When I tell people I’m a blogger, they usually are very interested. This is probably because they have no idea what a blog actually is or what a blogger actually does. Others think this means I’m internet-famous (LOL), I make a ton of money or I’m a loser who writes an online diary. So I’m here to bust just a few of the common myths about bloggers that I see and hear often.
We are full of ourselves
People think that because we post photos of ourselves (whether it’s a fashion blogger posting an outfit post or a lifestyle blogger posting photos of last weekend’s wedding), we must be so full of ourselves. If we write anything positive about ourselves, we are seen as arrogant. When we post DIY, recipe or advice posts, we clearly think our opinions are superior. While some bloggers might fall into those categories, I know that I don’t. I’m just as insecure with myself as anyone else, and I certainly don’t blog because I think my life is awesome. In fact, my blog is full of self-induced humor and posts about things that suck, too (in addition to the positive things).
Blogging is easy
Yes, anyone can write their thoughts and post them online, but it takes a lot of time, knowledge and skills to be a good blogger. I used my background in writing and interest in fashion and beauty to start my blog. I taught myself HTML, Photoshop and WordPress and utilized my SEO skills from my day job. I devote a few hours a day to my blog. Although it’s a hobby for me, but I also see it as a side job.
All bloggers are rich
Yes, a lot of bloggers buy their Michael Kors bags with their mommy and daddy’s money (or in some cases, their husband’s!) The rest of us, myself included, are posting outfits from stores like Target and Forever21. People also think we make a ton of money from our blogs. Yes, some big bloggers do make a considerable amount of income- but those are only a select few. Getting thousands of page views a month doesn’t necessarily merit a large amount of income.
What are some myths you have/had about bloggers? Or that others had about you as a blogger?