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Podcast: Getting Real About Professional Craft Blogging, with Haley Pierson-Cox
All images in this post from Haley Pierson-Cox, used with permission.
I meet a lot of crafters who have a similar dream: to start up a craft blog, and then turn that blog into some kind of creative career. And I applaud this dream – it was certainly my dream too! But I also think there's a lot of mythology out there about this being an easy path to fame and paychecks. Well, it really isn't, and if anything, it's becoming a tougher path every year. It's not impossible to turn a blog into a living! It's just that the process doesn't look like most people think it does.
This is why I wanted to interview a real, live professional craft blogger about the ins and outs of this career path. Haley Pierson-Cox has been a professional craft blogger for several years now. She writes for a number of large craft sites, and she maintains her own blog, The Zen of Making. I watched her start her pro-blogging career, and I continue to watch her grow and develop it.
I like Haley's crafting style, and the attention to detail she brings to the process of blogging. She and I had a very frank conversation about what it's really like to be a professional craft blogger, and I hope it will be helpful to you if you're contemplating this path for the new year.
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