5 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT BEING A BLOGGER

 Hello Lovelies! Today on the blog I’m talking more about this prevalent topic bloggers out there have talked about and still talking about and I ’m positive majority of them can relate to these misconceptions of being a blogger, most especially being a style/fashion blogger. We are perceived differently, that we have closet full of fashion clothes, blogging is easy and so on. Anyways, let’s get straight to the point shall we. Down below are the few misconceptions people have about Style/Fashion bloggers and bloggers in General.
 1.    BLOGGING IS EASY AND A FUN HOBBY
You wish! I actually don’t blame you if you think that way because, I thought so too before I started blogging and now that I’m a blogger I just have to give it to all consistent bloggers out there, because this is HARD WORK! Especially when you have to edit your pictures yourself, keep up with comments, check out other bloggers site, write content for your blog and not just your blog but write articles for advertisers, companies we are partnering with, reply emails. I even know most bloggers who take their pictures themselves, and the list keeps going. That’s why there aren’t many consistent bloggers out there because it’s just not as easy as we make it seem, there are so many brainstorming, research, strategy, hustle behind the scenes we don’t show Y’all. We work extremely hard to have a successful blog because unsuccessful blog results to little or no revenue. Coming from a blogger, this is hard work, we work round the clock and we get new readers everyday so we work extremely hard to make sure our readers stay consistent. Blogging isn't just centered in our life we still have other life activities to attend to, like school, work, relationships and so on, so, please respect our work and don’t think it’s easy or it’s fun (most days it is but the rest it’s just work) 
 2.    BLOGGERS RECEIVE FREE THINGS
Let’s clear this: When companies send us things to review, it is in no way considered free why? It’s because we are obliged to create a content based on that product, write article not just on the product but for the company in general and make sure it’s being reviewed to their satisfaction, make sure it’s approved by them and then they can proceed to sending you more free products whatever it may be. Either way, it's a win win task. So receiving things from companies is a hassle and can be hard work. We sometimes decline because there are certain rules you have to follow to actually get those free things. So sweet heart is never considered free, we work for them; if they were free don’t you think everyone will have free clothes and all? Nothing is free in this life you have to work for it.
 3.    BLOGGERS ARE RICH AND IT’S EASY TO MAKE MONEY BLOGGING
Okay first, if you are a blogger reading this and you are making a lot of money please email me at jamesbenita43@yahoo.com  or DM me on Instagram I just want to talk business with you that’s all. Where was I, oh yeah, you said making money as a blogger is easy, hahaha don’t be fooled. It’s not close to easy, it takes time and yes sometimes advertisers get their ads paid on successful blogs, we get paid for an article but they are not hard cash like the way You tubers get paid which is unfair. We get little which if you pile up and not touch can do something for you otherwise it’s just a decent amount of money and not real cash unless you are a famous blogger (sorry famous bloggers who shall remain nameless). If you want to make money blogging, have a year or two dedicated to it, grow your audience, because income is based on growth, consistency, quality and a lot of factors even at that it can’t be a guaranteed pay check it might come once a month or even seasonal.
So don’t start blogging thinking there is a lot of money coming from blogging. Good luck to you.
 4.    WE HAVE CLOSETS FULL OF FREE THINGS AND SPEND MONEY ON CLOTHES
That’s what you see, you don’t see us spending the money on intellectual things or giving 10% to God. Well even if we do, we work extremely hard to get the free things to spice up our wardrobe and we also work hard to gain revenue from our blog so yes we need spend on our self a little bit, buying one or two things which might benefit us as a blogger don’t you think so too? We earned it!
 5.    WE ARE STYLISH ALL THE TIME
True and False, True, in the sense we have to represent our self as the stylish blogger we portray on the blog wherever we go. What’s the essence of looking good for the blog if I can’t look good in reality for certain events and just taking a walk down to the super market or hanging out with friends? We need to look decent at least if not stylish.
False, in the sense well, some days are not slay days we are humans so we just pick whatever we lay our hands on and call it a day, looking stylish some days takes a whole village so yeah.

There you have it, to my fellow bloggers can you relate or do you have one or two misconceptions about blogging I didn’t touch. Please leave them in the comments below and let’s read for more enlightenment on this prevalent topic.
Never want to miss a post on The Style Fanatic? Subscribe to the blog; follow us on Instagram or simply like our Facebook page.
Talk to you in my next post, be you, be safe, be kind, stay blessed and remain humble.
QOTD "If you know yourself, you'll not be harmed by what is said about you.'' 
PhotosFidelis Saleh

PREVIOUS POST
 

Thanks for stopping by.

150 comments

  1. Wow...it look super amazing...thx for sharing honey...:-)
    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you my dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  2. You look great
    Great styling
    Regards
    http://moda-na-obcasach.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  3. Replies
    1. Thank you my dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  4. Wow. I read every word and I love it. I almost tempted to write another blog post here in the comments but I can relate to it 100%. I'm a small and newbie blogger though but I just started recently partnering with brands and there's a look I get from people when they ask me how much I bought something and where I got it and I tell them it was sent to me to promote on my blog and go further to say I didn't pay for, they just sent it to me for free.


    Then many people don't know taking pictures, editing them and posting online all the time is hard work, they feel this one is addicted to social media, this one is trying to show off, you take pictures and selfies too much and they start looking as you like vain and jobless


    Then, they just automatically expect you to be popping up with posts all the time, I try to explain, my blog isn't an entertainment or news blog. Before I wrote any post, I sit down and think. I don't just go and copy and paste from some where.

    Then, I think it's unfair that Blogger and YouTube don't function the same way in terms of monetisation even though they are both owned by google. Why can't we get paid the numbers of views we have on our pages as well??


    Lastly, making money from blogging requires time and during that time, you have to be consistently, dedicatedly, committedly putting out content.



    Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My dear, you've said it, the one that actually pains me a lot is when you see this look on peoples' faces when you tell them something was sent to you to promote like we didn't wok for it. I also don;t think it;s fair that YouTube and Blog don't function the same way when it's term of monetization really frustrating.
      The making money on the blog is what people don't get, they feel once you are a blogger you should be cashing out not realizing takes time and so many other factors are involved as well. Girl Thanks for stopping by and contributing I'm glad you can relate as well.

      xx

      Delete
  5. Such an amazing sense of style! Love the pop of yellow!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  6. Amazing styling, dear! I really love to se yellow on you, cuz it looks fantastic.
    So nice outfit, like it a lot.

    Visit me, and follow. See you soon. Maleficent

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  7. The cutest outfit ever! Love the yellow statement! Thank you for sharing your thoughts about a blogger life!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  8. Beautiful photos! You look stunning dear! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  9. Wow amazing outfit! You are really beautiful and your outfit is just perfect. Amazing heels!

    Would like us to follow each other? Let us know on our blog
    xoxo

    https://dancerreader.blogspot.rs/

    ReplyDelete
  10. What you said is so true! It's so funny to talk with people who don't know how blogging really is!

    http://violettedaily.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So true dear, I agree! Thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  11. LOved your outfit! you look so chic and beautiful

    http://gallech.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  12. I totally agree with you on this post! It's hard work what we do. Love this chic look with its bold color palette!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Totally. Thanks for stopping by dear.

      xx

      Delete
  13. Great post!
    I don't like yellow color but this looks amazing.
    You have very nice blog and I follow you!
    Have a nice day, dear!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  14. So chic, Love the pops of yellow!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  15. You have very interesting glasses, gorgeous outfit my dear :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  16. You look really pretty!!! I love the outfit!!!

    Take a look at my blog if you want and don't miss my latest post.
    Top Style With More Style With Scarves

    ReplyDelete
  17. very cute :)

    f4f
    https://highheelpoodl.blogspot.rs/
    https://www.instagram.com/isidora_arodisi/

    ReplyDelete
  18. great :)


    NEW BLOG! PLEASE FOLLOW ME: YOUNG BLOG

    ReplyDelete
  19. you look amazing in yellow dear!

    http://cheremimi.blogspot.com.es/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  20. Love the colors in this look. Definitely common misconceptions. It is a ton of work!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So true Amy. Thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  21. I totally get what you're saying and I fully agree. And you look great in yellow! <3


    http://www.couture-case.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  22. love this post! I can totally relate to your points. Blogging is a hobby we enjoy, not something that has us rolling in dough lol!

    www.prettyinleather.net

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha indeed, we are not rolling in dough as many people think we are.

      xx

      Delete
  23. This was honestly such a good post! I couldn't agree more - blogging is hard work and no one succeeds over night! Also, I love your outfit!
    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's true dear, thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  24. I loved reading this article and will send it everyone who will tell me in the future that blogging is easy earned money.
    I agree a 100% on everything said in this article. I am just at the beginning and from time to time I have no clue how to get work done. -But I love it. I meet so many nice people who share the passion for fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

    Have a fabulous week.
    Love, Esther
    https://lifestyle-tale.com/causal-wednesday-and-red-lips/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha please do send it to them if they question our blogging rights. Thanks so much for stopping by dear.

      xx

      Delete
  25. Such a great touch of color.
    xx,
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  26. Hello,

    Oh, lovely !

    Sarah, https://sarahmodeeee.blogspot.fr

    ReplyDelete
  27. Totally agree with this post! Everyone thinks Blogging is an easy life... they don't understand all the work. But, we do love what we do and that does make it worth it =)
    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Exactly, they think blogging is easy but it's far from that.

      xx

      Delete
  28. Replies
    1. That I agree. Thanks for stopping by dear.

      xx

      Delete
  29. Well done Bernie, I like every sentence. Your yellow outfit is totally an eye catcher and that embroidered top is too cute. Love the message and the look!!!

    www.busyandfab.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Mercy dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  30. Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  31. Great post! You have amazing blog!

    Do you want to follow ( f4f ) each other? Let me know in comment on my blog :D

    kisses, Josipa
    https://teenorchild.blogspot.hr/

    ReplyDelete
  32. Great post.
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_zn7IqrAY1I44bRuN6dH-Q?view_as=subscriber

    ReplyDelete
  33. Thanks for sharing this very true post! :) Have a great weekend!

    xx

    Claire from Dresscape
    www.dresscape.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  34. Great post! Photos are amaizing! :)
    If you want that we follow each other let me know by leaving a comment on my last post and please click on links there :)
    http://beautyshapes3.blogspot.hr/

    ReplyDelete
  35. So gorgeous!

    http://iameleine.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  36. los stilettos son lo mas!
    Te espero por mi nuevo post bonita, mil besos!
    http://patriciasanchezstylestreet.blogspot.com.es/

    ReplyDelete
  37. Love this outfit!I´m obsessed with that top:-)

    http://www.lostindaydreams.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  38. OMG. I so feel you honey. All the points are so true. Frankly speaking, I am new blogger and struggle in each step. But people around me think , it is so easy and money making happens for free. DUH!!
    But I love it. Keeps me going.
    Vaishali
    http://www.vivaciouswish.com/2017/08/17/instagram-fashion-trends/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear, I'm glad you can relate as well. Our love for blogging keeps us determined.

      xx

      Delete
  39. love this post, so nice :)

    http://itsmetijana.blogspot.rs/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  40. I agreed 110% with this post! You took the words right out of my mouth! Love your honesty and those yellow heels looks amazing on you dear! Have a lovely day!

    xo Tina
    IG: @tinasweetheart
    www.tinasweetheart.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  41. Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  42. Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  43. This is such a nice read! I agree with you! Initially I thought blogging would be easy. But boy was I very wrong! It takes so much time and effort for bloggers to put up content consistently. I have left my blog so many times because it is just too cumbersome to create content. I couldn't do it consistently! And as for the free things, I guess we are privileged that companies take notice of us and would like to collaborate. But again, it is a COLLABORATION. We are doing something for the companies. We are not just simply receiving.

    Love this article and your outfit! :)

    Jenn
    The Pink Lemonade Girl
    YouTube
    Bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So so true dear creating content consistently is just hard work, like you said as for the free stuff we are privileged that companies do take notice of us. Thanks for stopping by dear.

      xx

      Delete
  44. Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  45. Your 5 misconceptions are so true
    Blogging is not easy or even a hobby like most people think: it can be time consuming, hard and most times you have to be your own motivation. But the rewards will soon pay off. Love your outfit

    Winnie
    xxx
    https://itsjustwinnie.blogspot.co.uk/
    Instagram: @itsjustwinnie1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ItsJustWinnie/
    Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+WinfredVumbaPA

    ReplyDelete
  46. Beautiful outfit darling! Thanks for your comment in my blog, would you like to follow each other?:)

    https://julesonthemoon.blogspot.it/

    ReplyDelete
  47. Totally with you on all points you've shared. Glad that you shared and cleared these many misconceptions people have generally on bloggers. Like you said, everything comes with a price tag and we need to work our ass off to get the work done. And you look stunning as always in this yellow coat. Love it.

    Regards Ashon
    http://ashonfashionary.com/back-to-vintage-style-floral-midi-dress-baker-boy-cap/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So true dear. Thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  48. These are all so TRUE! When people ask me how to start a blog and how to earn from it they get surprise for the amount of work I do. So I never really tell anyone to quit their jobs and start blogging unlike most bloggers. Anyway, very chic look! I'm loving the color :)

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's true I wouldn't advice any one to make blogging thier full time Job. Thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  49. I take my pics myself and is the hardest part! All your points are super valid!
    Lovely post!

    http://www.desiringsme.com/faux-floral-top/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  50. I am 100% agree with you! Blogging seems easy at first, but the hardest part is consistency. There are so many people said something like "ah it's so happy to be blogger like you, because you always get free products" and so on. However, the truth is just like what you said, we do the styling, write the content by ourself, make sure that we give the best to the company/brand we're currently work with - which is not easy at all.

    I love your post Bernie, please keep inspiring <3
    Ps : love your yellow-black color combination, reminds me of Chaplin in modern era <3

    xoxo,

    |CHELSHEAFLO BLOG|
    |FACEBOOK| |INSTAGRAM|

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes Chelshea getting the products to promote on the blog is one thing, you'd have to create content for that product and make sure that that's the best. So like I mentioned getting these 'free stuffs' isn't free it's part of our work. Thanks for stopping by dear.

      xx

      Delete
  51. Great post, I like it :)fantastic outfit and photos :)

    new post
    http://mensfashionobsession.com/

    ReplyDelete
  52. You look stunning! So сool combination!
    www.recklessdiary.ru

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  53. Blogging requires lots of hard work! I love what you said here girl


    http://www.thequinoxfashion.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  54. yessssss bernie!!! couldnt have written it any better so so true thats what people do think and they dont know the hard work it takes, loving the outfit also!!!, i am back temporarily
    www.mssparkleandglow.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  55. These are all so great and so true. Many think blogging is easy, free and a fast way to get famous when in truth it isn't.
    I love the yellow accent in your outfit. Killer heels and blazer.

    www.fashionradi.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It really isn't a way to get famous at all, they are so wrong. Thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  56. Agree with you.
    The blazer and the heels are great!

    Kathy's delight

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  57. la blazer es ideal!
    Te espero por mi nuevo post guapa, mil besos!
    http://patriciasanchezstylestreet.blogspot.com.es/

    ReplyDelete
  58. Very true girl, it's hard work still getting the hang of it. Love the post.


    Love,
    http://lasbenditas.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  59. You never looked better Benita. Great combo and these pics are stunning!

    http://www.fashionablyidu.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  60. well said ! I love this post, specially the "blogging is easy"
    PS: I love your outfit, that pop of yellow is everything.
    Sonia
    www.soniaaicha.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  61. great look and style!! and love your shoes

    kisses dear
    www.aprendiendoaquererme.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  62. I love this outfit! The pop color is so effective <3

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.be/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  63. Ahh yellow is my favourite colour, it looks so good on you! I am so impressed with your blog too by the way, your hard work really shows with it! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  64. Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  65. This is all SO true! It bothers me when people ask if this is "all I do".. content creation is such hard and valuable work! So glad to see that you're clearing things up with this post. Keep it up!

    Best,
    Christina
    Looks by Lau

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Content creation is really hard work that's why most people aren't consistent. Thanks for stopping by dear.

      xx

      Delete
  66. 100 percent agree to everything you said, I have nothing to add because you said it all, one thing I can say is people who know me have the same misconceptions about my industry as they do with yours and I am really so tired of explaining and defending what I do.... xx

    www.fashionjazz.co.za

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Same here, really tired of explaining this that's why I just made a blog about it so I can refer anyone here who question my blogging rights. Thanks for stopping by dear.

      xx

      Delete
  67. Loved reading your post! I agree with all the points!! Everything is so true! Love the color yellow on you! Have a nice day!
    xx
    Shivangi
    www.outoncatwalk.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  68. Hello!
    I liked the post hehe :), I just discovered your blog and I keep following it, would you follow me back?
    A hug

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear, I'd stop by your blog.

      xx

      Delete
  69. I loved reading your post! Yes, blogging is a hard work but it must be always funny for us! Really nice tips your wrote! :)
    Oh, and I love your outfit sooo much!
    xx Elisa
    Francine's Place | DIY & Lifestyle Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  70. Hi dear,
    from this post I notice your frustration and of so many bloggers in general. I'm sorry, but it all depends on what you want to do with a blog. Mine for example is born for hobby and certainly not to earn on it. I've already got my job.
    Also if I post myself at this time I think I would have double the followers because the image counts but is not what I want. I believe that same bloggers are looking for 'easy' gains while sitting comfortably at home but to get to the levels of what they even make on tv, you have to start spending a lot of your own money and looking for sponsors. And it is not said that these bloggers do a good job at the end!
    Then you must also have the money to pay a good photographer who knows how to suggest poses and scenarios and that snaps for you! So it's better not to take it too bad and write without expecting anything in return but just as personal passion! For example I do not explain myself why I write about fashion in my blog my fashion bloggers friends do not leave me a comment but if I write about if I write about something else like recipes for example, they sprouting like mushrooms!!! :)) So... exist also this then follow your hart because criticisms and jealousy will always exist!
    That's Amore Blog 🌸🌸🌸

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for your Input Grace. I'm really glad my fellow bloggers can relate to these misconceptions as well. Thanks for always stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  71. Beautiful blog and post dear. :)
    http://mojsminkeraj1.blogspot.rs/2017/09/air-cushion-mesh-athletic-shoes.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear and thanks for stopping by.

      xx

      Delete
  72. Great post!I really like your look!
    So cute and fresh :)
    i'm a new follower of your blog, can you follow mine and support me?

    FASHIONLOVIN BLOG' | INSTAGRAM

    ReplyDelete
  73. Nyc post dear..........
    http://www.printland.in/blog/WrapYourLaptopwithStylewithPersonalizedLaptopSkins/

    ReplyDelete