I wrote a post several months ago about why I don't like being called a blogger, which many members of the community seem to be in agreement about, since it's largely based upon misconceptions of what a blogger actually does. In receiving pitches, working on various projects and campaigns with publicists, and generally speaking to people outside of the industry, I've begun to realize that there are mass generalizations, which can even be considered stereotypes, about bloggers that are certainly untrue. I've polled some fellow bloggers to see what irks them when it comes to grouping us into one big bunch; sure, we've got a wide range of merits and skills, but that doesn't mean that we all possess the exact same qualities and interests too.
Danielle Melnyczenko, Danimezza
“What bloggers do is REALLY easy; they just go to parties, and get cool gifts.“
Dani says, “Bloggers don't just attend fancy events and roll around in free products. We work hard, hustle hard and at the end of the day ‘stuff' doesn't pay your rent but being professional, putting yourself out there and being a nice person will. “
Marina Klimasiewfski, Makeup Loves Me
“We know are tech-savvy/know how write code“
Marina says, “Many bloggers are up on the latest technology — but some of us just blog on topic we are passionate about (in my case beauty!) and struggle to design our sites and keep up with the newest social media.”
Which blogger misnomer have you experienced?
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