Being a blogger is wonderful. I love being able to write and take photographs and have it actually mean something. Blogging is not my job. I have a full time job and do blogging as a hobby. However, some people believe that blogging is just something easy to do to pass the time. Even though mine is only a hobby, I can still see that some people do not take it seriously. Here are some misconceptions about bloggers.
All your free time is spent at events
Let me tell you straight up that this is rubbish. Yes, some people get invited to loads of events but loads of us don’t. Also, even if there are events it does not always mean that you will get invited or can go for free. Some of them you need to pay for yourself.
Bloggers are braggers
Well yes, some bloggers might be. However if you are paid to promote a product, or are given free products in exchange for a review then you need to share that with people. It doesn’t make you a bragger. It means you are doing your job.
Bloggers lives are easy
Just because it might look like they spend all of their free time at launches, or travelling to far off places it does not mean that a bloggers life is easy. It just means that they only show you these parts of their lives and they don’t show you when they’re sitting on the couch writing and editing photos.
But everyone is a blogger these days
While it is true that there are a lot of bloggers out there, there are also a lot of doctors, lawyers, accountants – does that mean that you shouldn’t follow that path if that is your dream? How about we let anyone who wants to be a blogger be one?
It’s an easy job
No, it’s not. Blogging takes hours of hard work. you need to write and edit posts. You also need to take photos, edit those and upload them. It can honestly take hours to finish just one post. It is not an easy job.
It’s an easy way to make money
Some people think that you can just write a few words, slap a picture on it and make money. No, that’s not quite how it works. You need to work incredibly hard to be able to make money with your blog. It does not just happen.
You can’t make any money
This is on the flip side of the above point. Some people actually make quite a lot of money from blogging. For some people this is their full time job – as in they wake up every day and work on their blog instead of actually going into an office. You can definitely make money from it and it is certainly a real job.
You get loads of free things
It is true that some people get loads of free things. However, there are loads of people that don’t. Also, just because someone gets free things it does not mean that they are actually free. Most of the time you still need to write posts, or share your thoughts on the product.
Obviously I am not aiming this post at anyone in particular. I just wanted to share some of the misconceptions that people seem to have about bloggers.
If you are not a blogger then did you have any of these misconceptions about bloggers? If you are a blogger then are there any other misconceptions about bloggers that you want to share? Let me know in the comments below!