The Perks of Being a Blogger

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Two years ago I decided to start a blog. I know this might sound cliché — but blogging has truly changed my life, and my career. Little did I know that being a blogger would come with so many exciting perks. Continue reading to learn more…


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People often ask me what the perks are of being a blogger, and while there are many to list, one always comes first: Meeting fellow bloggers from all over the world. I’ve had several opportunities to meet with fellow bloggers I admire in person (some of them leading to real friendships). Last weekend was one of these wonderful opportunities again. I met up, and worked with Bella, blogger behind She is from Canada, and came to visit Chicago. And let me tell you: She’s a sweetheart. Bella is as bubbly and beautiful as her Instagram feed.

So, yes, the perks of being a blogger are meeting like-minded people who encourage and support one another. Being a blogger can be very competitive, so, it’s even more special when this isn’t the case and you actually support one another.

How about you?! Have you met with fellow bloggers, and if so, what was your experience like? Do tell, by commenting below!

As always, thanks much for reading and have a wonderful Monday!

Much love.





  1. June 20, 2016 / 1:02 AM

    I totally agree with you Vanessa, since I became a blogger so many good things have happened! Loving the outfit dear ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great day!

    My Vogue Style |

  2. June 20, 2016 / 1:23 AM

    Happy Monday beautifu! I couldn’t agree with you more Vanessa! Getting to make many wonderful blogger friends is probably one of the best perks of being a blogger. I do hope we get to meet in the near future. It would be so fantastic to spend an afternoon with you.
    Hope you have a great week.

    xo, jackie

    • June 20, 2016 / 9:42 AM

      Jackie, my heart! It really would be! Hoping we get to meet one day! XO

    • June 20, 2016 / 9:44 AM

      You have to come visit Chicago and I would love to come to Hong Kong too! I heard so many great things about your city!!!

  3. June 20, 2016 / 1:35 AM

    At the beginning of my blogging I was very fixated on numbers! Now I notice that I find it more and more important to ,,chat,, with other bloggers and to read their oppinion. Numbers aren t that important anymore, that gives blogging a real warm feeling! Great blouse you are wearing!

    • June 20, 2016 / 9:45 AM

      Hopefully next year I will return to London and if I do we will definitely have to meet up! xx

  4. June 20, 2016 / 4:05 AM

    Bella is such a beauty!! Blogging has it’s amazing perks but meeting other bloggers is one of the best perks if you asking me.I love the shoes and the blue tops, you blog look gorgeous and I will head to her site asap! Have a great and productive week dear friend!

  5. June 20, 2016 / 4:32 AM

    You are right, is so interesting to meet blogger from every part of the world! You look amazing as always!!
    Kisses! F.
    Un bacione! F.

    La Civetta Stilosa

  6. Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine
    June 20, 2016 / 5:31 AM

    Precious ladies right there. LOVE that top with the white pants..spectacular!! I am planning a meet up with several bloggers in Toronto next year and in 2018 we are planning a blogging conference in CHICAGO. You know you will be on the invite list my sweet friend. Of course, living only 2 hours from Chicago I hope to meet young day before then. Have a joyous day beautiful friend!!

    • June 20, 2016 / 9:41 AM

      Andrea, definitely count me in! How fun is that?! Love the idea of a blogging conference!

  7. June 20, 2016 / 5:38 AM

    Wow ! You looks so gorgeous on this photos ! And happy. I really love the combination of colors.
    Hope you will have a great day.

    • June 20, 2016 / 9:40 AM

      Marie, thank you! That’s so sweet of you!

  8. June 20, 2016 / 6:00 AM

    Love that you had this fun meet up! I adore your OTS top these wedges are everything! I have not met up with many bloggers as of yet but there are couple that I have become close to and we have had conversations on the phone. I need a private plane to meet everyone! Lol! Hopefully you and I can meet up one day. ๐Ÿ™‚ XO

    • June 20, 2016 / 9:40 AM

      Kathrine, we totally need to meet up one day!!

  9. June 20, 2016 / 6:47 AM

    happy monday gorgeous <3 I hope you have a wonderful start into the new week and enjoy it <3 You look beautiful in that summer look and it looks so fabulous on you <3 I'm so happy that you can now call yourself full time blogger because you totally deserve it and you make a great job with whatwouldvwear <3 Ich hoffe dein weiterer weg wird genauso wunderbar sein und dass du all deine ziele und trรคume verwirklichst <3

    • June 20, 2016 / 9:39 AM

      Du bist ein Schatz, Honia! Bin so froh, dass wir uns gefunden haben! HDL

    • June 20, 2016 / 9:39 AM

      Thank you, B! Hope we get to meet one day too!

  10. June 20, 2016 / 7:27 AM

    I completely agree! I’ve gotten a chance to meet wonderful women through blogging that I would have never met if I didn’t start my blog. Hopefully we will get a chance to meet one day!

    Have a great week!

    xO – Steph

  11. June 20, 2016 / 8:06 AM

    I absolutely agree with you! I love that as well as being a creative outlet, my blog has helped me come into contact with like-minded people all around the world!

  12. June 20, 2016 / 8:24 AM

    I recently got to meet a few other bloggers is San Antonio and it was SO nice to talk to someone who just gets what you’ve been doing and has gone through all of the same struggles. It definitely makes you feel better about what you’re doing! You look so beautiful and so happy in these photos! I love it ๐Ÿ™‚
    PS. I think you’d really like my most recent post! It’s a fun one!

    XO, Maci

  13. June 20, 2016 / 8:54 AM

    I will for sure, check-out Bella’s site & it is always great to meet up with fellow bloggers and build insta/blog related friendships!
    Happy First Day of Summer, Vanessa & I also enjoyed your ‘beauty favorites’ post as well!

    • June 20, 2016 / 9:36 AM

      Thanks, Katelyn! You are always so sweet!! Appreciate the love and support!

  14. June 20, 2016 / 9:10 AM

    I couldn’t agree with you more, Vanessa! We have such a wonderful community of bloggers, and it’s even more fun when you can meet in person! Also, super cute top and perfect with the braid. Loved seeing the braid on Snapchat over the weekend and can’t wait for the tutorial! Have a wonderful start to the week!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

    • June 20, 2016 / 9:35 AM

      Rachel, I know you would agree with me! You are the best! Hope we get to meet one day too!

  15. June 20, 2016 / 9:13 AM

    One I love this look and two it was so lovely meeting you!! You are so sweet and kind and a great person!!!!! sending you love <3

    • June 20, 2016 / 9:35 AM

      Bella, likewise! So lovely that we got to meet in person! xx

  16. June 20, 2016 / 9:35 AM

    Thanks for sharing your experience dear. What I love about being a blogger is getting so much love from readers and making a small loving community with fellow bloggers ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Tamara
    June 20, 2016 / 9:45 AM

    You gals are twinning in blue!! Meeting fellow bloggers is always great, as you can share tips and tricks and inspire each other!


    Tamara –

  18. Heidi
    June 20, 2016 / 11:34 AM

    I couldn’t agree more and feel so lucky to be able to count you as one of the most beautiful and genuine people I have met!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  19. June 20, 2016 / 11:49 AM

    Making blogger friends has to be my favorite thing as well! They get it! hahaha Great outfit and thank you commenting on my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

    Life is just Rosie

  20. June 20, 2016 / 12:25 PM

    I agree with you 100% you meet such amazing people from blogging! making blogging friends are some of the most rewarding relationships I have! You look so pretty also! LOVING the off the shoulder top!

  21. June 20, 2016 / 12:29 PM

    I haven’t gotten to meet any of my blogger friends in person yet! I was able to meet a few of my favorite YouTubers at the vegan festival I went to, though, and they were just wonderful to talk to! I hope that we get a chance to meet one day, V!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  22. June 20, 2016 / 12:40 PM

    Aw, such a darling post, V!! First of all, you look gorgeous in the baby blue and white! So summery! And I love that hairdo… pretty braid!

    It’s awesome that you are opening up about how it’s great to make blogger friends. I’ve had the opportunity to do so recently, too! And It’s great to have the support and friendship… So grateful! We still need to meet for coffee, I’ll make sure to reach out via email so we can set something up!!

    All the Cute ?
    Today’s Post: Floral Swing Tank

  23. June 20, 2016 / 12:42 PM

    Dear V., you are a sweetheart, so meeting another one, how cool is that? I am sure you two had a great time together, so lovely that you two were able to meet! True, it’s so competitive, I don’t know why some people don’t like to support each other/ I did meet some bloggers and some were really amazing, while others were what you said, so competitive… and I refuse to be so ๐Ÿ™‚ You look wonderful, such a beautiful top! Hugs and regards,

  24. June 20, 2016 / 12:59 PM

    First off, you look absolutely beautiful in blue, Vanessa! I adore how you combined your blue blouse with a pair of white skinnies and camel wedges, so pretty! I also love your lipstick color, too! That’s wonderful that you were able to meet up with Bella in person, it’s always great meeting people you’ve been following and supporting online in person, it just makes the relationship that much more real! I’ve met a few bloggers in person as well and it’s always great to talk with someone who gets it. I couldn’t agree more about the support over competitiveness. I feel that when one of us grows in success, we all do as well because that person may have created an opening that wasn’t there before, which will eventually benefit the whole blogging community; we all need each other! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are off to a wonderful start to your week so far!



  25. Alma Moda Aldia
    June 20, 2016 / 12:59 PM

    Hola Vanessa, es un look fresco y con un estilo muy bonito. Estรกs muy guapa con el color azul. Un beso y feliz semana.

  26. June 20, 2016 / 1:33 PM

    Definitely lots of perks! I finally had the pleasure of meeting fellow bloggers in person this year and loved it. Now I’m itching to collaborate more…it’s a super fun way to get out from behind the computer screen. Love these gorgeous pics!! And love the blog you mentioned! I wasn’t following her yet, but her bog and instagram look amazing. Have a lovely week, Vanessa!:)


  27. June 20, 2016 / 1:42 PM

    I feel the same way as you 1000%!! Blogging is life changing and the community here is so uplifting and wonderful! I love that you met up with another blogger and I know we keep saying this but seriously lady, when are we going to get together already!??! I mean, we both live in the Chi!! We must make it a priority this summer please!!

    Xox Dana Ivy //

  28. Amy Arnold
    June 20, 2016 / 2:44 PM

    So fun! I love meeting others bloggers too! I still want to make a Chicago trip. Love your white and blue.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  29. June 20, 2016 / 2:46 PM

    You look amazing as always! It’s so nice to meet bloggers who share the same “passion”! I would have loved to meet meet when you were in Paris! You should come back!!

  30. June 20, 2016 / 3:19 PM

    I agree! I love meeting fellow bloggers. There’s something about hanging around people who have the same drive and passion as you. I’ve been meeting with some local bloggers here in Vegas and can’t wait to meet even more on Saturday! Let me know if you’re ever in Las Vegas. I’d love to meet you in person!

    Love, Lindsey

  31. June 20, 2016 / 4:17 PM

    I couldn’t agree more about meeting fellow bloggers who share similar things that aren’t even blog related . Blogging has also made me appreciate other cultures and cities I haven’t even been to . Going to check out her blog and IG page . You look chic in blue and those wedoes are pretty.

  32. June 20, 2016 / 7:37 PM

    One of the best things about blogging is the community. When you hit if off with someone you initially met over the Internet, it’s amazing. I have experienced this numerous times and it never gets old. I am hopeful to make it out to Chicago one of these days so we can connect.

    Love your outfit Vanessa and the off the shoulder trend. So gorg!

  33. June 20, 2016 / 8:36 PM

    So lovely!!!
    Also, I’m loving your top!!! You look amazing!

  34. June 21, 2016 / 12:36 AM

    Honestly when I saw the title of this post, I thought you were going to saying something about getting free items as perk of blogger. But I’m pleasantly surprised with your point, meeting and connecting with bloggers around the world has definitely go to be one blogging perk. I have great experiences meeting bloggers who turn to beauties helpful in giving tips and pointing me in the right direction when blogging.
    Princess Audu

  35. June 21, 2016 / 6:37 AM

    You both look stunning in this pic. Meeting fellow bloggers is definitely one of the best parts of blogging. Hope you are having great day beautie.

  36. June 21, 2016 / 7:40 AM

    I’m glad you had a great time with Bella!

    And, yes, meeting other supportive, genuine bloggers is definitely a huge perk of being a blogger. I started my blog seven years ago with a healthy living focus and have met quite a few bloggers over the years. One of them has become a close friend, and I’ve stayed in touch with quite a few even though they are not blogging anymore (and I changed the focus of my blog). Just the other day I got a comment and email from a former blogger. We started reading each others’ blogs back in 2009. It’s great to stay connected with people for years and through life changes.

    Andreaโ€™s Wellness Notes

  37. June 21, 2016 / 7:40 AM

    Awww you’re definitely the sweetest, V! I hope to meet you in person someday! Love your outfit and your braid is so cute! Hope you are having a great week so far ๐Ÿ™‚ xo, Vivian

  38. June 21, 2016 / 9:13 AM

    Such a lovely post and you both look gorgeous!
    I haven’t met up with any bloggers yet unfortunately, but there are a couple I have got to,know quite well and we have met up ‘virtually’, thanks to Skype. I would love to meet up with more of my fellow bloggers though and hopefully I may meet up with you one day!
    Julia xx

  39. June 21, 2016 / 9:42 AM

    great post hun
    and I totally agree with you.The ability to make new friends through blogging is one of the biggest perk to me to
    makes me feel like I’m not only. I hope to meet some of the great people That I follow there blogging one being you one day.

  40. Marta
    June 21, 2016 / 3:02 PM

    Hi Vanessa, I totally agree that meeting fellow bloggers and like-minded people has been the best perk of blogging and you my friend are one of those blessings to me!! You are one of those people that bring joy wherever you go and I’m so very thankful to have met you through blogging and hope to meet you in person one day too! I LOVE this look so much, perfect from head to toe and your hair is just beautiful! Love you<3

  41. June 22, 2016 / 1:38 PM

    This is Millennium Park, right? I took some pictures here when I visited Chicago too! Such a great spot! ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx freshfizzle

  42. June 22, 2016 / 9:23 PM

    I agree, meeting women from around the world you relate to and have so much in common with is such an amazing experience! What other hobby/job (depending on where one is in their blogging career) offers so much daily interaction with truly talented and amazing individuals?

  43. June 28, 2016 / 11:11 AM

    It has been such an amazing journey! I am so happy I found you a few years ago I never would have thought that these blogging friends would turn into such great friends and supporters. ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. July 4, 2016 / 9:43 AM

    This is so true. There’s a blogger here in London, who I have developed a friendship with. I hope to meet her one day.

    Mich x

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