This week alone I have seen three posts in blogging Facebook groups where friends/family/other School Mum’s have been rude to them about their blogs and sharing their families on the internet. As a blogger I see this, I think most do and what frustrates me the most is that if your not a blogger then you just don’t get it!
You don’t get that as a blogger you can earn bloody good money. Big campaigns can pay thousands of pounds and a lot of bloggers have given up their 9-5 jobs and now blog full time earning way more than they did before.
Some people see it that we are bragging and that makes me laugh too. Most things we share, experiences, holidays etc or when we review products are for others to read before they go and make a purchase or book a holiday. Most people just see it as useful information.
Some bloggers have even thought about giving up and the other people in our blogging community groups always urge them to keep going and ignore the few that ‘just don’t get it’.
Also those type of people say things like, “you get so much free stuff!” It’s not free! In return for a holiday or a day out or a product review work goes on behind the scenes to film and edit a video or write a blog post and make sure the photos are on point. It’s advertising for a brand on our blogs which is no different to them paying for a TV advert or a magazine feature.
Whether you like bloggers or not it’s the future of advertising and a great way of seeing ‘real’ people review a product or a great raw holiday video on YouTube that you can actually see what it’s really like.
As bloggers we can tell the truth, as it’s our blogs we can give you a real review rather than a biased one which helps people to get the truth before making a purchase. To me that can only be a good thing?! If you don’t get blogging and social media that’s fine, but please refrain from commenting on something you know little or nothing about.
Plus if you did understand and chose to try it yourself you would see all the amazing opportunities that come your way, you can work from home around the children and what an amazing blogging community you can become a part of. I personally have had loads of amazing opportunities; from being in television adverts, being a brand ambassador, to getting to review holidays and so much more!