Things to Be Thankful for as a Blogger and a Freelancer

give thanksWith holiday season in full swing now, I’ve decided to take a look back at all the wonderful things that do exist for bloggers and freelancers as well as some of the perks of the job(s). Here’s what I’m thankful for as a writer, a blogger, and a freelancer:

WordPress: If you haven’t realized by now, I love WordPress for all my blogging and publishing needs, and don’t know what I would do if I had to use another platform for my personal blog.

ProBlogger: One of the best resources for bloggers, including great freelance opportunities, too!

Great Communities: There’s great communities of mom bloggers, female bloggers, fitness bloggers, dance bloggers, etc. out their that I’m thankful to be a part of and be supported by, whether they are formal or informal groups!

Elf4Health: A community of health bloggers that’s going to help get me through this holiday!

Social Media: Sure, social media gets my posts read, but I also love the sense of community it creates. I also love that I can use it as a sounding board to get story ideas and get questions I needed answered quickly by some of those communities I mentioned above!

Bloglovin’: Keeps all of my blogs that I read in one easy place so I don’t miss any of them and so I can catch up on reading them whenever I need to!

Tweetbot: If you manage more than one account on Twitter, than you need this app! It makes switching between them super easy and makes it easy to mute people as well as easily view lists you have created on Twitter.

Editorial Calendars: I like to have a plan and keep organized, and an editorial calendar does the job!

Autosave Feature: For when my fingers somehow manage to slip and I manage to accidentally delete half of an important post (which may or may not have happened while writing this…)

AP Style: For giving me a quick and easy guide for grammar and style editing, both in personal work and freelance pieces! 

Girl Develop It: Seriously, I’ve learned so much from this organization, and I can’t wait to take more classes from them next year!

Time off: I worked the first two days of this week (normally I work Tuesday and Thursday) and now I get the rest of the week off! I’ve taken a break from publishing content this week on my blog too, so I can have more time to spend with my loved ones.

What makes you thankful as a blogger or freelancer?

About Carson Derrow

My name is Carson Derrow I'm an entrepreneur, professional blogger, and marketer from Arkansas. I've been writing for startups and small businesses since 2012. I share the latest business news, tools, resources, and marketing tips to help startups and small businesses to grow their business.


  1. thanks for the elf4health love!

  2. What a great list! I’ve been meaning to get my blog on bloglovin! Must do that today!

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