Truth About Blogging: Don’t Buy Engagement – Proverbs 10:9

You want to know the truth about blogging?
It may look glamorous but blogging and content production is 90% sweat{pants} & 10% fancy{pants}.
Here’s a shot of the latter, a pair I bought in Indonesia.

Truth About Blogging: Don't Buy Engagement - Proverbs 10:9

Ha, but seriously, I see more and more influencers taking shortcuts instead of putting in the sweat and hours of hard work.
I see bloggers left and right buying engagement (followers & likes) and honestly, I’m tired of acting like this is okay. 
Tired of the way they falsely portray themselves to big brands (who don’t know better and need to educate themselves), and tired of the way they lie to their followers and themselves.

Truth About Blogging: Don't Buy Engagement - Proverbs 10:9

It is hard to dedicate hours every day to pushing out content only to know people are speeding past you on shoes that aren’t their own.
I can quickly get discouraged by dishonesty. I’ll be honest, I’ve thought about taking a shortcut before… but I know in my heart that’s not thehonestShruth. 

Truth About Blogging: Don't Buy Engagement - Proverbs 10:9

If you’re in blogging/an influencer and you choose honesty, I know who you are, am so thankful for you and kind of want to give you the biggest of hugs.
You may call it karma, I call it faith, but I believe the honest & hard working prevail.
This applies to any field, really.
The main struggle is the same in that upholding integrity can be difficult.
We’ve just got to encourage one another, and focus on what we do because we LOVE it.

“Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.”
Proverbs 10:9

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