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5 things, non-bloggers don’t understand

 

Hello everyone,

I’ve now been blogging for more or less 5 months. And during this time, I learned that many people, the non-bloggers, don’t totally get what blogging really means. That’s why, without wanting to insult any of my beloved non-blogger-readers, I thought I could turn this into a post and have a chat with all my fellow bloggers about the misconceptions that come up! And here we go!

 

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It’s more than just writing

I think that’s the biggest untruth people think about blogging. They think, all we’re doing is to scribble a few words about a product or an outfit, to then simply press publish and voilà.

Well, my dear friends, it’s so much more than that. The whole process of running a blog demands many qualities.

Beginning with creative post ideas, taking pictures, writing a post, designing the website, and promoting our work. That’sa lot to do and anyone who is some sort of content-creator will know that.

I’m not complaining though, in my opinion, this variety of creative tasks is why I love blogging so much!

 

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It takes time!

Honestly, even I can’t still believe how much time blogging takes. It’s not something that you do half an hour a day or so. It’s part of your lifestyle, a consistent part of your day and summed up you spent (or at least I do) a freaking big amount of time with it. I think, often I don’t even realize it, since only thinking about post ideas in school can already be seen as blogging-time.

For me it has become so natural to spent a lot of time with this hobby, but often I get asked why I’m blogging again?! And I’m just thinking, why again? It’s rather that I’m still working on my blog!

 

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Blogging isn’t about getting famous

There’s this misconception that we all want to become professional, super famous and well known internet personality. Yes, we want to build a community of readers, we want people to read our posts and our blog to look great! And eventually, some of us really choose to do it professionally and become really successful and famous.

But that’s not why we’re doing it. We have all our personal reasons, but mostly we simply enjoy writing, photography or sharing our thoughts. We love to interact with people all over the world. We want to have our own little corner in the world wide web. We want to be heard.

The numbers, the fame, it’s not what we’re looking for. Otherwise, the blogosphere would be a sad place in my opinion. And look around, it certainly isn’t at all!

 

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You really meet real people

Only because it’s virtual, it doesn’t mean that the conversations you have with someone else, don’t count. Only because it’s virtual, it doesn’t mean that the people you interact with, aren’t real people. Only because you met people on the internet, it doesn’t mean you didn’t meet.

I can understand that it can be difficult to understand that deep relations are made over the internet, but come on, non-bloggers, we’re all really getting on well with each other and I can assure you, we’re real!

 

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Blogging has the highest priority

So, this might be the one, any non-bloggers really can’t understand. And you know what? I think they have the right to do so.

A blog is a really personal thing and it becomes something so precious to you, that you don’t care how late in the evening it is, when you still have to finish writing tomorrow’s post. It’s just more important, than this one hour of sleep. Because for you, your blog, your baby, has the highest priority and nobody can stop from acting like that!

 

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With that, I come to the end of my post. For my dear non-blogger readers, I hope you could get a little insight to the blogosphere! For my dear fellow bloggers, let me know if you have anything to add and if you agree with me! Whoever you are, I hope you enjoyed this post and I’ll see you then next time!

I’m out and about,

elena

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74 thoughts on “5 things, non-bloggers don’t understand”

  1. This is so accurate! I have experienced every single one of the situations you described. Often you have to explain people that they’re wrong with their assumptions on blogging. We don’t blog because we want fame, we want to connect with other bloggers and share our passion of photography or writing! I love your post! xx Friederike

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  2. I completely agree. It’s a totally different world in here. What I love the most is that I get to meet new people everyday from all around the world. I can read as much as like about anything and everything! Blogging is fun!

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  3. I loved this post so much!! I can agree with everything you said. I have an internet friend which I met last year for the first time and now she studies near where I live. This is just such an amazing thing. Xx

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  4. Love this post! Blogging takes time and effort but it’s so rewarding when you start to gain a readership and you know people are enjoying your blog! Keep it up girl, your blog is amazing and such great quality, i cannot believe you’ve only been working on it for 5 months!! xx

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    1. Aww, thank you so so much for this lovely comment. You just made my day! I think it’s amazing how we all really try to give our best and put passion into our blogs! It’s so nice to see the outcome! ❤ Have a great day!

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  5. Agree with all of these!! I think it is quite hard to understand how it can be such a high priority, but it’s like anything you’re passionate about – you’re going to want to spend as much time as you can doing it! Fab post! X

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  6. Wow. I agree with every single one of these! Especially about how blogging is not all about getting famous. There are so many videos and posts online about how to start making money from blogging as soon as you start your blog, which frustrates me! Yes, it really is nice to make money from blogging, but if you’re only starting your blog to earn some extra money, what is the point?!

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    1. Exactly, it makes me both sad and angry to see, that someone’s only blogging to be famous or make themself rich. One can tell that they’re not wholeheartily onto it and it’s just getting annyoing! Thank you for commenting, dear!

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  7. Great post! Thank you for this✨ everything you said is so true. I still don’t think some would ever understand. It’s more than writing and easy money. There’s planning involved, hours of reading and engaging. We come here and tell our stories, share our interests, our beliefs, vent, and heals each other. I’ve met some great bloggers on here and though we haven’t met in person that makes no difference. We’re not trying to find our soulmates or anything lol.

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  8. Nice post, Elena! I 100% agree with you! People don’t understand how I can cram blogging into my activities. But even though it takes time, it also doesn’t cost me energy. It even gives me energy, because I love it so much. There is something so alluring and fun about writing down your thoughts. During the day, I’m constantly checking my make up and jotting down words so that I know what to write on my blog. It’s about being creative, creating content that resonates with you as a person! And for that, I just love blogging. If I could make a living with this, that’d be great! But if I wouldn’t, I’d just be happy continuing it, because talking with readers is on another level than people you know in your daily life. When someone reads your posts, it’s because they’re genuinely interested in the topic. So you get to go deeper into that subject… xoxo Sarah

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    1. First of all, thank you so much for this amazing comment and secondly, it’s exactly what I mean to say. Blogging is a lifestyle and it’s a journey, that couldn’t be more inspiring and fun! Without it, I think my life would be so boring! I actually have no idea, what I was doing before in all that time? But thank you very much for the nice feedback! ❤

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  9. Yes! You are completely right! It’s hard work and we don’t do it to become rich or to be famous. I have mentioned I blog to a few people at work and once I share my blog they slowly start to realize why I’m always thinking about it. It’s a lot of work! But I love it and I’m so happy I started blogging 😀

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  10. I totally agree with you! It takes so much planning and work before one even starts writing and adding photos! A blogger simply sees all this work as fun and so worth it to have the freedom to do what we want with our pages. Nice work on this post! 🙂

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  11. You hit the nail on the head with this one!!!! 🙂 All true. Blogging can consume you sometimes and balancing everyday life and the deadlines you set for yourself can be challenge especially if you’re in that zone of getting that post just where you want it – it’s hard to walk away. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  12. This is awesome! Yes blogging is WAY more than just writing! I really love a blog with good photography and it takes a LONG TIME to take and edit pictures before posting! I agree about meeting people too, it actually is one of my favorite parts! I was lucky enough to meet up with a blogger who I chat online with locally and it was a lot of fun!

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  13. I agree and relate so much! Since there are so many comments and here seems a good place to express my recent feelings, I have few things to share with you.
    – When I start my blog for a month, I already join affiliate network and put some links on my blog home page since I think it is better to put it out at the beginning and my followers won’t feel strange if I suddenly pop an affiliate link. It is easier for me to start relationship with brands I shop and love for so many years too.
    -Anyway, here is the story: few weeks ago, a lady kindly send me an email asking blogging and other questions. I type a super long reply to answer her questions and mainly tell her that if blogging is not her passion, don’t do it. (She mention that she doesn’t like writing. Me in my mind: Why blog? XD) She ask me how much I made from my blog, and when I told her I made $0, she disappear and never reply XD XD
    Seriously, I don’t know why people think Blogging = Free Money? I think earning is a bonus for our hard work and funds to write more and better contents. I love meeting more people and sharing my loves. I also love writing poor grammar long ass paragraphs like what I am doing now! XD

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing this story! This lady was so rude! I honestly have no idea either, where this misconception that bloggers make tons of money comes from. Of all bloggers in thsi world, there is a really tiny amount that actually can live from it! Oh well, I think I ‘ll never understand how someone can do it only for the money, but thank for commenting, lovely!

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      1. Thank you for reading my comment too ❤ I haven't see any full-time blogger/vlogger do all these for money. I just recommend her getting into Instagram since it has less writing XD XD

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  14. This is all extremely accurate and definitely captures all of the concepts that non-bloggers don’t understand about blogging. If blogging isn’t a passion of somebody’s they definitely shouldn’t be a blogger. Money has little to do with blogging, unlike most think. Either way, I loved this post! The realization that all of these things are so relatable was really interesting.
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  15. Found you through Rosinalee, and I love this post! It’s so true; it’s not all about the followers and the likes. And yes, it takes me hours to write a blog post sometimes. Sharing this on Pinterest!

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