Red carpets and glamour.
Celebrities and popstars.
Whenever I tell people I blog, the majority of them react with the following conversation:
THEM: OMG that is SO cool, how many followers do you have?
ME: Well, I don't really count by followers, but I've just under 50,000 views.
THEM: OMG!!!!!!! That is like amazing. Do you go on red carpets and interview celebrities.
ME: Um, well not quite.
That is a generalisation, however it does annoy me quite a bit how little people know about the Truth Behind Blogging. It isn't just with that click of Create Blog that you get millions of views, interviews with Taylor Swift, invitations to exclusive events. That could take years and years of blogging, I've been doing it for 2 and a bit years and have had just under 50,000 views.
Sometimes I can sit down and write a post with the quick of my finger, however most of the time it takes a lot more thinking and re-writing to get something post-worthy. Often I can have sat down for half an hour and not get any inspiration because posts that have some level of quality don't just come to you, however skilled at writing you may be (although that may just be me?!)
Anyway can start a blog, pressing a few buttons is pretty easy. Even writing your first few posts is easy. However, the dedication that goes on after that - spreading the word, posting regularly, managing to come up with good posts often, getting a good design etc. isn't easy. It's enjoyable, and fun, don't get me wrong, but it isn't easy. It takes commitment, effort, dedication, patience and time.
Also, we don't always blog about the bad times, which is an argument people can use to call bloggers fake. My blog is somewhere to go to cheer myself up from the bad times, and I wouldn't want to sit here talking about my problems - I want to share with you positive things to cheer both myself, and hopefully some of you up. So yes, I rarely blog about bad times but only because I feel that would just make my blog feel more negative which I don't want it to.
Do you relate to this at all? Do you disagree? What's your opinion on the Truth Behind Blogging - I'd love to hear? xxx