The Truth About Blogging

The Truth About Blogging

Since I’ve started blogging on a consistent basis (it’s been over 18 months now) blogging has taught me many things along the journey. Blogging isn’t always what it seems to be on the surface to other people who maybe don’t blog. For this blog post, I decided to ‘spill the tea’, letting you into the truth about blogging and what blogging has taught me.

Blogging isn’t as easy as it seems.

There’s so much more to blogging than writing a post and hitting the publish button. You have to come up with content ideas, writing the blog post, editing, taking photos as well as promoting the post and managing multiple social media accounts.

Getting free products doesn’t happen straight away.

A big misconception about blogging is that you get free products easily from brands to review and so on, but this just isn’t the case. First of all, it takes time to build a following in order to be noticed by brands in the first place.

It’s not easy to make money from blogging.

If you start a blog in order to make ‘easy’ money then you’re doing it for the wrong reasons. I don’t personally earn any money whatsoever from my blog but if I was to I know that it would take a lot of hard work. As a blogger a lot of the time you may also have to seek opportunities for yourself and your blog. Reaching out to brands as a small blogger can be quite scary in itself.

Blogging success doesn’t happen quick and easy.

Whether you’re a full-time blogger or you blog on the side, I’m the latter, blogging is time-consuming and takes a lot of dedication and hard work in order to keep it up. In order to build your blog and your presence within the blogging community, it takes time, determination and hard work. You also have to be consistent with your posts and be active on social media.

Managing multiple social media accounts alongside your blog isn’t easy.

Having social media alongside your blog really does help to support and promote your blog and I don’t think I would be where I am without it. But having multiple social media accounts for it can be difficult to keep up with, no matter how much I enjoy it. It’s time-consuming, to say the least!

What has blogging taught you throughout the process?


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35 thoughts on “The Truth About Blogging

  1. I have found that if I’m just wanting to get more likes, comments and followers then yes, it’s truly time consuming. I’m pretty new to all this myself and what I love doing is actually just the writing and also the reading of other blogs. But this month I’ve moved house, and am on holiday so it’s not been so easy to fit it into my routine and the likes and follows have dropped off. Thankfully I’m not overly worried, I just don’t want people to think I’ve fallen off the edge of the planet! I must admit though that I love it when people comment … it makes my day! I loved your post as it was wonderfully honest. Thanks 😀

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  2. I have been working with blogs for almost 10 years, and it took me about 3 years to conquer my space. But I can tell you that I’m happy with my work!

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  3. I agree! It’s so rewarding after you’ve put a blog post up and people are actually reading them and commenting and getting involved. It’s like all the edits and photograph and re drafts finally make it worth the while, Love this post! 😁 happy blogging 🦋💻

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  4. Loved this post to be honest 😊 I’ve been blogging for 8 months now and it’s far tougher than I imagined. I’ve got to grips with everything now but I always tell new people to prepare for a tough time and to expect days where they struggle a lot with content

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  5. Agree with each and every! “Blogging isn’t as easy as it seems” – this is something no one actually believes until they try … lol I guess in these recent years it´s all twice complicated, cause there are so many bloggers out there, and you really need to work like crazy to stand out!

    Anna /

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  6. I totally agree with this! 💖Blogging is so much harder than it looks! I never realised how much time I would spend on twitter either he he 🙈. It’s so true that blogging success doesn’t happen instantly, it’s a slow process of time and effort. Just gotta be persistent 💕. Great post Ashleigh 😘 xx
    Bexa |


  7. I agree with every single point you made! Especially about the social media accounts and everything else that goes into writing a post and managing a blog. To me, writing a post is the easiest thing, but then promoting that post and your blog in general is very time consuming! btw, I looked through some of your posts and decided to give you a follow! xo


  8. I totally agree with you about these blogging truths! I kind of look at people funny whenever they think they can become a successful blogger overnight or it’s so easy… It takes time and effort! Blogging has taught me to be patient and it’s very important to support each other! Kind of the reason why I like to exchange comments – respect is a two-way street :).


  9. Yes to all of these! I had someone ask me how to make money from a blog and how to get free products because they wanted to start one and that’s why they wanted one. It is a bit frustrating when people assume it’s an easy way to quit your job and get rich!


  10. Thank you for this! I just started my blog as well (wisdom, rants, etc. on dealing with anxiety). Your post also helps to keep in perspective about why someone becomes a writer,


  11. Totally agree! I’ve been blogging on and off for two years. I’ve just started back this week and in it for the long run now, but all these points are so true. My biggest trouble is having a voice on social media since the blogging community is so large! But, I wouldn’t change blogging for the world I love it! Great post hun c


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