You are one tweet any from a huge press drop…That what the blogging industry has become in 2018. A lot of this misconception of this industry comes from social media and brands. I had conversions with other bloggers about the industry how they constantly have to defend their line of work. There are a lot of misconceptions about blogging but these four came up more often. 

Now let’s get into them


IT’S AN AD SO IT IS A LIE

A lot of bloggers have received a tweet or an email from a follower accusing them of lying that they don’t use the product in question and that its an AD. Well for me personally most of my content the ….reviews, in particular, I brought those products with my own money.T he minutes someone sees a brand you tagged like your Instagram post they assume its spooned. If you see #ad on any post on Instagram trust me there was Weeks if not months of work go into the initial concept, the research and the development of the collaboration. There is a certain level of trust when a brand wants to collaboration with you. So not all post are paid for.

BLOGGING IS SO EASY

It is an endless battle having to defend your career.Man, it looks easy yes It does when you are outside looking in. I blog part time which means the time I have off I have to work on my blog, YouTube and be consistent on all social media platforms.T here are no off days. The blogger business model itself seems simple, there is so much more to it that you don’t see. We’re the stylist, the makeup artist, the editor, the videographer, writer, web-designer, PR and social media manager among everything else. I have a 9-5 job so it’s not a walk in the park. 

LIFE IS PERFECT

Now I have been so inconsistent of late.No actually the whole year I have had my foot in the door and not all in.L life happens and in the mids of that, it can be a bit of a challenge to keep up with everything.I like for me I checked out a couple of times on this blog well because of life. My life is far from perfection we are all guilty of showing the good parts of our lives.I have had more bad months the good this year …but we are not perfect.

I CAN PLEASE EVERYONE

This is a hard pill to swallow for the people pleaser in me. Having direct messenger from follower some telling you they don’t like have you now editing your pictures on IG to the product you reviewed.I have found that its good to listen to your audience but not give creation control. will always listen to productive feedback on my content.

And there you have it …There are more but these are the most I have had to explain a million times over the years.Are you a blogger ..What are the misconceptions that you deal with comment down below.

 

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