Today’s post is all about the myths and facts about blogging! There are so many myths out there and I thought I would share some of the ones I have come across in the last three years of blogging! I may turn this into a series where I debunk some myths about University and other things. Let me know below if that is something you guys are interested in!
Myth 1: We all know Zoella
I don’t know how many people have asked me and other bloggers this but I can tell you, it’s a lot. We don’t know Zoella, some of us might but they may have a bigger following than us but no, we don’t know her. She’s a blogger as well but doesn’t mean we know EVERYONE in the blogging community!
Myth 2: You need an expensive camera
A DSLR is definitely a plus for blog photography but if you have a good phone camera, it can work till you can afford to get a decent camera. The above photo was taken on an iPhone 6s so it’s all about how you take the photo and if it’s not blurry, it means you did a good job!
Myth 3: It’s an easy way to earn money
If you blog because you want to earn money or think it is an easy way to earn money, you are really wrong. It isn’t just a simple money solution, building up a brand is hard and then you have to get brand deals, sponsored posts and all jazz. It takes time, effort, blood, sweat and tears. Money doesn’t just land in your bank account once you starting posting on your blog.
Myth 4: You need to learn and use code
If you know how to code, great but it isn’t essential. Themes run with code and it is useful to know how to use code to help with loading of your site but it isn’t essential. You don’t ever have to learn to code for your blog.
Myth 5: You need to post every day to get a following
I used to think this, I must post every day for people to keep reading my posts but this is the most false thing I have ever heard. I post 3 times a week and that helps me come up with new ideas but my subscribers also know when I post and I don’t bombard them. If you post every day, that’s amazing and I am envious but it doesn’t mean that the people who post every couple of days don’t have a good following.
Myth 6: You don’t learn much from blogging
You may think this is true but in the 3 years I have been blogging, I have learnt how to write better, take flat lay photos and just improve the way I come across to people. It also helps when you need to post on social media, I know the right tags and things to get to the right audience that I want. You can learn even more from blogging, it isn’t just one thing.
Myth 7: You have to have a niche
Having a niche is good and it helps when you want to collaborate with brands but it isn’t essential. You can write about anything and your followers will read and hopefully like what you write. I do have a few topics I write about and my niche is Lifestyle but it doesn’t mean I do better with my blog. You don’t have to have a niche to succeed.
Have you heard any other blogging myths that you debunked?
Till Next Time