10 Interesting Truths About Bloggers

10 Interesting Truths About Bloggers

I've been blogging now for over a decade, and until a few years ago, blogging used to be more personal, giving us bloggers an opportunity to know each other better and even become friends.

We would share personal stories on our blogs, talk about our likes and dislikes in detail, sometimes rant together about stuff. Oh and there was no Instagram. So we'd even do the daily photo challenges on our blogs, complete with the background stories for each photograph.

Basically, we were a big virtual family.

And based on all my interactions with my "blog family", during all those years of "personal blogging", I came to some interesting realizations about bloggers in general.

Some of these insights into the bloggers tribe are amazing, some are outright funny! And I'm sure all bloggers reading this will be able to relate to these 10 interesting fun facts about bloggers.

10 Interesting Truths About Bloggers | 10 Fun Facts You Probably Didn't Notice About Bloggers

  1. Bloggers love books.

    Bloggers, as a general rule, are book lovers. Most love reading P.G. Wodehouse. Well, at least they have Wodehouse on their book-shelf.

    And their TBR pile is never-ending, because every time a blog buddy recommends a book, it automatically gets added on to the pile.

    They face all those challenges that other book lovers do, with one difference... they blog about those bookish challenges.

  2. Bloggers are amazing story-tellers.

    Oh yes! Bloggers love telling stories... even stories about how their little toddlers love telling stories!

    Their family members are often heard saying about them... "She takes 6 hours to narrate a 3-hour long movie."

    When they are conversing with their family members about something, they are told to "just give the short version, and save the details for their blog." Sighhhh.

  3. Bloggers are more prone to weight problems.

    Let's face it guys. No point in hiding the truth. Most of us are trying to lose weight.

    And we look at the handful of fit bloggers in our tribe with awe, thinking they are obviously from some different planet, or that their bodies are made from some different kind of material.

    Some of us even have a specific tag or category on our blog for this. (Ahem! Checks own 'tag-cloud'!)

  4. Bloggers excel at creating "something" from "nothing".

    Nothing is too insignificant for bloggers.

    We can dish out our "500 words" for practically anything under the sun... be it a flavored yoghurt from the market, or even just a glass of water! We can write a whole post on a one-line comment received from someone.

    Making mountains out of mole-hills?

    Oh yes, that phrase was coined for us.

  5. Bloggers are never really understood by their families.

    Our family and friends just don't get why we are so crazy about blogging. "You just have to sit in front of a computer and do a bit of writing and share a few photographs. What's the big deal about it?"

    Alas! They don't understand the creative process, the thirst of creating something different, wanting to stand out!

    But, while they may not understand us, thankfully, they have at least accepted our "insanity" by now. So they usually cooperate in our "blogging-adventures" without too much fuss or complaints. (READ: They have learnt that "quick" is "painless".)

  6. Bloggers are awesome jugglers.

    While professional bloggers do this full-time, small bloggers, like the ones in my blogger tribe, also have other occupations besides blogging. They manage families, kids, even other jobs some of them. And yes, they have other hobbies too, besides blogging.

    The more seasoned and prolific the blogger, the better s/he becomes at time management. Work, home, socializing, reading, blogging, playing virtual games... these are nothing more to them than balls in an expert juggler's hands.

  7. Bloggers are an innovative lot.

    Blogging, inevitably, makes us innovative and, as we Indians like to put it, "jugaadu". If a post has to be done, it just has to be done. It doesn't matter how many boxes we have to "think out of" in the process.

    For example, the time when I had to post on "Broken", but couldn't find any broken stuff in my house. Or the time when I had to post a picture of a "Kiss", with red lipstick, but I didn't have a red lipstick!

    Bottom-line: I've done some really weird things for my blog... AND I've seen my fellow bloggers also do equally crazy stuff for their blogs.

  8. Bloggers are a multi-talented species.

    Oh yes! Whoever thinks that blogging is only about writing and posting pictures, is downright dumb.

    Bloggers are skilled at so many different things. Writing, photography, using photo-editing tools... these are a mandatory part of our skill-set. Some of us even acquire varying degrees of web-designing skills, just to be able to beautify our blogs to our liking. Not to forget our varying degrees of SEO and social-media skills.

    In fact, why don't you just go ahead and read my full post on Blogger's Arsenal?

  9. Bloggers can have their "Eureka" moments anytime, anywhere.

    Yupp. Like all creative people, bloggers can get hit by blog ideas anytime, anywhere... a discussion on Facebook, while at work, in their dreams, while cooking, while painting their nails, even in the shower!

    (Note: Here are my Top Sources of New Blog Post Ideas.)

    And, while they may not run out naked like Archimedes, they might burn the dinner, (or even forget about it completely!), or they could just "zone-out" in the middle of a conversation, or a movie, and start typing furiously in the memo app on their phone.

  10. Bloggers love "blogger jokes".

    You know, like we Indians have our "sardar-ji jokes", bloggers have "blogger jokes". And they love sharing these "blogger jokes" with other bloggers. And they also love listening to, or reading about, "blogger jokes". Or anything funny about bloggers really.

    And I'm quite positive that as they are reading this post, they are nodding their head in agreement, AND laughing out loud at the funny bits. :D :D :D

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So there are the 10 truths I've noticed about bloggers. Ten interesting fun facts that all bloggers usually share.

Which of these do you relate to as a blogger?
And if you're not a blogger, but have a friend or family member who is, then which of these would you say applies to him/her?
Would you like to add to this list?

Here's more in "#TenOnTuesday"!

This is my 20th post for A to Z 2019.

I have attempted this challenge twice before, and published one kindle ebook out of it. You can get it on amazon: A to Z of Blogging: Take Your Blog To the Next Level.

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Smita said...

ha ha ha ha ha!!! So very true!!! Lemme do a point wise check on me

1. I am book lovers. though never read P.G. Wodehouse

2. Gottcha!!

3. I indeed have a weight problems & I am most definitely trying to lose weight. And I have a page for it :D

4. I wrote a prose about typing yesterday :D

5. My hubby works on the HTML of my blog!!! My son poses for my pictures :D

6. I am called super woman by many (though I do not agree with it

7. On of these Sundays my hubby was just not giving me the comp...I did a jugaad and fed him so much that he slept and I had the comp :D

8. Multi-talented? That I am not :'-(

9. ha ha ha ha I do that!!! Even if I see a cat I think, "can I blog about it?" :D

10. I played along with this post and see even did a cross check on me so of course I am laughing ;)

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Smita! See... you did it again! Point no. 2 was totally dedicated to you and your story-telling kiddo!

Your post on typing, yesterday, was just brilliant! You bring new meaning to the phrase - "creative liberty"! :D

Btw, did your hubby figure out yet that you over-fed him just to keep him away from the PC? ;-)

And funny you should mention writing about seeing a cat... I have done that too! :P This post... :D

Rajlakshmi said...

Hahaha 😂😂😂 this is so true... The family members are not spared... Every word they utter will go in our blogs... Totally enjoyed reading this... Quite an observation you made!

Shilpa Garg said...

Hahaha! This is such a fun post and so true. I was nodding my head on all the points. Book lovers, story tellers, making mountain out of molehills, looking our for 'masala' for blog everywhere, not understood by family, juggling so many roles.... all this is true for me.
The other day I was telling KG that I am so busy and have so much work, He asked about my work load. I told him I have to write my next day's post, read and comment on 20+ blogs, write some more and schedule as work travel is on the cards.... And he gave me such a look and rolled his eyes. :D

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

I was recently told that blogging is for "old people." I think blogging is for people who want to explain things in more than 280 characters, uninterrupted. :D But I did go and give a decent try at Instagram. It's awful. I like my blog because I get to create a resource of stories that is useful to other storytellers :)

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Shilpa Gupte said...

Hmmmm.....so you take 6 hours to narrate a 3 hour movie story!!?? 🤣🤣🤣
But, I totally agree with every point here. You know,I get that Eureka moment almost anywhere, anytime! Anything related to food, health, lifestyle...All of it goes into my list of posts to write about. At times I am embarrassed at myself for being so crazy about blogging, but it's what has kept me sane through all the madness that Life is!
Loved this post, Kaddu! It's as cute as you!

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