Wednesday, May 29, 2013

How to Cope with a Non-Supportive Family: 3 Tips for Blogging Your Best Through Negativity



At last, I'm back with some blog tips!  I took a little break, but there are several questions that I have been getting.  I'll be posting more blog tips in an attempt to address all of those questions and to help out my fellow bloggers.  Here is the question I am addressing today: What do I do if I want to become a professional blogger, but my family does not support me blogging? Unfortunately, we've all experienced negativity in the blog world.  It may have come from other bloggers, onlookers, or friends, but the worst type of negativity often comes from family. Here are three tips to help you keep blogging your best through negativity if you are experiencing a lack of support from your family.

1. Give your family a chance

Many times we think our family does not support us, when the reality is we are too afraid to tell them and give them a chance.  Don't assume your family won't love what you do and believe in you. Be brave enough to share with them  your desire to be a blogger. Don't just tell them how bad you want you be a professional blogger. Put you action where your mouth is.

2. Show them don't tell them.

Show your family you mean business whether they support you or not. Set goals and accomplish those goals. Show them that you have the dedication and work ethic it takes to commit to being a blogger. Actions always speak louder than words. You can't tell your family you want to be a professional blogger and expect them to support you, then spend all day watching television and gossiping on the phone. You have to show your family that you are willing to sacrifice to achieve your dreams. You have to show them that you believe in yourself.

3. Do it in spite of.

At the end of the day, everyone will not like and support your choices even if they are successful ones. You have to come to peace with that. You have to remember that this is your life and your one chance to live the life you dream of. No one can live your life for you. Do what you love. If blogging is what you love, then do it in spite of what anyone else feels!


Have you ever experienced a lack of support in blogging? Do you have any questions you'd like answered about blogging? Email me at kelley@keepsittingpretty.com. 

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4 comments:

  1. Not lack of support from family, but lack of support from friends. They'll often ask "how's the blog going" instead of actually visiting the site. Some of them act like there's a secret passcode you have to have to enter my blog. It gets frustrating because I put a lot of work into it, and it's not like my blog is difficult to read or navigate thru. But whatever. The support I get is from family and my blogger friends! Good tips girl!

    @amberlydanna

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    1. I totally agree with you Amberly. It so sucks and can be frustrating! But i guess one has to always remind herself why they're doing this or trying to achieve certain goal. If its for your happiness/inner peace, then whether they support or not, the motivation will be there to strive on. Of course their support is always a plus but if it ain't offer, don't wait on em. You got the ultimate support from above you see. Good tips Miss...thanks!

      missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I always sucks when the people you care for most doesn't support you. Push forward anyway. Find a solid support system and turn to them in times of need. Family will be family regardless but we have the choice to share what we want with them. Hold your dreams dear to your heart and don't let anybody take that away from you..

    Great post.

    Miss Daja
    NBzA

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  3. That last one.. "Do it in spite of" that's where I am right now. Thanks so much for this post.

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