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Ten Bloggers Share Their Answers To The Question, "What Do You Do?"

By cecilyk |

How do you talk about earning a living blogging? Do you often see confused expressions and bemused looks?

Join the club. When I try to tell people that I write online and doing social media consulting for a living, they nearly universally look confused. In fact, as I wrote last month, I can’t even get my my mother to understand even after six months of living together.

I’ve been talking with other bloggers about how we explain making a living from blogging and writing online, as well as what social media is generally, and I’ve gotten some pretty hilarious responses.


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Ten Bloggers Share Their Answers To The Question,

Alli Worthington

Alli says, "I gave up trying to explain what I do. When asked, I give a vague reply, "Oh, I work at home. The majority of my work is done online." I couldn't handle the blank stares or the hours of wasted time trying to explain it all with no success. Nope, I just work online. " And by "working on the internet" she means doing things like launching Picha Global in her spare time.


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0 thoughts on “Ten Bloggers Share Their Answers To The Question, "What Do You Do?"

  1. Erica Mueller says:

    I think I like Kelby’s the best..

    I too enjoy the stares and head tilts from ‘the normals’ haha.

    Really tho? I would say I’m a Web Developer, WordPress Manipulator, and Freelance Writer. The writer-bit seems to go over better than ‘blogger.’

  2. Christina Gleason @ Cutest Kid Ever says:

    This was hilarious. It’s so hard to explain to people! Why is “I write stuff on the Internet” so hard to comprehend? At least I can post to a few of my corporate copywriting clients so I can say, “Have you ever heard of the WSOP? Yeah, I wrote a few hundred of their Web pages.” (That’s like the only recognizable name who will let me disclose who they are, so I flaunt it!)

  3. Christina Gleason @ Cutest Kid Ever says:

    point to*

    At least I can *point to* a few… I hate uneditable typos.

  4. Alexandra says:

    Oh, a life without Deb on the Rocks.


  5. angie says:

    Best answer ever.

    This is how I describe my job I mean hobby I mean obsession as well. I just don’t.

  6. Chickenpig says:

    Interesting. Now what kind of looks do you think I get when I tell people I’m a Historic Interpreter. At least you guys work with computers.

  7. Penny says:

    What I’ve always wanted to know, is how do you make money from it??? I life the idea, love to write, and feel I’ve got lots of content to write about (I’m divorced, remarried, lesbian mother to twins with special needs… If that’s not ‘content’ then…?) so how do you make a living at it????

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