What (some) non-bloggers don’t understand

Hi everyone! I hope you’re well โค๏ธ The title of this post might sound slightly condescending but let me explain! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜‚ I can’t remember much of how life was without my blog which feels really strange but I can vaguely conjure up some views I once held and add to them what I now know of some others holding about bloggers too.

Blogging, like many things, can be a difficult thing to understand if you don’t do it yourself and today I thought I’d pick at those notions some people hold that aren’t entirely true about being a blogger! Lets go…

The unique community

This is something I had no idea existed before I started blogging, and how could I? You have to be a part of it to understand how it feels (and even then you wouldn’t have to be a blogger yourself, you could be a reader!). There are so many people out there who are from various parts of the world that I don’t think I would have had the opportunity to connect with had I not created Elsie LMC and that is just crazy to me because it makes me remember that the decision to do this was a blip in time that felt big because it secretly was. Back then I couldn’t pinpoint why it felt that way but now I can see that deep down I knew it would lead me to who I now consider to be some of my closest friends โœจ

How much a kind comment really means

If you’re on the outside commenting you might want to show gratitude and not expect it to be noticed or reciprocated but it will be because it means so much to receive lovely comments ๐Ÿ’ฌ. I get very excited when I read a comment on my posts and although I don’t always know what to say back and am kind of repeating myself most of the time by saying “thank you” I really do mean it and I hope it shows!

How difficult it can be to maintain a blog

Many people believe that blogging is just sitting around getting stuff for free and being payed for doing the bare minimum but that is far from the truth! It isn’t easy in any way shape or form, there is always that bit of work that has to go into making it look easygoing enough for someone to want to read it. There’s keeping up a schedule so your readers know when to expect you, gathering inspiration whenever possible and somehow finding a way to put your thoughts into words which is DIFFICULT! There’s also replying to comments, sourcing/taking photos and editing them and typing the post out. Then there are the tasks of networking, advertising and so much more that escapes me at this point in time because it has become a habit ๐Ÿ˜‚

The drama that goes with having a blog ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Horrible people can come along and try to undermine you and whichever way you choose to deal with this (by replying or ignoring) it can be a hella difficult to cope! It’s not all sunshine and rainbows but the good times by far outweigh the bad ๐Ÿ’ซ

The dynamic behind that crazy belief ๐Ÿ’ฉ (kinda similar to a point above ๐Ÿ˜‚)

I’m sure we’ve all heard this one before “bloggers sit around and do nothing and get paid for it!” I remember being told this to my face (about YouTubers/Bloggers in general) and I’d only just started my blog but even I knew it wasn’t true. It really made me feel uncomfortable as I just knew this persons view wasn’t going to be swayed so I didn’t even tell them I had a blog and just let the conversation drift on. If you get paid because of your blog than you are obviously doing something to make that happen like the majority of things in life and even then not every blogger gets paid and that’s okay too! It’s a horrible view to have, especially if you have no proof to back the idea when applying it to thousands of people ๐Ÿคท

The time that goes into it

You’ve got to put time into something in order to get the benefits out of it in return โฐ Sometimes it can be stressful figuring out how to make time for doing the things I love and it is then that I put it all into perspective and revaluate what is important to me (my blog is definitely one of those things and I don’t ever want to rush my thoughts just so that I have something to show for it on the day that I upload a post!). Like I mentioned above an awful amount of hard work goes into this whole thing and that can’t all be completed in the space of 10 minutes! I wouldn’t want it to be because I enjoy it far too much ๐Ÿ˜‚

How much of a passion it can become

I LOVE blogging and I’m very passionate about it. Quite frankly I never want it to end! I can imagine that someone with an outsiders perspective might not understand that as they probably didn’t think of all the hidden positives. This whole blogging lark can be difficult but it’s worth it! I like to picture an elderly me still happily typing away on this blog but I can’t for the life of me think what it will possibly be about which is the magic of it all! I don’t know where I’m going but I’m going to keep doing what I love for that reason alone โœจ

Thank you for reading! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Can you think of anything else non-bloggers don’t understand? Let me know in the comments and have a great day! โค๏ธ

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  1. OMG just came across your blog and I love this post! I relate to everything on here! Blogging seems like a very foreign concept to people when they don’t have a blog, but once you get started it’s really easy to get the hang of and enjoy!

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    1. Thank you!! โค๏ธ It’s the kind of thing I wish I’d known about before I started but at the same time it might have pushed me away had I known it would be difficult ๐Ÿค”


  2. Omgoodness I so totally 100% agree with you. I have been asked “why bother blogging about your trip and your chronic illness”…I said I want there to be more information out there. It takes ages to get all the photos loaded working out which ones you put on your blog post and which you put on Instagram. It takes time. I don’t even get paid which would be a bonus but Im not looking for it. I love when people comment on my posts and like you sometimes I don’t know what to say other than thank you for the kind comments thank you for the follow just thank you. I even like when they just like a post. It means so much that someone out there appreciates what you have written. Keep going Elsie…I hope no one has been nasty to you.

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    1. I think some people just don’t want to understand what they’re not a part of so it’s easier to put it down than to take the time to learn about it. Thank you lovely, not in a long time has someone who doesn’t blog said something hurtful to me. Recently it was another blogger but I dealt with it and am just going to keep on doing what I enjoy and not let it stop me โค๏ธxx

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