Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Guest Post | 4 Common Misconceptions of Blogging | #IrishBlogCollab


I ended up working with Lara also for this week's #Irishblogcollab post. We both wrote about the same topic. The both of us needed to iron out some wrinkles. I really enjoyed working with her on this one! Check out her fantastic blog, The Love Song of Fashion.

What is blogging? According to a dictionary it is:

“blogging [verb ♢ blaw-ging]
1) to express or write about a topic on a blog
2) to maintain or add new enteries to a blog” 

In today's world, blogging has become a popular medium for people to share their opinions on things that they like or dislike – whether it be products, controversial topics, whatever! I've recenty gotten into blogging and so far I'm really enjoying myself but I can't help but stumble across a number of certain beliefs that people have in relation to bloggers.


BLOGGERS ARE LOADED WITH FREEBIES: 
Oh good gracious me, if I took a shot for every statement I've read about bloggers – in particular beauty bloggers and fashion bloggers like myself – I'd honestly be on the floor. This is so NOT true. I know you are all going to say “Well no shhhh Lara, you only started, obviously you're not going to get any free stuff” but I know of bloggers that didn't start receiving so-called “blogger mail” until their 3rd year of blogging! So yeah, not all bloggers are blessed with mailboxes full to the brim with free stuff from companies.

BLOGGING IS EASY:
No, no, no, no, no, no, NO IT IS NOT. Blogging isn't just about “ah sure, just write a little bit down and set the timer on your camera to take pictures”. Believe it or not, it actually is a long process. It takes a while to write a post because you got to write it, make sure it sounds right, spellcheck, spellcheck again ammend. With pictures, you have to make sure that the lighting it just right and that the picture isn't blurry. Oh and guess what? When you finish doing up a post, that isn't the end of it! You gotta get your fingers ready for posting links up on every social media you can in order to get your post out there. So when you think you're done, PSYCH! YOU'RE NOT!

ALL BLOGGERS SPEND RIDICULOUS AMOUNTS OF MONEY ON EXPENSIVE STUFF:
Not true AT ALL. It may look like we do but in reality, they were either given to us as presents or bought as a once off thing, I mean, guuurl, have you not heard of “treat yo'self” ?

BLOGGERS ARE FULL OF THEMSELVES:
Wow. Just because we may blog about aspects of our lives or take a large amount of pictures of ourselves does not mean we are self-obsessed. Honestly, I'm probably one of the most insecure person you know and I take a lot of OOTD photos. That's because I want the focus to be on my outfit, the beautiful patterns and the way the colours harmonise NOT my face or body. So far, bloggers I've talked to are some of the most humble people I have ever met. Hats off to all you gals and garçons!


I know there's a hell of a load of other conceptions floating about but that's all that was in my head. Have you heard these before or any other myths? What's the weirdest conception you've heard? Let me know in the comments! 

#IRISHBLOGCOLLABLADIES

Marie - The Beaut Mum
Maeve - Thrift O'Clock

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