When a blogger tries to be a guru in everything.

Since it is Tuesday, my topic will be about my experiences as a blogger.

Funny as it may sound, but this topic is something that I am guilty of since I know little about blogging and did everything I could to appear as if I am already a pro in it.

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And you know what, it was honestly not a good feeling talking to your readers as if you’re an expert in everything.

As my journey of being a blogger goes on, I’ve come to realize that we still need to consult people or do a little bit of research to have a better knowledge on a certain topic than to try hard enough to appear to be a smart one.

I bet in general, we have assumed that exploring is understandable and so we’ve treated everything posted on our blog like our own.

In my blogging career, I’ve seen many bloggers who don’t put a value on recognizing their sources of information. They also shared several photos without giving any credits to whoever or where those photos taken. They tried so hard to give several information, but failed to mention where did they get all of those.

We live in unfair world, where the people who worked hard enough are the ones who do not receive enough credits for creating a masterpiece.

The truth is…

We can never be a guru in everything. Thus, we need to recognize those sites and people we’ve illegally used their sources.

While I understand that being a blogger is a long learning process, they would appreciate us more if we will only focus on what we know about or something we are truly good at and not trying to be good at everything.

I know that it is a nice feeling to be viewed as a well-rounded person, but what we are most forgetting in making our blog is that…

We must find ourselves in it.

What I’m trying to say is that, we should be honest with our readers. Don’t try to exaggerate things just for us to get an attention from the crowd. After all, nobody wants to be liked by people we are not.

Now, I want to ask about your own struggle in your blog.

It is normal to experiment first, but losing our own identity in order to gain a lot of readers is just like putting all our efforts into waste.

Why?

Because one day, we will all become tired and exhausted becoming someone we are not.

So while it is not too late, just be real with our content. Just like what I’ve said on my previous post, we can’t expect everyone to like everything we post.

All of us have different tastes and interests in life, so try not to feel little with our work.

But count everything as our progress. Whether it is a small or big achievement, we have to recognize it.

As long as we are trying hard and working hard, everything will surely pay off.


Have you tried to be a guru in everything?


If yes, what has been the most awful experience you’ve encountered from your readers? Feel free to comment below!

Thank you for reading my blog post and my next topic will be published after this week.

Author: Zandra L.

A writer and a manager by accident.

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