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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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,