What are you worth?
I have a bad habit of undermining myself. I don’t have great self esteem and I often find myself wondering if I’m actually capable of running the BBN (granted, right now I’m packing to move two states away, so if things seem sort of dead on my part, that’s why). I make mistakes and I know I don’t have the best knowledge or understanding of how to find the right partners and affiliates. But I am learning, even if I’m mostly learning what not to do.
More recently, I’ve been recognizing my value in various ways. It’s hard for me to always see them, but when I write down on paper (or blog post) the honest facts, I’ve started to realize that I am kind of important. The Better Blogger Network is unlike any other blogging network I’ve seen. I’ve seen ones that are for specific niches, small ones that are picky about who gains membership, others that require a certain size of a following, etc. The BBN is free for any blogger–and we do check to make sure that people requesting membership actually have legitimate blogs. Numbers of followers or experience level doesn’t matter. We’re all about bloggers finding the help and resources that are out there, that may be otherwise difficult to discover on their own.
When I see how the BBN is growing, and I see bloggers offering services, help, and advice to other bloggers, it gives me so much happiness to know that I’m encouraging and providing the place for it all to happen. Without bragging, I know I’m the person in the background making those moments happen. That makes me realize that I’m important, and that I have something of value to offer businesses, companies, other networking sites, and bloggers of all kinds. Instead of seeing myself as unimportant because my own eyes have a hard time seeing me as such, I’ve learned to see myself for what the facts tell me I am.
The facts: I own the Better Blogger Network, an online community of nearly 3400 members. Those members all joined with the hopes of improving and expanding their blogs and reaching their potential as online personalities. They’re doing what they love, and hoping that they can be successful at it–whatever their definition of success may be.
When I put myself in another pair of shoes (so to speak) and look at who I am in regard to my online presence, it amazes me. It makes me feel excited, confident, and hopeful. One year ago, I never imagined that I would be where I am now, either online or in real life. And as I look back at that, I’m making plans for where I want to be one year from now. I can’t wait to look back again and see how far I’ve come at this time next year!
What about you? What are your facts? What makes your blog valuable? What makes you as a blogger someone of importance? Where were you at this time last year? What are your goals and where do you want to be one year from now? I’d love to know! Please share below if you’re up for it.
Together, we can help one another achieve those dreams!