15 Things About Blogging Only Bloggers Will Understand - Desk of Katina Davenport

Today, I am giving a voice to all of the things bloggers have in common.

It doesn’t matter what niche you’re working in as a blogger hopefully you can see yourself in a few of these sentiment.

  1. We are willing to work for months or years without a paycheck or promise of any income. It sounds counter intuitive. Why would anyone want to work for free. Most bloggers work for the promise of creating an income. And we are willing to learn how to make money blogging.
  2. We have a tendency to become an open book because we are sharing what we know online. Sometimes we will share glimmer of our family life or life situations.
  3. We become preoccupied with getting traffic and not being noticed. Is it just me? I am always checking my analytics. I have to know my numbers and what is working.
  4. When we give our all in blog posts without a thank you or real interaction it’s emotionally draining. It’s like talking to the air.
  5. Our family and friends don’t believe we have real office hours or have a real business because we are working at home.
  6. We come up with catchy names to describe what we actually do online.
  7. Sales funnel. What’s that? We know what it is, but it can be difficult to put together.
  8. We like to work solo for the most part. However, we will collaborate with other bloggers to make connections.
  9. We are always wondering if we are doing everything right. It’s hard to know so the only way to tell is if you are generating a steady flow of traffic. That brings me back to number three.
  10. We sometimes believe the next big thing is around the corner. There is always a freebie or shiny tool that we feel can bring in the traffic and income we want.
  11. Many of us work around children, so it’s a balancing act. I have three and a husband. Most of my blogging times are during naps and free play activities.
  12. We admire big name bloggers from afar and never really get a chance to speak to them. We are just fine with following their blog and social media accounts.
  13. We start gaining marketable skills that we learn online–graphic design, copywriting, and social media management to name a few. Our blogs can become a resume if we desire to create a service from the skills we’ve acquired.
  14. Blogging is emotional. If your site goes down there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Or at least frustration. No one wants to lose their hard work.
  15. Most of us are still trying to figure out email marketing how to make money blogging. Which shows in the 17% of bloggers who are making a living doing what they love. Wow, only 17 percent. We have a lot of work to do.

Although blogging is a growing trend for work at home businesses and for businesses to create more exposure, it is still a viable way to make money at home.

There things that all bloggers have in common. Here are 15. Maybe you will find yourself in one of these commonalities.
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12 thoughts on “15 Things About Blogging Only Bloggers Will Understand

  • May 10, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    I love collaborating with other bloggers, I have made some of the best friends that way!

  • May 10, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    I do agree with all of these! Blogging takes a lot of time and work and it’s not always giving back what you put in. But most of us believe it will one day.

  • May 10, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    This is perfect! Exactly how I feel. Especially 3. A simple *nice* on a post will make me smile. If ever given!

  • May 10, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Very true!! And I have my favorite bloggers and youtubers. Sometimes I leave them comments and when they reply back to my comments I always feel like I’ve just talked to a celebrity!! And 2 kids and 1 on the way so I try to squeeze in blogging whenever possible!!

  • May 10, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    OMG! #4 is how I feel about my podcast. I’m like, *taps microphone*, is this thing on? Anyone out there even listening (besides my cohost’s dad)?

  • May 10, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Oh this is soooo accurate!!!! I love these! You hit the nail on the head!!

  • May 10, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    I agree with so many of these, especially number 3 and number 9… I’m still new at blogging and I always feel like I’m not doing the right thing… Oh, and yes about admiring other big time bloggers from afar! I wish I had the nerve to actually contact them! Ha!

    • May 15, 2017 at 4:55 pm

      Those big time bloggers can be intimidating. So, admiring them from afar is not a bad idea.

  • May 9, 2017 at 8:46 am

    So true! Good thing we have a great blogging community that understands!


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