When I started blogging at Ask Wifey a few years ago I had no idea where the world of social media would take me. I definitely never thought I’d run two marathons or give birth to Run Wifey Run, but I’m so glad I did. I’ve met so many wonderful people through blogging – people who have supported, inspired and motivated me. People who have made me laugh, made me cry, and even made me mad. Many of these people I probably would have never crossed paths with if it wasn’t for this incredible social media space.
Some of closest friends came to me through blogging.
I’ve bonded with gals hundreds of miles away before ever meeting them in person.
The power this medium holds is massive and it’s offered me, and millions of others like me, the opportunity to share my voice and the freedom to use it how I see fit. I take that seriously because the blogging community is based on trust, honesty and authenticity. Without those things it doesn’t work. Knowing that someone might try a product, whip up a new recipe, or simply go for run because of something I suggest is awesome in the true sense of the world. I value the responsibility that comes with being a social media influencer and appreciate that it’s reciprocal as I’m always looking to my friends and peers online to hip me to what’s in, hot and happening, too.
I began working with the BlogFrog crew last year. I continued to work with them because I appreciate the effort they make to match brands with bloggers that are a good fit, a real fit for the brand and the blogger. I also appreciate that they understand if I pass on a project (even though it seems like a fit) if it doesn’t speak to me or my readers; and they happily come back to me when they have one that does.
At the beginning of this year they invited me to become one of Udi’s Gluten Free Living Community Leaders- even though I’m not gluten free. They’ve watched my journey with food and felt that I had something to offer their community. After doing a short trial we discovered (as I often do in the social media world) that we both have something to offer each other. It’s the best compliment when someone from the community shares that something I said or did helped them in their journey; and I can’t even begin to list the amount of tips, tricks, recipes and information about all kinds of food I’ve learned from the Udi’s Community and the other Leaders. It’s truly been a treat.
As a part of the BlogFrog Influencer Circle, I have the chance to create meaningful, authentic content for brands I love. If you’re a blogger interested in new opportunities, you, too, can join BlogFrog’s Influencer Circle and check out some of the top brands already working with BlogFrog.
If you’re a brand looking to work with online influencers, you can learn more about BlogFrog’s Brand Solutions here. Now, I’d love to know, what do you love most about blogs and blogging?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BlogFrog. The opinions and text are all mine.
Winks & Smiles,