Blogging is a newish an amazing part of the media. It’s taken the world by storm and introduced a more personal and effective way of marketing. I’ve been blogging for about four years. I would say I have some expertise in it, but I’ve had so many breaks from mental health and illness my numbers and stats aren’t what they could be. I’m okay with that.
One thing that really gets on my nerves is how nosy people are about bloggers and Youtubers or any online creators. Prime example is on Good Morning Britain (you can search it on YouTube), Richard the host asked Louise Pentland outright ‘are you rich?’ and asking how much she makes essentially. People wouldn’t dream of asking that to anyone else and he seemed a bit taken back when she asked him the same question back. I mean, what do you expect?
This new media is almost like a battle for tv and magazines to keep up but some take it too far. They will write about them in any way to get more hits. They are so interested in how much they earn and how they earn their money. IT IS THEIR JOB. Everyone has a job and everyone earns money from it. It is so rude to ask people these types of questions. Period.
I have this all the time. When people find out I’m a blogger I get the same three questions nearly all the time.
- So what is blogging?
- Do you make money from it then?
- How much do you make?
If I was to turn around and ask them how much they make, I’m sure I would be met with a uncomfortable glare. It is the same for anyone. I appreciate it’s new and people are interested, but why not ask about what they do, bloggers are so proud of what they do and want to share it with the world. Please don’t just ask us personal and frankly uncomfortable questions.
This is 2018, blogging and YouTube has been around long enough now for people to be aware of it. It is also time to learn the etiquette for this matter, although to me it just seems like common sense. If you are a blogger or creator in any sense and get asked this, just ask them it back. It will surely stop them in this busybody-ness.
Have you experienced this? Let me know in the comments below!