Now before you assume where this is going I can guarantee you are totally wrong. This is a letter from one Ohio mom blogger to fellow mom bloggers!
Dear Mommy Blogger,
You may or may not know me my name is Ellen and I am your fan. But here is the thing if I am your fan you actually do know me because I follow you on Twitter, I am your fan on Facebook. I follow you on Pinterest and I found you on Instagram. I even signed up for your news letter!
You see you influence me and I appreciate that, but I also know that numbers matter and even though I could read your post in my email and not click on the link to give you the permanent knowledge of my visit I choose to click on the link. Because I did read what you had to say and it mattered. I loved your recipe so I Pinned it. Your giveaway looked great so I tweeted about it and you Facebook post did not go unnoticed for I Liked it.
Like you for many years I was too busy to support my fellow mom bloggers. Time is limited I have 4 kids, I work at night, I need sleep…. the list goes on and on. Sure I tweeted with you but did I promote your fabulous blog? Did I recommend you to others? Did I give credit where credit was due? Sometimes, but not always! But this year, 2013 I am challenging myself to truly support my community of bloggers. I am tired of companies basing my value on numbers that are not accurate of my true influence. The fact that a majority of the people in my life have made purchases based on me is nowhere to be found on my blog. They stopped me in person and asked my opinion, there is no traceable link for that purchase! They texted me from the store, heck my daughters ballet class even went out to my car to look at my car seats, yet many of them never have nor will they ever visit my blog. My influence is so much more than my blog readers and since I don’t see companies getting that any time soon I am taking things into my own hands. I can’t change the clicks on my blog but I can for others. You see I bought a book because of Andrea, I bought lipstick because of Felicia, I bought wall stickers because of Emilie and I bought clothes because of Kate and I even started working out again because of Jennifer, Sara and Erin and I tried some new food thanks to Liz the list goes on and on. And even though they may never get credit for those purchases I visited there blog, I clicked, I commented and I gave love to my fellow bloggers who are working hard just like me.
So for 2013 I challenge you my fellow bloggers to give credit where credit is due and to love on and support those blogs that you love. I am not saying false promotion but if you love what they are doing let them know and speak with your mouse! We are a powerful industry let’s make sure we are taking care of our own!
And now I step off of my soapbox to go see what great things you all are writing about!