3 Blogging Myths

Saturday, 6 February 2016
Blogging is easy, said no blogger ever, but the amount of times I've heard non bloggers talk about blogging as an easy hobby is somewhat incredible. So today I decided to compile my top three blogging myths, (saving the rest for another post!)

Blogging Myths

  1. Bloggers get loads of freebies!
    I'm pretty sure this is one of the first things people say to me when I admit to them that I blog. 'How much free stuff do you get?' well, I don't blog for free stuff. Getting asked if I'd like to try a product every now and then is a perk of blogging yes, but I make sure it's right for my readers and also me. Also the times I've been asked if I'd like to try a really irrelevant study or showcase a gift guide that doesn't feature mainly beauty isn't helpful.

  2. Blogging isn't time consuming!
    This one shocks me so much; blogging isn't time consuming!? If I totalled up how much time I spend a week on my blog they would be amazed. Just off the top of my head I know I spend time planning, writing, scheduling tweets, researching, taking blog and Instagram photos, researching and trialing products; if that's all now not time consuming well I really am confused.

  3. Anyone can start a blog, it's easy!
    For the most part, yes, anyone can start a blog, but that's not the difficult part. The difficult part is the sustaining and growing of that blog. If you want to grow your blog you can't just write a post and hope it will go viral. The internet rarely works like that. Instead you have to promote posts, make blogging friends, partake in chats, comment on blogs, all whilst continuing to post. It's not easy, but if you make a go of it, it can be really rewarding!

Can anyone else relate to these blogging myths? Don't get me wrong I love blogging, but it does ruffle my feathers a little when people underestimate the lengths bloggers go to for their blogs, (standing on a table to get the perfect flat lay anyone?)



25 comments:

  1. I definitely agree with these blogging myths.It is very time consuming and your have to plan and write every single post you publish.

    Sonam - http://fashtasticflare.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I have a content calendar for blogging, this has to be updated and then I actually have to write the post, take photos, it's so time consuming, like a job really xx

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  2. I agree with you, especially on the time consuming part. Blogging takes up so much of my free time but when I mention it to someone, they think that doing my make up would take longer!

    Franzi. x // [http://franzizzy.blogspot.com/]

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    1. I won't lie I can take an age with my makeup but blogging will always take longer!xx

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  3. This post was so relatable!! I hate how people just always assume that blogging is for the free stuff, if anything I find gaining followers and comments on my posts far more rewarding than a free blusher or bracelet. Blogging is definitely very time consuming, being a full time uni student it can be quite hard to balance the two but it's so rewarding when I do. I applaud anyone who also blogs full time, for me that would be too uncertain income wise and must take a lot of hard work to sustain a living!

    Toni x
    www.clarkecouture.co.uk

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    1. I'm glad you could relate. Comments are always so nice and like you say full time blogging is scary!xx

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  4. Totally agree, I haven't had freebies for ages and I'm just glad to be back writing, but I had completely forgotten how much time it takes up - it's most definitely time consuming x
    Sweet Dreams

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    1. It is time consuming but I find it's really worth it xx

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  5. What I do find easy about it is that you Can always do it - I just put the blogger app on my phone so I can keep working on my ideas even if I only have a few minutes when I'm between classes or just out and about. If you care about doing well then you will put the effort in, I know from experience.
    xxoBeka

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    1. That is a good thing definitely. but some people just don't understand the effort that goes in to posts and photography xx

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  6. LOVE this post! Definitely time consuming, a full time job on its own! And I agree on the freebies as well- they are a nice perk, but I often turn offers down. I mean, an umbrella? A colon cleanse...???? Lol!

    beauxbeautyblog.com

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    1. I can see an umbrella being more useful...xx

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  7. I agree with all of these! Blogging is so time consuming and growth just doesn't happen over night. It's hard work. But so rewarding when it all pays off. Lovely genuine and honest post to read x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Agree with these so much!
    Alicia :)
    http://bambidreaming.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hahaha people just don't 'get' blogging!xx

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  9. Totally agree with this! I think that you only know how much hard work it is once you actually have a blog of your own. I spend hours a day on my blog, whether it's writting posts, promoting content, taking photos, editting photos, replying to comments. it's a huge commitment and you have to really love what you do aswell! Especially if you want your blog to grow into something big one day.

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    1. Yeah, I spend loads of time on my blog, it's my hobby, people just don't understand xx

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  10. Completely agree with these! I have a strong dislike for anyone who thinks it's easy and could do it themselves. Would love to see them try ha!
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    missbeautyemily.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'd ask them to try and guest post but I'd be afraid of what mess would appear after 5 minutes of work!xx

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  11. All of these is spot on! I started my blog a year ago and I get so many messages from people asking me to get 'free stuff' and I think most are shocked my my answer haha! I must admit I'm struggling with growing my blog. It has grown so much in 12 months but now i need to interact with bloggers which I find hard as I'm such an awkward person haha!

    chloedanielle.co.uk -xo

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    1. People asking for free stuff is the worst. Growing my blog took aages I've been blogging for about 3 years I think at it's been growing at a snails pace, but it's getting there!xx

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  12. If I had £1 for everytime I heard "it can't take up that much time" or "you've been working on that for ages, how are you not done yet?!" (after all of 10 minutes) I'd own my own collection of islands by now! I agree with all of these.

    Maxine, xo
    http://maxinewhitneyy.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Yes we totally agree with ALL of these! The amount of time is crazy! I love it and it's so worth it!

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    1. Crazy amount of time but as you say it is so worth it!xx

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