Saturday, June 30, 2012

My blog got me a blog job!

Did I mention that this blog got me a job as a Blog Editor? Yep, since April I've been the blog editor for an online language learning community and I have loved it. Who'da thunk that doing this blog would give me a marketable skill set?!

What do I mean by marketable? Well, in an attempt to find a job that had steady pay instead of tips as income, I went out on a lot of interviews earlier this year. I was looking for catering sales positions (that's what I did before I went back to school in 2004) and, much to my surprise, during at least three of those interviews I was asked me bout my blogging and social media experience.

Then, in March, a good friend of mine caught wind that her company was going to hire a blog editor. Turns out that she thought that I would be a perfect fit for the position. She stalked me for a week and made sure that my nerved didn't get in my way; I thought that my blog was just a hobby, not a real job.

On my 40th birthday, I interviewed with my now-boss, and soon learned that the job was mine.

Here's the moral to this story: face your fears, follow your heart, believe in yourself, and don't let anyone questions your decisions (especially yourself). You are the only one who knows what's best for you, and when you don't, have the courage to believe the friends who believe in you. Their support may help you make the best decisions of your life.

I must admit that there is one downside to my new job: by the time I get home from my blog job I'm a little too drained to attend to this blog. I'll still post some gems from time to time, but in the meantime I would like to direct you to some blogs that I have really been enjoying.

The Little Red Chair

Paris By Mouth

The French Market Maven

Honey & Jam

2 comments:

Chelsea said...

thanks for the shout out! So happy for you and your awesome new job!!

Katherine Mortenson Weller said...

So proud of you, Kelly!