Face it. Everyone has an opinion of bloggers/blogging. I recently picked up on a few bloggers annoyed about a particular blogger chat. They pretty much had every reason to be, as the questions lacked logical reasoning.
Heres a fun fact to brighten your day: blogging helps people. No, really: there is a clear link between sane people and literature. Writing your thoughts and fears down helps you gain clarity about your goals. Which, in turn helps you reach them.
What of these misconceptions?
Apart from the jealousy and solipsism, there are a high number of misconceptions about bloggers/blogging. Regardless of these misconceptions, the individuals involved probably crave one thing: attention. Starve the hogs of it. It is best to not acknowledge their meaningless existence. And, treat them like general household rubbish – bin worthy. Im messing.
Here are a few general (extreme) blogging misconceptions:
1. Bloggers only show you their sugar-coated lives
Oh shit I forgot we had a table last sat, I will remember to blog about it next time ;). You Jelly?
If this was a game of cheat, I would have called it straightaway. Yes, there are bloggers who show positivity. But, if you were to clear the dust off your spectacles and actually look: there are a ton of bloggers who tend to cover deep personal issues. Constant negativity is frowned upon in modern society. Thus, positivity is admired. Instagram is riddled with sugar-coated pics, but who honestly cares? I know I don’t.
2. They’re only blogging for money and freebies
Macbook air I bought last month: it was definitely free as I received it in the post (what ever)!
I have seen this one floating around a few times. There are a few bloggers whom use their blog as their main source of income. However, I doubt that this was one of the main incentives when creating the blog in the first place. If a blogger can monetise off their hard work, they deserve a pat on the back. Not all items featured on a blog are freebies!
3. They are only blogging for fame
Damn, typing that out was annoying. Many bloggers actually enjoy writing, and actually dream of a writing career. There are also bloggers whom are actually interested in the subjects they are writing about. Fame can follow for a few lucky ones, however this mainly comes from Vlogging.
4. Bloggers are social recluses
I admire bloggers that can blog, and still keep their social lives intact. Its hard, but that statement should be ridiculed. Blogging actually takes time, and forces a blogger to go out more often to actually find great content. Check any lifestyle blog (apart from mine), and you will probably say the complete opposite to that incoherent statement.
5. Bloggers are just unemployed bums
A lot of bloggers tend to use their platform as a means of penetrating a set market. If you hadn’t noticed, the job market is saturated with graduates. It takes dedication to blog. And, it is a means for a person to distinguish themselves over the general rabble! Nevertheless, many bloggers are working or studying full time, and actually blog in their spare time.
Anyway thanks for reading, if you blog do not be dissuaded from fickle minded individuals. Keep up the good work! Feel free to comment and say what the most deluded and ignorant comment you’ve overheard people say about bloggers? Also check my further posts on my men’s lifestyle blog