I’ve been given a number of ‘titles’: Blogger, Full-time Blogger, Star Blogger, Stomp Blogger, Celebrity Blogger, etc. I’ve FINALLY become thick-skinned enough to call myself a ‘Professional Blogger’.
It all started when I saw someone‘s Facebook photo – he printed some metal business cards for himself and stated that he’s a ‘Professional Blogger’ (I got a shock when I found out his blog’s barely one month old).
I joked with Welson (CEO of Expressprint and blogger at welsonang.com) that I can consider getting the title of ‘Very Professional Blogger’ in future!
Chio or not?! Welson actually printed some namecards for me! They are printed on aluminium and have such a ‘wow’ factor. I was given some gold, silver and bronze-like ones.
I’ll be giving out these cards according to how much I like a person. You get the gold one if you mean the world to me and I truly cherish our friendship/relationship. Want to know how much you mean to me? Ask me for a card. LOL.
I think what really blew me away was this card case…
“It has my photo on it!!!”
It’s just too amazing.
Welson redefined for me what it means to be a “Professional Blogger” by his example. It doesn’t mean you have to be top in ranking, have a million people visit your blog daily, etc. Often, bloggers at that level have become complacent, blog infrequently and start sounding a teeny weeny bit arrogant (I’m sure you know what I mean).
Now I think being “Professional” is about exceeding people’s expectations and being totally in love with what you do (in this case, it’s blogging).
Think about what namecard printing means to you.
Printing namecards for people as a gift isn’t about stuffing poor-quality cards in lousy plastic boxes (as people have come to expect). It is about blowing them away with the thought and care you put into designing everything – from the case to the cards.
I really do look forward to the surprises Welson has in store at his blog WelsonAng.com. It’s certainly a blog I’ll be watching as Welson blogs about his very ‘colorful’ life; recalling events that happened from the time he was a teenager. So check it out and give my fellow ‘Professional Blogger’ your comments.
Honestly, I do sometimes feel tired of blogging because I like novelty and experimenting with new ideas, etc. But people like Welson remind me of how important it is to be professional and deserving of the title “Professional Blogger”.
And if YOU have been inspired to start your own blog or improve on your existing one, do get in touch with me at email@example.com. I have a couple of Blogging Workshops and Coaching sessions which just may be of interest to you.
Remember to keep striving towards the Gold Standard in whatever you’re doing! Whether you are a Professional Chef, a Professional Doctor, a Professional Homemaker, whatever! Cheers!