Nowadays, many people are taking up blogging as a full time profession. As exciting as it seems, there are certain realities about blogging that you might not know. In order to become a full time blogger, you must know about the harsh realities of a blogger’s life. Let’s have a look at 5 of them.
1. Say Goodbye to vacations
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Yes, it’s true! Whether you blog about food, gadgets or even travel, there are no vacations for you. You can’t miss out days without posting anything. Even if you are travelling to London or Italy, you have to keep using social media apps like Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to reach out to your readers. Your laptop has to travel with you at all times, so that you post something as soon as the bulb lights up over your head!
2. Read other Blogs
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One of the most important parts of your job profile is to read other blogs. Reading other blogs can give you a lot of inspiration for new ideas to write about. Of course, you cannot copy content from other blogs (it’s a complete no-no). But in order to increase your creativity, make it a point that you read other blogs of different communities.
3. You Cannot Stop Comparing
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No matter how good a writer you are, there are always going to be bloggers who are better than you! While reading other blogs, you might notice that they have a better writing style or their picture game is strong. Don’t stress yourself about it. Comparing your blog with others won’t do you any good. Keep in mind that you have only yourself to compare with.
4. It takes time to be Successful
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If you think that your blog posts are going to get hundred readers in just one week, then you are highly mistaken. It is a hard job (you better believe it) and it takes a lot of time for a blogger to create an audience. When it comes to blogging, you will be facing a lot of competition. You can create an audience for your blog through networking on social media websites (which again takes a lot of time).
5. Regretting a Post
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If you have been blogging for a long time, then this is not news for you. A post that you published a year ago might now be embarrassing for you and you might be regretting writing it. Believe me, it’s not just happening to you; it happens to all bloggers! You might get criticising comments from your readers, but don’t let that bother you. Learn from that criticism and start writing again.
Blogging has now become a popular profession and many wannabe writers are opting for it. Though it seems easy and interesting, it really takes a lot of time and hard work to become a successful blogger. Treat these truths about blogging as your gospel and you will become successful. Happy Blogging!