Five Things That Just Aren’t True About Bloggers

I’ve noticed that there are quite a lot of misconceptions about Bloggers, so I thought that I would tell you five things that just aren’t true about us.

A black iPhone, a silver pen, and a notebook next to a laptop on a white rectangular table, on a white background.

A picture of an iPhone, a silver pen, a notebook, and a laptop on a white table.

1. That we’re all teenage girls sat in our bedrooms writing.
For some reason, when Blogging started to become extremely popular a couple of years ago, there was a connotation that all Bloggers were teenage girls sat in their bedrooms writing about their favourite lipgloss. Now whilst there are still a lot of Bloggers who are teenage girls sat in their bedrooms writing about their favourite lipgloss, there are many more of us who are  women in their forties and fifties, mothers and fathers in their mid-twenties and early thirties, and even people who suffer from a disability such as myself.
2. That we live on Prosecco.
Whenever I attend a Blogging event, I always seem to write something along the lines of, “who offered us a glass of Prosecco, to which we of course said yes”. Now even though it is a delicious drink, we unfortunately don’t live on it.
3. That there are no male plus sized Bloggers.
A couple of months ago, a popular male clothing brand ran a competition to find some male plus sized Bloggers, as they were looking for someone to represent their brand. When they launched their competition, they released an article stating that there were apparently no male plus sized Bloggers in the Uk. Now whilst this is partly true, as there aren’t that many of us, there are still quite a few of us dotted around the country, myself included.
4. That we get things for free.
As many of you may know, Bloggers get sent quite a lot of things to promote and review, but unfortunately they aren’t actually free, as they’re technically payment for writing the post and sharing our opinions. If I ever receive something for “free”, I will always tell you by writing something along the lines of, “I was sent this product to review, but all thoughts, opinions, and general ramblings are my own”, at the bottom of the post.

5. That we lie about our opinions.
Since brands have started to notice that they get a much better result from sponsored articles rather than huge advertising campaigns, Bloggers have been accused of lying about their opinions to best fit the product or service that the brand wants them to promote. Now it’s true that an incredibly small minority of Bloggers may slightly bend their opinions to best fit the product, most of us, myself included, wont as we believe in being totally honest with our readers. If I don’t like something, for whatever reason it might be, I will tell you.
There’s a lot more things that aren’t true about bloggers, but I thought that I would just tell you five of them.
What else do you think isn’t true about bloggers? Have I dispelled some of your misconceptions? Please let me know down below.

Luke x

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