Dear Mum Blogger, value thyself

Dear “Mum Blogger”,

{{ and I say Mum Blogger, because at DPCON12 (The Digital Parents Conference) I got the general idea that most Aussie mums prefer that to “Mummy Blogger” -  which sits a little uncomfortably }}

“You’re worth more than a free bottle of moisturiser” she said. Everyone laughed and clapped in agreement. Many of the bloggers in the room could tell you stories of the time they were offered to review a book (and get a free copy) or tell their large readership about a new product (for nothing) or to write something about someone else (for the opportunity.)

There are probably times when we don’t realise how much value we provide to our readers, how our words can inspire, encourage and even influence behaviour. Times when we undervalue ourselves and the power of our voice.

Do you ever look back and think about the wonderful women in your life who have given you that gentle nudge to dream bigger, achieve more and take risks? When I do, I’m particularly grateful. Most of the time, all it took was a suggestion. “Why don’t you…” “You could…..” “I know you can do it…..” Those words were all needed at the time -  to cut through the doubts, the second guesses and nagging rationale. Someone to believe in me and remind me of a bigger vision.

So when I heard the panelists expressing such encouraging sentiment at DPCON12, I smiled. Yes mum bloggers, you are worth more than that. Not only are you worth more than a freebie, but you have so very much to offer. There are many opportunities ahead of you. Choose the ones that make your heart leap and keep you dreaming. In other words, value thyself. Because even if you don’t know it, so many others do.

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  • http://miscmum.com Karen (miscmum)

    YES!! :)
    Karen (miscmum) recently posted..On #DPCON12 and Directions, both Personal and Professional

  • http://www.crashtestmummy.com.au Laney @ Crash Test Mummy

    So very true! Sometimes all you need to do is ask. We shouldn’t take all opportunities at face value. Look a little closer, dig a little deeper and find the value for yourself.
    Laney @ Crash Test Mummy recently posted..$5000 for you and a “Truck and Trip” for me!

    • wonderwebby

      Yes! You make a great point Laney…that sometimes we take those opportunities at face value, when there could be more in it that we could ever begin to imagine…

  • http://www.newlifeontheroad.com/ Lisa wood

    Oh wow that is very powerful. I have done product reviews and book reviews without a second thought – and have even done a self development program review for free. Now I am going to think twice about what I say yes to..unless I value myself and my readers.
    It was amazing to learn so much from the Digital Parents conference – we sure have a lot of influence and its about time we realised that :)
    Cheers
    Lisa
    Lisa wood recently posted..Monday Travelling Blogger Featured at New Life on the Road

    • wonderwebby

      yay Lisa! Dream big :)

  • Mrs Woog

    Ken oath! Ps you write like an angel xxx

    • wonderwebby

      awww thanks Mrs Woog!