These days, everyone wants to stick their two penneth in about bloggers. It’s bound to happen when just about everyone and their grandma has a blog. You put yourself out there and people have an opinion, which is only natural. Anyhoo, these are 5 of the common misconceptions I think a lot of people (myself included) come up with about us blogging folk.
1. Life is glamorous.
I guess even I think this from time to time. You see bloggers going to all these fancy-schmancy events and think life is all parties, cocktails and cupcakes with a brand name on. Yep, partly so. If it’s got a mini buffet and a photo booth bloggers are going to be mad for it. I rarely get the chance to go to events, but when I do I’ll definitely be overkilling it on social with glamorous pictures. It is all rather fun, but there’s a lot of completely un-glamorous stuff too. Will I be letting everyone know when I’ve been out taking blog pictures and stood in doggy do-do? NOPE.
2. Bloggers are all really confident.
It’s not really surprising that people assume you’ll be full of it when you post hundreds of pictures of yourself on the Internet being all posey-mc-poserson. Am I in real life the person I am on my blog? Probably not. In real life we’re not all super confident. I used to be mega shy before blogging and I’m still hugely socially awkward (I end up swearing a lot and I mumble.. brilliant). I can’t stand being the centre of attention and wouldn’t want people to analyse me in real life the way they do on here, but I think the virtual world makes it a lot easier to be confident. For me, blogging was initially an easy way to have the confidence to say what I wanted to say and be who I wanted to be. Keyboard warriors are a good example.. are they going to tell you you’ve got crap hair in real life? Doubt it.
3. It’s all about the money.
When bloggers have free makeup coming out of their armpits and enough Triangl bikinis to last them the next 10 years of holidays I can understand thinking this. Most bloggers started blogging for nothing and still continue to blog whether it’s making them a huge wage or not. Yeah, it might be a nice little bonus but I’d say for the majority of bloggers it’s not the be all and end all. Blogging is still my little hobby, not a way for me to be rolling about in a bed of money.
4. Blogging is easy peasy.
Ohmerrrgahhhd it ain’t. The times I’ve spent getting annoyed that the lighting has fudged up every shot or that I’m pulling some ridonkulous goofball face that’s ruined the perfect picture. It’s not just a case of taking a few snaps.. there are photography problems and trying to edit things right and having broken WIFI at the end of it all. I don’t want this to sound too ‘First World Problems’ (pop your violins away folks).. It is a lot easier when you enjoy it, but it’s definitely not simple.
5. Bloggers are obsessed with appearance.
All bloggers are bothered about is lipstick and how how they look in high waisted trousers and having the perfect ombre hair style.. No. I might like a good selfie but I’m also totally okay with heading to ASDA in ugly sweatpants looking like death warmed up.
So, they’re my 5 most common misconceptions. This is kind of different for me but I like this sort of chatty thing. Hopefully at least some of you out there can relate!