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How To Reveal You’re a Blogger And Why You Shouldn’t Be Ashamed Of It

It all started with an email from a lovely girl, who happens to be a blogger as well, writing me such a nice comment about my blog and the desire to collaborate with me. I couldn’t be more happy to accept and to start brainstorming ideas. The lovely girl I’m talking about is Myrra and you can check out her great blog here

Myrra and I have many things in common: we are both students, not studying in our hometown/home country aaand we both have a blog! It happened to both of us that when we meet new people(and as you know when you travel or when you’re at college you meet A LOT of new people), the moment you want to say you have a blog, that “embarrassment” feeling arrives.Of course it depends on the type of person you find but in most of the cases, we usually wait to know better a person to tell them we are bloggers. This happens because, for experience, unfortunately people who are not into blogs, especially at our age, consider blogging as just a thing you do because you want to show yourself.. Or they just know about fashion blogs and they immediately make a joke about makeup or something (no rude reference to fashion blogs from our sides, we both follow loads of them!).

Anyway, in the end, we are proud bloggers, happy to have one and to being part of this blogging world. That’s why we thought that, since there might be other people who have this same “prejudice feeling”, we could share with you a few tips on how to reveal you are a blogger and why you should not be ashamed of it:

 

1 | BE CONVINCED

Whether you just want to say “ I have a blog” or if you want to tell more details about it, you should show you are proud and enthusiastic to have a blog. Actually it often happens that people would ask more about it and reveal themselves interested about what you write or why you started it and it’s always nice to talk with people who show interest on what you say!

 

2 | CONSIDER IT AS PART OF YOURSELF

In the end, if you have a blog it means you spend time on it right? Therefore, it’s part of the activities you do in your daily life. So if you don’t really know how to say that you have a blog, you could list it on the things you enjoy doing or on the activities you are busy with. It may also happen that it comes out while talking about a specific topic that the people you are talking with experienced it as well. As you can see, there are many reasons why the argument can come out, it’s just about taking the occasion 🙂

 

3 | SHARE IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

It helps, you know – getting the word out there that yes, I have a blog and yes, I am a blogger. Your friends and followers, whether or not they support you on your blogging journey, will definitely be informed that you own a blog. If you’re lucky and blessed with kind people in your life, some might just be your regular readers as well! Just remember not to make your posts just be all about YOU; it might annoy some of them. Once in a while, share some posts other people published that you think will be useful for your readers as well.

 

4 | KNOW YOUR NICHE

Now this is something to note about. When someone asks (or even question or debate) you about what you blog about or what your blog is about, knowing your niche is like having the automatic answer that you can tell them. For once, you could say “Oh, my blog’s target audience is _______ so that’s why I post or write about _______ in order to help them or for them to find my blog useful.” See, makes revealing makes easier, right?

 

5 | ACCEPT THE TRUTH AND ACCEPT WHO YOU ARE

The hard truth is that some people, even with you taking the best effort to explain yourself, would still not be impressed on what you do and who you are. But as the common quote says “Write to express, not to impress”, this also implies that you should blog not to impress anybody. Instead, remember that a lot of people out there, online or offline, are still waiting to read your posts every day, week, or month, just because they admire you as a blogger and find yours posts helpful and interesting. That’s what matters the most – you being able to express yourself, share your knowledge, and maybe even inspire other people. So keep doing YOU, love!

 

And oh, did we already tell you that you’re beyond amazing and that you have so much potential in you? That’s right, you heard us, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!

Please do not hesitate to comment down this post,  the both of us will check them out asap and would be glad to answer 🙂

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36 Comments

  • Reply Debbie

    Yay! Love this, Lisa. Your posts are always so inspiring and happy.
    I especially appreciate the point about writing to express rather than impress.
    Big smiles to you (and to Myrra too)
    Debbie

    25/10/2016 at 1:44
    • Reply Lisa // Fromdreamtoplan

      Thank you Debbie!! Yes that was one of my favourite points too 😉 Have a great day! XX

      25/10/2016 at 10:49
  • Reply Wendy

    I love this post! I suffer from the same uncomfortable embarrassment of sharing my blog with people. I am getting better at owning up to it, though and I hope to keep writing.

    25/10/2016 at 3:42
    • Reply Lisa // Fromdreamtoplan

      Glad to hear you liked it Wendy 🙂 Yes I totally feel you, but that’s good you’re getting along better with it! It’s definitely a thing that improves with time so I guess we just have to be patient and accept ourselves 😉

      25/10/2016 at 10:51
  • Reply Amanda

    Such great and empowering advice! Thank you for sharing!

    25/10/2016 at 3:53
  • Reply Jazzie

    hi lisa! this is actually my first time to visit your blog and i love it. the concept, the format, style.. very nice! 🙂 and i love this post, lisa! really makes sense and i really can relate. hihi. as a blogger, everything should be really clear and specific.

    25/10/2016 at 9:36
    • Reply Lisa // Fromdreamtoplan

      Thank you so much Jazzie for stopping by and for these kind words! Means a lot 🙂 And I’m glad you like the post and you could relate 🙂

      25/10/2016 at 10:52
  • Reply blessing boamah

    I love this post! I haven’t seen anyone really talk about this. I’ll admit sometimes I feel this way, but you are right I need to own it. My blog is something I am proud of.

    25/10/2016 at 10:32
  • Reply Alice

    Definitely needed to read this today. I finally added my blog link to my instagram yesterday and I’ve been stressing about it since I changed it! But you’re right, I just write about what I like and I shouldn’t be ashamed of it. Thank you for the really lovely post xxxxx

    25/10/2016 at 12:17
    • Reply Lisa // Fromdreamtoplan

      Oh girl, I totally feel you!! But WELL DONE! Despite your fears, you did it! Thank you for the nice comment, glad you could relate to the post 🙂

      26/10/2016 at 8:15
  • Reply Marioness

    Love it! This post was so helpful! I also started a blog a few months ago and sometimes I found really hard to say it so other people. So I hope that this can help me.
    I will defintley chec out this girl’s blog!
    https://marioness.wordpress.com
    Marioness

    25/10/2016 at 18:22
    • Reply Lisa // Fromdreamtoplan

      Glad to hear the post was useful! 🙂 Thank you for reading and commenting, and keep going with your blog! XX

      26/10/2016 at 8:11
  • Reply A

    OMG I really love this post!! è.e #WeAreBloggerAndWeLoveThat !!!

    26/10/2016 at 12:14
  • Reply Tay

    What a positive post. Thanks for sharing, as bloggers, sometimes we need to hear these things!:)

    26/10/2016 at 17:54
  • Reply Allison

    I know exactly what you’re talking about! It still happens to me! But you girls are right! It’s a part of me and I shouldn’t be afraid to hide it! Besides, I’ve met a lot of great kickass bloggers, like you!

    27/10/2016 at 5:43
    • Reply Lisa // Fromdreamtoplan

      Yes it stills happen to me too Allison, but I so so agree with you! The blogging community is amazing!! Thank you for stopping by 🙂

      27/10/2016 at 8:35
  • Reply Olga

    Absolutely love your article. It is so inspiring! Bravo! 🙂

    27/10/2016 at 13:32
  • Reply Where in the World

    Really enjoyed reading this – very relatable! I think sometimes we get embarrassed or shy about our blogs (especially when you first start blogging) because it’s something we’re passionate about, so criticism or people not taking you seriously can be difficult.

    28/10/2016 at 0:08
    • Reply Lisa // Fromdreamtoplan

      Exactly!! But trying to go over this embarrassment is the key, it might take a bit of time but it’s totally worth it! Thank you for reading and stopping by! 🙂

      28/10/2016 at 14:30
  • Reply Katelyn

    I nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award! Check out my latest post 🙂
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    28/10/2016 at 19:58
  • Reply Zorica

    Thanks for sharing, it is soo handy…
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

    31/10/2016 at 15:47
  • Reply Tabi

    This was so inspiring! After your lovely comment on MY blog, I thought I’d better look at YOUR blog, and it’s so amazing! Full of happiness and personality and I loved it straight away! Thanks 🙂

    02/11/2016 at 19:23
  • Reply Ellie

    Aw this is such a great post! Really like how simple the points are but how they can have such an impact! 😊
    Ellie

    04/11/2016 at 17:05
  • Reply Ruth

    Love this post. Very helpful.

    08/11/2016 at 1:29
  • Reply Jessica Swanda

    This is such a real problem, because bloggers can get a bit of a bad rap today. So it’s definitely worth talking about the fact that we can be proud of what we do and we can do it for our own personal growth, not for impressing other people. Good thoughts!

    19/11/2016 at 5:51
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