We are now in the first few weeks of 2016 and the start of the new year has come and gone. For many the start of the new year is a time to reflect on their lives, their place in the world and their futures. It also a time when many people turn inward a bit, and they reevaluate their lives and question what motivates them and what they may or may not want to do differently. So let’s also look at blogging in the new year. What do you think will change in the world of blogging? Will you continue to blog? Have you set goals for your blog? And are the reasons you started a blog the same reasons that you continue to blog? And lets talk about a topic that is a bit taboo in blogging—but are all bloggers married? Hmmm I must say I had a bit of a Carrie Bradshaw moment as I typed that last sentence.
Though truth be told it does seem that overwhelmingly that the majority of fashion and life style bloggers are indeed married. Every blogger I have met personally here in New York is married—every single one.
Though truth be told it does seem that overwhelmingly that the majority of fashion and life style bloggers are indeed married. Every blogger I have met personally here in New York is married—every single one. From 23 to 64 and all ages in-between, they are married. Now with my non blogger friends it is fairly mixed with about half being married and half not married. So what do you think accounts for this? And do think it is easier to get ahead as a blogger if you are married? Or should I say does having a partner that helps you in your endeavor in the world of blogging make it easier for you to get ahead? Be it having a built in photographer at your beck and call, or being financially supported so you do not have to work and can blog full-time, or having a partner that has technical skills—does this stack the deck in your favor?
Though two of my favorite bloggers Garance Dore of Garancedore.com and Bri of DesignLoveFest.com are wonderful examples of bloggers that found wild success and did so with out the help of husband. And then there is The Man Repeller, who some might say is the most successful fashion blogger to date, who also attained these dizzying heights without the help of a husband. But this question then begs the real question, why do we blog? Do we blog to find a community? To express ourselves? To quit our day jobs and run our blogs as a business? To brand ourselves and become well known influencers? Or is it a combination of all of these reasons? Why do you blog? And be sure to watch this super funny and only too true parody of “the men behind the bloggers” or “Instagram Husbands”. Seriously girls (and boys) the humor lies in the truth. But it is good to have a laugh and remember: every now and then you have to unplug and put the phone down.