Blogger friends – have you had the “look”. The one your friends give you when you say that you blog? The look that says, “Oh bless her.”; “Wow, that’s gunna be crap.” and, “She’s one of them!” all in one go? I tried to replicate it to put a photo up, but I looked like I was slightly delusional, so I decided against it!
You’re either reading this because you are a blogger, or are intrigued about the life of a blogger. There is a definite perception and sometimes judgement cast upon bloggers, especially the parenting or “mummy” kind. But why?!
I’ve been blogging now for about 9 months and I love it more and more every day. But I’m still embarrassed to tell people about my hobby. If people mention they have read a post, I always feel a bit shy; however, if I find myself in a situation where I’m talking about blogging I feel even more self conscious. I’ve had a variation of responses, some positive, the majority negative. It’s almost like, as a blogger, you are perceived as an embarrassing “try-hard” that will never succeed. The other common misconception is that you either do it for the free stuff or you get paid loads to blog.
I can tell you now, neither of those statements are true.
I don’t get a wage, and I definitely do not get free stuff, when it takes you hours to write a post to review an item you can’t really say the item was “free” can you?
All other bloggers would agree with this – you can’t live off your blog unless it is amazingly successful. Even then, it’s known that the only way to live off blogging is to do freelance writing for other websites.
Why are bloggers seen as “lesser beings”? We are writing for a hobby, because we enjoy being creative. It is no different from people that do crafts for creativity.
Fellow bloggers, how do your friends and family react when you tell them about your blog?
If you fancy leaving comment, please do, they always make my day!