The 5 Myths of Style Blogging

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I’ve been blogging for about 2 years, one year if we’re only counting the time I’ve actually known what the heck I’m doing. In that time, I’ve learned a thing or two about style blogging, photography, and what it takes to be a blogger in a very saturated market. But there are a few myths I hear over and over again from other people that simply aren’t true. So I’m busting 5 blogging myths!

Blogging is Easy

This cracks me up! Blogging is the farthest thing from easy, at least for me. Sure, ideas often flow freely and I love getting to be creative, but there’s so much work that goes into every single blog post. Between photography, writing the content, and posting to social media- we’re talking 6 or 7 hours, at least.

Bloggers Get Tons of Free Stuff

Some bloggers get loads of free things, but it doesn’t start out that way. For the first year of blogging, I wasn’t gifted anything. All of my content was purely creative. And sometimes I miss that. Of course now that I’ve been blogging a little longer, I definitely enjoy the perks of complimentary items.

Blogging Can Make You Money Fast

If only this were true. I’d be rolling in dough if it were! Just like anything else in life, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. At the very beginning stages of the blogging industry, style bloggers were certainly able to make money faster because the market wasn’t saturated like it is now. If you’re just getting into the game, it could be years before you really start to make an income from it.

Running a Blog is Expensive

This myth can definitely be true if you aren’t smart with your money. Hiring a photographer can be expensive, getting a web designer is always pricey, and buying outfits definitely ain’t cheap! I keep my costs under control by having my boyfriend take my photos, going on Etsy (post about that here!) to find web designers, and I watch for sales on clothing.

Blogging is Fun

Ok this one is totally true! I love blogging and I love being creative with everything I do and this is one way for me to express that and share it with you! If you’ve always wanted to start a blog but you’re scared to, reach out to me! I’m always happy to help!

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20 Responses to The 5 Myths of Style Blogging

  1. AnnMarie says:

    How relatable is this! I just started blogging not long ago and i finally understand how bloggers feel!
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  2. Jana says:

    Yes, this all couldn’t be more true!!! I love this post girl! XO Jana | http://www.janastyleblog.com

  3. Azanique says:

    These are literally all so accurate! I swear people think that my house if filled with “free” stuff which isn’t really free once I buy items to accessorize, spend 2 hours editing pictures and pay for a photographer

    – xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

  4. Emily says:

    Blogging is a full time job! Great post!

    Emily
    withstyleandgrace.net

  5. This is a great blogpost! I think so many people need to read this before they get into this space. Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers,
    Shruthi
    http://www.thehonestshruth.com

  6. I love this blog post! Powerful stuff! You busted all the myths and really spoke to me! Thank you!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

  7. great busting myths sissy! if it were all true we all, in the world, would be bloggers LOL
    Courtney Bentley ||http://www.starsystemz.com

  8. laurajaneatelier says:

    I think a lot of people start blogging because they want free stuff and think they are going to get rich. In reality it is so much work and the people who aren’t passionate end up quitting when they realize how hard it is.
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  9. I loved this post! <3 I keep hearing the blogging makes you rich and laugh because it's soooo not true.

  10. K.M. Sutton says:

    The blogging makes you rich makes me laugh and cringe so much! I have a friend who told me she was starting a blog because she heard bloggers were rich. I just laughed. For me it is definitely a passion and not a quick rich scheme. Maybe one day but right now I just love interacting with everyone! I really REALLy enjoyed this post! ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

  11. The “blogging is easy” just cracks me up! Couldn’t agree more – it’s so far from the truth! Love all these myths you busted!

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