There are many types of misconception about blogging industry. Being a blogger I came through some of them and thought I should present our opinion about them. Here are the 10 common misconceptions about blogging and my opinion on them.
What do you think is the most common types of myth about us? I guess it is something; we don’t do any work other than writing. Honestly those who do blog they know that blogging is not all about writing only. Writing is actually a part of blogging, but blogging does play a huge role.
10 Common Misconceptions about Blogging!
Here are the most common types of ten misconceptions which I found about blogging:
My dear friend as I said above blogging is not at all about writing only. It is even more than writing blogs. A blogger need to take care of so many things which includes, researching topics for their blog, reading other blogs, writing blogs, proofreading the same, publishing the same, sharing it on social media network, analyzing responses about it, monitoring comments and like dislikes on it, responding to comments, spreading networks, etc.
If you think all these works are simple enough then I would request you to start a blog today only. If you did so then please don’t hesitate to share the name and URL of blog as a comment over here and I would further stay connected with you and ask you about the experience after a few days.
And yes, other than managing blogs a blogger also need to manage the search engine optimization or SEO of the blog as well. Not many bloggers are there who can hire an SEO like us to manage their blog. Mostly individual blog owners need to manage it by themselves only, and if by any chance Google sends them a love letter then you can easily understand the work which it can increase.
One of the most common misconceptions about blogging is that it is free. You need not to spend a single penny to do blogging. Honestly speaking it is true too, but up to an extent only. Those who do use the free blog service providers like blogspot (Blogger), wordpress.com (WordPress), tumblr, etc. they might need not to pay anything for this.
But as soon as your blog start growing, you need to spend on your site. The best spend which a blogger do on their blog is to purchase the domain name and the web hosting for it. Depending on the traffic which a blog is getting web hosting also upgrades in future.
So saying that blogging is free is not at all true. After all other than money you are also investing your time, efforts and energy on it, and hence in no way you can call it as free.
Another common blogging misconception is that you are doing blogging; it means you are earning huge money.
It is such a blame that I really want to laugh on it. Earning from a blog entirely depends on many factors, it includes the things like traffic, ads, affiliate networks, presentation on blog, their placement, and many other factors. Honestly speaking no one can be able to predict the exact earning of a blog, but then thinking that blogging means huge earning is not at all true.
If you ask any newbie blogger you will realize how difficult it is to earn a single penny from your blog. Ask an experienced blogger like me too, and I will also say the same.
Though I myself is a part timer blogger, but then I never support this opinion that people should blog on a part time basis only. I myself is aware of many bloggers, even from India, who usually being able to survive their lifestyle with the help of running their blog only.
Blogging itself is the base of many businesses, you can easily run a blog and earn through different channels, but then first you should know about them and second you should focus all your time on your blog.
So blogging as a full time job is also a good and reliable option, unless and until you do it seriously.
Honestly a bit of technical knowledge is required to manage a blog, but it simply does not mean that you need to be an expert in technical things to manage a blog. After all the day when I first started this blog I News India, I was a newbie that time, and I successfully managed running its hosting, domain, and all other technical things required to manage a blog.
With time anyone can learn things after doing it. The best thing about blogging industry is that you can almost get all the information required to run a blog through the world of web only.
I am an SEO, and hence I can better clarify the doubts about this. To be very frank you need not to be a SEO expert to run a successful blog. Though you must need to understand some of the basics like title, keywords, URL, and a few things which I mentioned on Some Basic SEO Tips which you Might be Missing, or on 5 Basic SEO Tips You Should Know and on Some Basic SEO Tips which you Might Not Ignore for Long Run can be handy for you to successfully manage a blog.
To be very frank SEO these days has become one of the costly affairs, you cannot hire a SEO for limited budget. Then you also need not to be an expert SEO to manage a blog successfully. You can easily manage a blog with knowing much technical details and SEO.
Now this is a misconception which you can even found in some experienced bloggers as well. To be very frank, lengthy and informative contents are very much required to give the SEO boost for your blog, but then it simply does not means that you cannot write an impressive blog with fewer words.
You certainly can. You can use infographics, images, videos to complement the number of words, and you can still make an impressive blog.
If you are creative then you can simply write a few words only and can still present the blog in a way that users can get the maximum information.
I hardly believe on it, though I would love to hear the opinion of other bloggers on this. It would be good if some blogger friends of mine share their opinion about this. As far as my opinion about it is concerned, it certainly plays an important role in measuring the success of your blog, but then getting loyal subscriber is not that easy.
It is like on a Facebook page you might see millions of followers, but how many of them likes and comment on a post of that page is something which matters. Similarly how many subscribers of followers a blog has does not matter a lot, then how many are actually the loyal followers of your blog. How many of them regularly read your blog, is something which matters a lot.
It certainly is a misconception that more traffic on a blog brings more business and money to it. To be very frank there are some blogs which has huge traffic, but they lack as far as earning is concerned.
Actually earning from a blog depends on the smart way how you tackle them. Some blogs with very less visitors are earning really decent amount through their blog.
The last but not the least misconceptions about blogging is that it should be updated daily to get the maximum benefits. Honestly I too update my blog I News India on a daily basis, but it has nothing to deal with this point. I do blog on a daily basis is because I have a passion towards it.
Although if you say that you need to upload a post daily to manage a blog then you are wrong. You can even share a post on a weekly basis, monthly basis, or fortnight basis as well. The schedule and number of posts entirely depends on the individual user’s choice.
I am sure there must be some misconceptions about which I might not be aware of too. If you know any such please do let me know in the form of comments. Along with this you can also share your opinion about this blog post of mine.
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