Today I couldn’t contain myself when some people were mocking some really good bloggers. I really keep wondering why do some people think that blogging is too easy for us bloggers?! I started blogging not to sound all cheesy and fake and to get invites or collabs. I love writing and sharing things which can be about my life or can be about things I love or experience everyday! I love to interact with genuine bloggers and followers and not buy them using apps or sugar coat them to get likes or follows! Being a mom and pregnant with my second child I realised it’s never easy to blog all the time. Having started my blog last year February my blog is practically empty as the pregnancy, a 7 year old and husband traveling for work took a toll on me and I had to take a break from blogging. Im definitely disappointed but not giving up. I will start writing again soon but for now just trying to be active with my followers in Instagram and other social media pages.
Recently when I came across comments on bloggers, I couldn’t stop myself from writing this post. I hate when people say you blog to get free food, free stuff and even free followers. I’m sorry but that’s not my intention or any good bloggers intention when We blog. I blog to feel good about myself, to help people and more importantly to let people know that there’s a lot more things that’s priceless in this world than just making money, getting free food or stuff and making it big in the social media scene! About making money, why wouldn’t a good blogger want to if he or she works hard spending their valuable time to blog? Blogging is also a full time job and so many people have misconceptions about it. Why do people look at blogging like it’s something which doesn’t involve any hard work ? Time is precious and if we take time to write good content with a busy schedule on the other side, I don’t think it’s wrong to ask for monetary benefit. For me, I never started the blog to monetise on it right away but I’m not going to say no if anyone gives me an opportunity to make money through my blog.
Blogging is an art, so not everyone can be good it. You can’t just write anything and expect people to come read it just because you want them to or you have millions of followers. Your unique approach and honesty does interest the mass when you blog. This is something I prefer when I blog about anything whether it’s about food, life, day to day experiences or anything that interests me! I don’t get anything free, I usually do spend for food and products and then review them. I don’t get paid by these companies to review their food or products so its annoying when you term a blogger as someone who blogs for free stuff!
Another thing that ticks me off the most – I just hate it when some tell me to be public about your family, your kids and what you do daily. I can’t just do all that overnight just to gain followers. I have a personality of my own and prefer others to see that in me. I know many bloggers who made it big without exposing their personal life or what they do on a daily basis. Is it important to share your life to a world where you hardly know the millions of people who see your profile or blog on social media? For me I need my time and space. I admire the bold bloggers who share everything. I can’t be brave like them but I guess there’s no harm in keeping your personal life private if your not comfortable.
I can just keep ranting about things that annoy me ever since I started blogging but on a serious note, World if you’re reading this… please don’t categorise us bloggers like we don’t deserve to exist or we are just doing this to get freebies or money without working too hard. We do work equally hard and spend sleepless nights writing about things that will interest our readers.
Nothing in this world comes to us easily! We still have to work hard and be passionate about what we do! Nothing in this world is free, we do pay a price no matter what!
On behalf of all the genuine and honest bloggers, I would appreciate if you see our honest work and give us a chance to change the world and appreciate the good.