The blogging life isn’t what you might think it is if you are not a blogger. Before I started blogging, I used to have multiple ideas on what a blogger really is based on what I saw on social media and from reading some blogs. Also, whenever you tell someone that you are a blogger, there’s usually a short ‘judging’ silence before the question, “Oh, so what do you blog about?” So I have summed up the main myths people have about bloggers and corrected them…
1. Bloggers live amazing lives
Not all bloggers are actually privileged enough to afford travelling around the world, we make the most out of what we already have and we are always seeking adventures and more knowledge. Bloggers can turn a sad, tragic story into a happy one with a lesson attached to it because we are always trying to see good in everything and staying positive helps us overcome any situation.
2. Bloggers earn a lot of money from blogging
Haha. Trust me, we spend more money on our blogs than what we actually receive from things like GoogleAds. You can make a living off blogging but wow you would have to work super hard – throw yourself out there, spend a lot of time in front of your PC, watch all the YouTube videos in the world, approach companies to pitch your ideas and be a master at accepting rejection. It’s a lot of admin but it could be worth it in the long run.
3. Bloggers know everything
What? No, bloggers are very outspoken people with open minds. We are experimental and inquisitive beings who always want to learn something new, explore, document our activities and experiences then share it with the world.
4. Bloggers just receive free things
Yes, in most cases we are approached by companies to do a review or promote their product however, sometimes it’s just a matter of shooting your shot and hoping to score by emailing the company you want to work with and hope they like the idea of collaborating with you.
5. Bloggers have all the time in the world
There are bloggers who post 3 or 4 times a week and some who post every day of the week but it’s not that we have too much time in our hands. If you love something or someone you always try and make time for them, right? Same thing applies with bloggers and blogging, whether they are a student while working part-time and raising kids, they still manage to make time for their blog.
I hope now you are enlightened a bit more about what it’s like to be a blogger. If these myths have been holding you back from starting you own blog, I have proven them wrong for you now so go ahead and start your sharing and learning journey and enjoy.
That’s it for now,