"Bloggers work their tails off, in case you haven't noticed."
There's a bit of a myth that's been going around the internet these past few years, of this polished and flawless Lifestyle Blogger with her extensive closet and her white marble kitchen; a lipstick collection worthy of a hoarders' therapy session. There's nothing wrong with wanting to join in fun, especially if you are excited by it: in fact, if you are excited by it, I recommend pursuing it wholeheartedly.
But there are some myths that need to be dispelled before you get in, because the water is not as clear as it looks on the surface.
1. We Live Perfect Lives
I talked more in-dept about this here, but the gist is that bloggers are not, in fact, perfect: we just happen to be really good at only showing the pretty parts. ;)
2. We're All Really Rich
Psh. NOPE. Poor as a Church mouse, dear reader, and working every spare minute to save for that money-eating dragon Life. And I promise I'm not the only one here who can't afford to buy Chanel lipsticks on the weekly, because to be honest it's only the small handful who have been really successful who can (and will) do that sort of spending.
3. We're Silver-Smooth in Any Social Situation
This one is probably the most hilarious. You should know that Bloggers are primarily writers and creators, meaning the job description does actually say "Cannot Speak Two Sensible Words Together Without Stumbling (but can write a piece worth more than your YSL lipstick collection)".
4. We Take Our Own Advice
Sadly, not true in too many cases, my own included. It's a common trait among us - the writer species in general, in fact - to be able to see easy solutions to anyone else's problems, while in the face of our own, problems become foreign species, and any diagnosis we may have discovered flies clear from our minds. XP
5. We Always Get Enough Sleep
In truth, most of us get the majority of our post-writing done past 11 PM.
What blogger stereotypes have you discovered to be false?