Initially, blogging involved a personal web log, in which a person would write about their day to day activity but it has since metamorphosed into something way bigger than a daily journal. Blogging has transcended a lot of peoples expectations in this millennial age. Dreams are becoming realities, goals are being achieved and people are making a fortune out of a side hustle/ full-time job which started as an interest. A lot of millennials have taken to blogging over the last few years seeing the prospects in this industry and the hard work is paying off gradually.
But I recently realised that a lot of people have preconceived ideas and notions about blogging and what it stands for. Relatively new bloggers and not so blown bloggers ideas/contents are being downplayed and I feel angry about this. Below I will be sharing Myths about blogging, Facts about blogging and the reasons why I am blogging;
Blogging is a child’s play.
Bloggers are trying to show off themselves so they can probably have a man who sees their pictures and try to shoot his shot.
Bloggers are fake people trying to create a particular image of themselves online.
Bloggers have terrible photo editing skills.
Bloggers are lazy people.
Bloggers aren’t people to be taken seriously that’s why some will say you are a blogger and put lol right behind it (what exactly is funny).
Bloggers spend hours trying to create content that will be read up in minutes.
Blogging is not a lazy man’s outlet to feel like he or she belongs.
Blogging is a job if taken seriously.
Blogging is as mentally tasking as any other job that requires you to think.
Anybody can be a blogger but you have to be ready to put in work.
Bloggers don’t have to go to a tertiary institution to learn about blogging, you can learn as you go.
The more a blogger writes, the more they become better at writing.
Not all bloggers are making a lot of money from their blogs, some just make a few bucks or even nothing.
Bloggers are not Journalists but Journalists can be bloggers
WHY I DO IT.
Blogging helps me hone my skills; Relocating and having to start life again, I found myself in an organisation where my skills are being underutilised, so blogging helps me stay on top of my game.
Blogging makes me connect with people I will ordinary not talk to because of my bashful nature.
My blog is a safe place for me. I randomly read through all the posts I have written and try to connect with my readers.
Blogging has made me become a better creative writer/content creator.
Blogging has created opportunities that I will never have imagined come my way.
Blogging gives me a reason to always rush home every Sunday afternoon/evening to create content.
I blog to share things that excite me, my latest discoveries, adventures, style, ideas and lots more.
Blogging has given me a sense of belonging.
Blogging keeps me occupied.
There you have it. I hope I have been able to address a lot of notions and preconceived idea(s) about blogging. And by the way, anybody can be a blogger so far they are ready to put work(s) into their blog to achieve their desired result.
Did I raise any issue that concerns you as a blogger/reader? Do you think issues like these should be addressed more often? Let me know your thoughts?