“Hi y’all! My name is Amanda and I’m the creative mind behind Royal Daughter Designs. This is me:
I recently recorded a vlog about popularity in the blogging community, blog envy, and using our power for good.Power – that’s something that a lot of us don’t realize we have. Another word for it is influence. And as bloggers, we have a lot of influence. I mean, think about it! We influence what people buy, where they shop, what they do, and what they eat! We influence a pretty good part of a person’s day. That’s pretty powerful.
Unfortunately many bloggers don’t understand their own power, and they use it negatively. Even worse, so many bloggers don’t realize their position as a leader in the blogging community. Somehow we hone in on the fact that we have “followers” (sometimes known as readers or subscribers), but never take time to think about ourselves as being a leader. We have followers and we get wrapped up in increasing the number of followers we have, all the while never paying attention to what kind of leader we are to our followers.
So let me encourage you to take time to think about yourself as a leader:
- do you know what journey you’re leading your followers on?
- have you embraced your role as a leader in the blogging community?
- do you take time to make yourself a better leader, rather than trying to get more followers?
- do you use your power of influence for good, rather than for bad?