Myths People Say About Bloggers

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Oh there are so many things that people tend to think about bloggers and do you know what? Most of them are completely untrue. I’ve been blogging on thecurvaceousvegan.com for almost 2 years, and it has been 2 of the most fabulous years and I’ve been so lucky to get some of the most fabulous opportunities! The thing is there are a lot of lies that get told about bloggers and I honestly am not going to sit there and let people sit there and lie about something that I am incredibly passionate about. So are you ready to see the light on the myths that plague the blogging world?

1. All bloggers are millionaires

Oh if only this were true right? There are a lot of high profile bloggers that make a good amount money from blogging Zoella and Tanya Burr to name 2 and all power to them because let’s be honest if you work hard and you reap the rewards, why shouldn’t you be earning? A lot of us do have the opportunity to earn money from it not millions but a little added extra to help.

2. All bloggers are in it for free products

No no no no no. Products are a fabulous bonus to blogging, I genuinely started to share my voice with the world, not to get free products, however it just started happening and I got some amazing opportunities with some incredible brands that wanted to work with me and I took them up on it!

3. Being a blogger is easy

Wooaaaah if you actually saw the work that went into every blog post you would honestly change the way you thought about it, I mean honestly. You can take photo after photo of a product and absolutely hate the photo set up, then you try and test the products and then you write the blog post up, it’s not as straight forward as you think!

4. People become bloggers because they don’t have real friends

I actually got told this a few months ago, and it hurt my feelings so much. I have friends on the outside world, but I love my blogger friends too. Just because we want to share our voice online doesn’t mean that we don’t have friends. I am quite shy sometimes but that is until I get to know you, but that is just me!

5. Google+ isn’t worth using

I use Google+ all the time for my blogging and it is so good for my blog, I feel like it opens up so many avenues for me and people who might not necessarily read my blog previously!

6. The only thing bloggers do is run a blog.

Oh dear if only people knew. I schedule tweets every week that takes at least a few hours, then it is blog post writing, photographing, brainstorming blog posts and then there are blog chats in the evening to reach out to other bloggers, it isn’t as easy as people think!

Have any myths that I missed out? Leave your response in the comments!
Love Amie 2016

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14 Comments

  1. 12/11/2016 / 9:09 am

    I loved this Amie! I’ve been faced with all of these recently – people asking me why it takes so much of my time (“like, can’t you just write shorter posts/type quicker?”) and how much free stuff I get.

    I’ve been thinking about Google+ for a while. I’ve completely ignored it because I have no idea how to use it and have been happy with my traffic from Twitter and Facebook but it’s about time I looked into it!

    Dani x | flourishingfreelancer.com | brighteyedandbewildered.com

  2. 12/11/2016 / 4:33 pm

    Loved this post as it is sooo true, a lot of people don’t understand what goes into blogging and the effort it takes, especially when you have your own full time job with your blog on the side, it’s hard!!
    gillmclaughlin.com

  3. 13/11/2016 / 11:50 am

    Fabulous post!! Everything you said I 100% agree with! I am a new blogger (under 6 months) and I blog because I love to write and share my thoughts with the world. Long my blogging rule 🙂 xo

    http://www.hayleyloves.uk

  4. 13/11/2016 / 11:51 am

    This is all 110% true! Blogging isn’t as easy as everyone seems and it’s so annoying when other people just thing that we sit and write about our favourite lipstick or pair of jeans. We put the hard work in so we should grab every opportunity we have, whether that is getting something to review or being paid £35 for a link in a post 🙂 xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

  5. 13/11/2016 / 7:23 pm

    Such a great post!

  6. 13/11/2016 / 8:04 pm

    This is a really good post! Lots of myths in here, there are soon many generalisations in blogging, yes some people are in it for the free products but there greater majority are definitely not! Fab post!xx

    http://www.honeypotblogs.com

  7. 13/11/2016 / 11:11 pm

    Couldn’t agree more with your points. Blogging is basically a full time job with so much to do. So if you work full time too it becomes even more difficult to do all the blog stuff but people out there do it! Bloggers are genuine people who put in so much hard work and support the blogging community.

  8. 14/11/2016 / 7:16 pm

    YES! I hate when people think blogging is easy or that we’re all Zoellas. It’s a real job, and like with any other job, you have to work your way up to being that successful!

  9. 15/11/2016 / 12:55 am

    This post is so so true! The ones that annoy me the most though are ‘thinking that we’re all mini zoella’s’ and ‘blogging just for the free products’ I blog because i genuinely enjoy, so anything that comes with it, is an added bonus. I really enjoyed readomg this! 🙂

    Heather Xx
    100waysto30.co.uk

  10. 20/11/2016 / 1:42 am

    This is spot on. I’ve had people who actually know me ask “why do you spend so much time blogging instead of with us”. I think if they knew the amount of time I actually put into my posts, they would understand. Then on top of blogging, you MUST keep up with all of your social media accounts. Whether you are making money or not, blogging is a job and I have a full-time job already. It makes for an interesting life, but I wouldn’t trade my blog for anything in this world!

  11. 01/12/2016 / 5:50 pm

    People don’t understand what they don’t do and can speak of blogging derisively. All this: 100% myths. Especially with blogging because you don’t have “real friends.” I blog because my IRL friends aren’t super interested in some of the things I like, but there exists a community in the internet that does!

    Alyse (J.X.L.) ▲ Lumière & Lens

  12. Naomi Rowan
    10/12/2016 / 11:14 am

    What a great post! Some people ask in person about the free products, but I guess it’s understandable that they see that as an exciting part. It is exciting, but because it feels like a rewarded for the hard work you put in!

    Have you written anything about Google plus? I have never attempted it and have no idea of the first steps to take, or the benefit it can have!