5 Misconceptions of Bloggers

July 5, 2018 in - 2 min read

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.

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  • officialosi September 16, 2018 at

    Makes perfect sense

  • sophiaaaxo July 25, 2018 at

    This was sooo interesting to read because a lot of people do think these things. So accurate! I think it was a great post and I loved reading it! “Bloggers have all the time in the world” – I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH HOURS IN THE DAY FOR WHAT I NEED TO DO HAHA! x

    Sophia xo

    • Mbalenhle August 15, 2018 at

      We are struggling just like the rest of the people, or maybe worse. Lol. Thanks for stopping by sis

  • Bryan Fagan July 25, 2018 at

    Nuts! Why didn’t I think of this??? 🙂

    Excellent topic and so true. I post twice a week and now, with my first draft in the mix, it’s an interesting balancing. For most of us, as long as it’s fun we’ll do it. You are obviously having a great time and it shows.


    • Mbalenhle August 15, 2018 at

      Thank you so much for reading Bryan, haha we are going through the most as bloggers but we seem to have the biggest smiles on earth

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  • Nicculent July 21, 2018 at

    Love all of these, so true!Especially the one about bloggers having a lot of time and living amazing lives.

  • crazywriterof6 July 14, 2018 at

    I so wish I could make money off of my writing, lol…

  • Rotimi Elijah July 13, 2018 at

    Amazing post

  • Haha I WISH all of these were true 😛

  • crucialnotes July 11, 2018 at

    Informative✌thanks for sharing here

  • 3C Style July 9, 2018 at

    Nice, simply very nice.

  • Deborah Tayloe July 8, 2018 at

    What an accurate picture you have painted.

  • Melodious* July 6, 2018 at

    That GIF on the money paragraph has me in fits of laughter!!!! If only they knew. I loved reading this article and I smiled so hard at some points.

    • Mbalenhle July 9, 2018 at

      😂His facial expression kills me! Lol. I’m glad you enjoyed the post, hopefully non-bloggers learnt something about us 🌼

  • SimpleSerenity July 6, 2018 at

    Love this post girl, it’s so true. You spoke the truth here, no one knows what blogging is before you try it for yourself. xx

    • Mbalenhle July 9, 2018 at

      Thank you so much Azra💕! If only people knew what a job this is, they would stop thinking that blogging is easy💫

  • Joan Akob July 5, 2018 at

    That money part 😂😂. If only they know sis. What we spend on data monthly, just to bring good content. And the freebie part only works if a blogger really markets themselves as someone worth gifting something to. Otherwise you will wait for a freebie till kingdom come 😂. And then I’m just noticing, your post post is appearing with 4 grids once again like all blog posts used to before WordPress changed things to just one lame boring cover image. Did you have to do anything for the 4 grids to appear? I want my posts to go back to this original layout 😭😭😭😭

    • Mbalenhle July 9, 2018 at

      Joan, the data!!😂 We need to be saved because it’s not just used on posting but promoting our work on social media too🙈😄! We need a Bloggers’ sim card😂!

      Can I tell you that I myself don’t know how it’s happening. Lol. Maybe it’s because I haven’t updated my app. Honestly, I have no idea sis🙈

  • Divine July 5, 2018 at

    This is so true 😄 I can relate to that. Thanks for educating people. Great post

    • Mbalenhle July 9, 2018 at

      They had to know that it’s really not a walk in the park😅

  • seaofwordsx July 5, 2018 at

    Loves this post! So true! ❤👌 Blogging is hard work but we make time for it. I also agree that every blogger turn a bad experience into a lesson and make a beautiful post about it.

    • Mbalenhle July 9, 2018 at

      That’s really one of the main things I love about bloggers – so much positivity 💕! Thanks for reading 💫

  • migueltio July 5, 2018 at

    Love this! Big hugs!!

  • writeyourdestiny11 July 5, 2018 at

    Fantastic post. The misconceptions you mentioned happen and I love that you wrote about it. Thank you.

    • Mbalenhle July 9, 2018 at

      And thank you too for stopping by 🤗

  • Rêveuse July 4, 2018 at

    Great post

  • Innocent Mujuni July 4, 2018 at

    So true.. Thank you 😊

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