Do you ever get people (usually rude dudes) with a condescending attitude about bloggers choosing to blog just because they seemingly have a ton of free time and can’t find something better to do?
Today marks the 2 months, 4 days anniversary of the birth of my blog, which may seem like a blink of an eye to people who’ve been doing this for ages. Before I started blogging, I always KNEW about blogs since I’d search up for makeup reviews here and there, but never actually created content or even knew about website management.
Now that I’ve gone through about 20 something posts and the creation of my site, I’ve came to realize a few things about the blogging world. Before I started, I emailed Jessy Dust who is a successful blogger based in Toronto (SUPER NICE!!!) about her blogging experiences just to get some tips with starting off from scratch. After that, I’ve been sort of on my own with figuring out how things work from A-Z. Here are some secrets of Bloggers no one told me:
Bloggers are professional writers
You GOTTA engage your audience. And you can’t have a blog without .. typing. (Please don’t go against me on this one I’m sure if you looked really hard you could find some blogs like that but don’t be such a ___ =.=)
Bloggers are professional programmers
Wanna put up some Google Friend Connect Gadgets on the sidelink? Gotta learn how!Wanna make all your pictures in your blog the same width? Gotta learn html!Wanna leave comments with a link of your blog in it? HTML !!!!
You get the point. When I first started I had to Google “help on how to place banners on side bar” …and you will be amazed at the amount of sites that’s not helpful at all – their tutorial is SO CONVOLUTED and HARD TO UNDERSTAND that they might as well be giving help to already professional programmers.
Don’t even get me started on “LinkWithin” which for some reason decides that it will never cooperate nicely with my blog *roll eyes*
Bloggers are professional photographers
Have a DSLR and think you can count on the camera to WORK ITS MAGIC on taking amazing shots? Ever heard of aperture settings or f-stops being inversely proportional to size and this correlation is totally logarithmic?
To this date I still don’t exactly know how to work a DSLR camera even though I own one, and oh lighting. AND tripods. And photoshop. THEY’RE NOT TOTALLY INTUITIVE!
Bloggers are professional marketers
I spend about 10% of my blogging time devoted to content creation. The rest of the time, I’m either TAKING PICTURES, PHOTOEDITING, RESPONDING TO BUSINESS INQUIRIES, SPAMMING your social media outlets, and DISCOVERING NEW BLOGS.
I believe in actually READING your post and commenting on your content / effort (as opposed to, ahem, NOT reading them and just spamming you with “F4F” requests – you can see my angry post here.)
It’s so easy for non-bloggers to assume the amount of time we spent on the blogosphere is like,
Uh. Except it’s not. *eyes rolling to North Pole and back*
Fellow bloggers I am SURE you know what I’m talking about… and for those of you who are starting out, hopefully this gives you an insight on how blogging ACTUALLY works.
Selfie time! Blogging is also a platform for you to legitly post your selfies so here we go! Bringing back a bit of warmth and summer to the freezing Toronto weather.
So I guess the only explanation for rude dudes expressing their dumb and condescending opinions on our blogs is that they have SDS (Small ____ Syndrome). I mean, how small must their reproductive organs BE for them to thrive on such condescending behavior just so they can feel not as loser-ish about their loser-ish brains and lives.
MAD LOVE to those who took the time and effort
to read my posts and write out super thoughtful comments!