Here I’m going to talk about 5 myths behind blogging. The things everyone thinks happens from day one of blogging, the misconceptions, the first thoughts that go through peoples heads when I tell them I have the blog. The 5 harsh truths of what blogging really is… past awesome!
Success does not come from day one
I feel like I’m a good example of this. 2 years on and I still don’t feel like I’ve found it. My following growth has been a slow and organic process of years of hard work. I’ve learnt so much and made so many mistakes that if I came at it now, I feel like I would have grown so much faster… but that’s the joy of hindsight… Also, linked to this. It’s unlikely going to be a career for a long time
You won’t get free products straight away
I get the odd thing here or there, but it’s a fairly rare occurrence and it’s usually brands you’ve never heard of. This really shouldn’t be the reason you get into this, otherwise it’ll show… and it’ll show hard. But we all know it would be a great bonus. And it just doesn’t happen for some time!
It’s hard work
I feel like I’ve touched on this in blog posts before. Blogging is hard work. It takes time, dedication, a lot of learning and just a lot of your personal blood, sweat and tears. Don’t let this put you off, it’s rewarding, it’s fun and I love it. But there’s no denying this s**t takes work.
ok, I know it really shouldn’t be. But, you feel the need to buy new things to talk about, get new equipment to make your photos look better, purchase a domain name, pay your WordPress subscription… all of it. And, realistically, you can get pretty far without spending a penny. But.. let’s face it. It’s a bit of an investment.
You do learn A LOT
I know it’s kind of like a humanity subject by the fact that most the things you learn are soft skills and more transferable skills than like learning how to build an aeroplane or something. But still, you do learn a lot. And a lot of really random things you never knew you needed to know.
Do you agree? or do you have other things to add to this list?
19 thoughts on “The Truth of Blogging”
It is sooo hard, sometimes your creatives juices are flowing, and sometimes they just aren’t. I truly just enjoy blogging and I’ve done it on and off for almost 10 years now. Thanks for sharing :-)))
wow 10 years! makes my 2 seem so short 😛 and I know, it’s soo hard! but I love it 🙂 x
Totally agree with your 5 points, and I would add that blogging takes dedication!! In order to grow a community, you need to blog regularly and be active on WordPress and social media. It is time-consuming, but so fun!! -xox-
It really is fun though 🙂 otherwise there’d be no point doing it! 😛 xx
Totally agree with everything here! It takes so much hard work, and I think some people definitely under estimate it xx
Hannah | luxuryblush
I think me dad thinks I just write something here or there on the web and call it a hobby 😛 haha! xx
I totally agree with all your points and it’s so hard work and time consuming, but it’s all worth it. Xx
Exactly! Plus, you feel like you are very much part of a community 🙂 x
I definitely agree with you! I’ve been personally blogging for a year now, and still don’t feel absolutely happy with my work – it takes a lot of time and dedication until you find you thing. 🙂
Only a year?! I feel like you’ve been at it a lot longer than that!haha
Well a year and a couple of months haha
How time travels… 😛
I do agree with all your points. Just need to think of blogging as passion and not as a way of money making. Great post 👌
Perfectly put! and thanks 🙂
You’re welcome 🙂
I agree so much with this post! I slightly shudder to think of the amount I’ve spent on my blog (directly and indirectly) over the years!
Jasmine Talks Beauty
I kinda tuck it away and try not to think about it… haha!
These are some great points! Blogging is definitely hard work no one really understands all the hours we spend on content. It’s also expensive!
Candice | NatalyaAmour.com
The expense is the real shock! D: