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!
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