Have you ever asked yourself why you do what you do? What keeps you motivated to keeping going, to keep pushing and trying? Do you do it because you love it or because you love the perks that come with it? Lately, I’ve been thinking about why I blog and I’ve realized that I blog because I enjoy it. I get a sense of accomplishment when I finish a post and the more I do it I discover things about who I am, what I like, how I think, and the way I write. Anything worth having takes time, and if you have the passion for it, your drive will take you very far. However, are people really doing what they love out of die-hard passion or for the perks that come with what they do?
What I’ve come to notice is that a vast majority of bloggers only want followers and a million views on their page, but the content they offer isn’t up to par to be asking for anything. Fashion blogging has definitely taken off in the past few years, it seems like everyone has a blog in hopes that it will make them famous. Super bloggers like, Bryan Boy and Rumi Neely serve as inspiration for up and coming bloggers aspiring to walk in their stylish footsteps; attending fashion weeks all around the world, being photographed and scooping up freebies. There’s nothing wrong with what they’re doing, but if that’s the only reason why you blog maybe you should reevaluate your purpose.
Your passion has to be greater than anything for you to continue because in the beginning stages of any field you enter it will take time to reap the benefits. For some, if they aren’t seeing results as fast as they would like they just quit, which proves they were only in it for the perks. Is that you? Can you honestly say that you do what you do, whether it’s blogging, cooking, singing, designing or anything, for what you think will come of it? Or are you doing it because of your consuming passion for it, because every day you wake up it’s all you think about. What if what you’re doing never brings you any monetary or materialistic benefits, would you still be happy?
Are you in it for the passion or the perks?