A father and son in Australia are now sharing their first steps to becoming a full-time blogger, as they navigate the growing trend of online blogging.
As a dad, Nick has been blogging since he was a teenager and has been using his platform to share stories about his family’s struggles.
His father was a teacher at a local primary school and his mother was an art teacher.
“My dad taught my mum, she was a great teacher, but she wasn’t that creative, so she was always looking after the arts,” he said.
“So I started writing as soon as I was 12, because I knew she could write.”
In his early 20s, Nick began working as a graphic designer, but decided to start blogging for his family as well.
“I started off with the arts and the music and I thought I would do that forever, but I was wrong,” he recalled.
“By the time I was 28 I was blogging and my mum would be like, ‘What are you doing now?’
And I was like, Oh, I’m just doing this blog.”
After the birth of his second child, he decided to become a full time blogger, but was shocked by the number of people asking him to stop.
“The internet is so big, so it’s easy to get lost in it and that’s something that I was afraid of, but now I feel so free,” he joked.
“It’s definitely a great way to be a dad.”
He says the blogging platform has become a huge part of his life, and he feels the support of his community has helped him keep going.
“Some of my friends on social media have said, ‘Yeah, but how are you going to keep up?'” he said with a laugh.
“That’s a good question because I don’t really know.
I haven’t really found out how I’m going to maintain this thing.”‘
It’s an amazing thing to grow up with’The boys have started to make a name for themselves and Nick has seen the positive impact they are having on their community.
“We have been able to grow in our local community, and it’s been great,” he laughed.
“There are so many people who know our family, and I feel really lucky that I’m able to be here and to get to know my friends.”
For the kids who don’t have a family, there are a lot of amazing people around who are just so open to sharing their stories and their thoughts, and really caring about their kids and their family.
“He is confident that by sharing his blog, he will help his community grow in a positive way.”
People are very excited about this.
I think it’s an awesome thing to do, but it’s also something that’s been really positive for us,” he added.”
As far as what we can do to support the local businesses, the local arts community, the music community, all the people who are out there working to make this a place that everyone can be proud of.”‘
I’m not just doing it for the money’For some people, the blogging trend is a bit of a novelty.”
You get to hear all about it and it can be very exciting,” Nick said.
But he is not one of them.”
Not at all,” he admitted.”
No, I think I’ve done it for my own personal satisfaction, because it’s really hard to make ends meet when you’re in a very tight financial situation, especially in this time of financial crisis.
“If I didn’t do it, I would be doing it anyway, but you know what, that’s my choice, I have to make it.”
He said he feels very lucky to be able to keep his blogging platform running at the moment.
“Having this platform is amazing, it’s a great thing to be around,” he explained.
“A lot of the people that are doing this, they’re really passionate about it, they really like to share it, and that really helps.”
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