched my life and general comedy. It was all about me. My column was my favorite part of my job.
The column morphs
I quit my job when I was six months pregnant and did not have intention of returning to the work field until my daughter was a toddler. When exploring the plethora of work-at-home options that interested me, my mind kept replaying my favorite form of writing – the newspaper column.
Then, it occurred to me. Why not use the experience I have writing a column on the Internet? Why not become a blogger?
A blog and a column share many common characteristics. Both share the writer’s opinion. Both might mix in news or controversial topics. Both are conversational.
A blogger is born
That was it. I took what I loved and redirected it to blogging.
That’s what I encourage you to do. If you still are searching for that job that brings a smile to your face, seriously think about what you love to do. Then get to researching what jobs fit your love, previous experience and educational background. After you find that job, pursue it, and do not waver.
You might fail. I might fail. But I will never wonder what if…
And for the record, my determination has convinced me that I will not fail.
About the author
Terez Howard operates TheWriteBloggers, a professional blogging service which builds clients’ authority status and net visibility.