There are many reasons bloggers decide to start chronically their lives in the digital sphere. While I’ve stopped and started multiples times, I’ve been running this particular blog for over a year and a half. I look up to the OGs of the blogosphere like Feral Creature who has been blogging for 10 years now. She recently published a post about being at a crossroads in her journey and it made me stop and think about my own path.
My Blog is my Resume
I didn’t become a blogger because I wanted to be a blogger per se. Blogging for me has always been a transitional learning experience. I started my blog because I wanted to combine my love of writing, fashion, photography, and modeling.
Prior to my blog I didn’t have a space to showcase these interests but I know the type of career I want involves some of these talents and I wanted to prove I had skills in them. LoveMirian became my platform, my portfolio. Whether it was going to be something in PR, digital marketing, content creation, social media, or something else, I wanted a space to show what I could do and what I could build on my own.
The Next Generation of Movers and Shakers
In her post, Feral Creature touches on a a few of her blogger peers who have put in the years and used their large platforms to transition into fashion design or turning their blogs into full online publications. On a local level I’ve witnessed young artists transition from blogging to running a creative agency or working in various roles in media.
The economy and job market are moving at a break-neck speed right now and no one knows that more than millennial artists. With technology and social media, we’re moving at a pace that no one can predict. When I consider who I think is doing it best, I see they are riding the waves of change rather than swimming against the current.
So instead of making 5 year plans, make 5 month plans. Be malleable and realize the only way to keep up is to keep learning. Recognize that job security is a myth and use it as a motivator. Remain open to new opportunities, even if it means taking risks. And stay ready so you don’t have to get ready.
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