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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