Lies in the blogging world

Lies in the blogging world

Hey guys, I am back with another blog and this one is about things that have been lied about to me while in the blogging world. I have experienced each of these things on more than one occasion and that is why I want to share them with you. I also love to help other newer bloggers be aware of things because I never had anyone to help me like that when I first started. I would also love to know what you think of the things discussed in the blog and if there are any other things that you feel have been lied about in the blogging world. Let’s get right into the blog.

You need to use photos in your content

This is probably one of the most common lies in the blogging world. For me, pictures have damaged my content because I spent unnecessary time focusing on what pictures to use in order to fit in with my content. The only time I feel like you need one or two pictures in a blog is if you write massive posts that are 4000/5000 words long in order to break up the mass of writing that is there. I’ve been told I need pictures on so many occasions but my posts without them have done better statistically so it clearly proves that is not a necessity to use them.

Follow trains are the best thing to use

This is another common lie. I used to think they were okay to use but as time went on I found that they only cause damage to your blog because people who follow your blog from them just become inactive and don’t bother to read your content. I have 870 blog followers but I would say that about only 80 are active and even at that some of them aren’t active on every blog post. I would just love an active following and if you would love one too then follow trains must be avoided.

I have followed your blog

This is a slightly more rare one but it has happened to me a few times recently. I have people reply to me and say they have definitely followed my blog but I keep my WordPress open purely for notification access and it quickly becomes clear to me that they have not followed me. I don’t understand what you would gain out of lying to someone about whether you follow their blog or not. It is so easy to find out too, therefore, you will just be proven to be a liar very quickly.

Blogging is easy

This is a massive lie in my opinion. The thing that non-bloggers don’t realise is that blogging is far more than just writing. There are loads of things that come into play such as idea creation, planning, promotion and engaging. I have a full-time job too which takes up so much of my week too and therefore it makes blogging seem like a 2nd job. I put just as much time into blogging as I do with my job and that adds up to a massive amount of hours.

Final thoughts

Sadly, there are a lot of lies in the blogging world and these are just a few. I would like to thank you for reading and supporting my content. I would also love for you to comment below with your opinions on what I have discussed as well as things you have experienced too. Have a great day.

36 thoughts on “Lies in the blogging world

  1. You are so right. I didn’t do f4f and our Instagram is almost at 150 followers. It just takes time. Nice post.

  2. I always find that pictures break up the text of blog posts and always without a doubt would include pictures but sometimes i struggle to find time to actually take pictures so i’ve slowly come out of the mentality that all posts need pics!

  3. Yeah time is the biggest thing with them for me plus I’ve never found anything that fits with my posts

  4. I agree with the follow trains and find the same thing with Facebook reciprocation posts. You spend valuable time promoting others’ blogs and often get little in return. Just focusing on your own blog, identifying your audience and giving them what they want to read works best I have found. Would rather have a smaller engaged audience, than a mass of “false” followers

  5. Your own pictures work depending on what your sharing, follow trains are great, but hardly ever get any. Yes, I loathe the people who follow to unfollow. Heck yeah, blogging is NOT easy. Thanks for sharing this!

  6. Blogging is so not easy! Follow trains are a lie! and follow backs are annoying! I follow people related to my content but it is impossible to be on top of every post I follow, but it does not mean I don’t like their posts and I don’t want to be idle!

    On Twitter I find the follow trains and all that annoying for the notifications XD

  7. haha I have to turn off the vibration of the phone it drives me crazy haha or those things where they tag and ask people to tag you, so everytime someone replies you get all the spam oh gosh no pls XD

  8. Have finally worked out the WordPress app, and how I can read other peopleโ€™s blogs without needed to save all there website names ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Agree with everything you said, loved the point about follow, what a time waste these people are. Best point though is blogging is easy, I can back you up on this I find it really challenging. Mark

  9. Thank you so much. Yeah it took me ages to figure out this app haha yeah it’s always a challenge

  10. I totally agree on the follow train lie. While on Twitter Iโ€™ve seen so many posts about โ€˜follow everyone that retweets thisโ€™ and I never do it because those would be fake followers. They wouldnโ€™t care about my content or keep up with my blog.

  11. I’ve had the same less than desirable results with follow trains. I dont recommned them either! I also think it’s a lie when other bloggers try to promote that they launced hugely profitable blogs while working full-time on top of blogging. Blogging is very time consuming and I wouldnt believe that lie!

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