As a new blogger and amateur writer for a while now I have been trying to perfect the crafts. There are a lot of articles on how to blog better, how to drive traffic, how to be a better writer, how to have a better routine, how to breathe better air in between tap-tap-tapping on the keyboard… Article after article.
Knowledge is everywhere, you just need to find the right sources, which can be a craft of its own.
But there is always a but(t).
What I have seemed to notice is that there are a lot more articles on blogging then there are people who use that advice to actually blog. It seems everyone who has ever tried something and succeeded/failed is trying to advise you what to do/not to do. Like people who are nobodies are out there giving ADVICE, without any real proof on their credibility on the matter at hand.
Everyone seems to know how things need to be done but sometimes it remains to be seen if that is fruitful in the first place.
And most of the advice is so vague, or is it just me? Write quality posts… post quality pictures on Instagram… network… I feel like that is a given, right? Or is it? If the vast majority give vague advice and it works for them, is there a problem with us? Maybe I just assume a lot, but that seems logical to me. Maybe the problem is in me. Maybe I assume too much…
But it boggles my mind why everyone is trying to make money from courses, e-books, webinars, and mentorships where people are just writing general knowledge that they applied on their blogs/website/writings, just changed a few things that may or may not have helped them succeed in the first place, and now they feel like they have the right to charge for that knowledge in a different package like they have discovered how time travel works. Now I am not going to be brutal, a lot of people out there do know their shit and are very knowledgeable, but a lot of the individuals out there just seem like they run a pyramid scheme and are juicing it until they can. Is it just me?
When I look for blogs it seems like I am flooded with a lot of blogs about blogging but not a lot of blogs I could find so far that focus on creating, that blog about their writing or something they have tried and it worked for them and that it is not known that it’s helpful. Something new… useful. I feel like we need more of those and sometimes I feel like I am just not looking at the right places. Of course, most of those people will not be loud as the ones who are trying to force their sales upon us.
Honestly, I there is a lot of valuable information out there that is helpful if you are totally lost and have no idea what to do. But most of the blogs I have run into just regurgitate the same mantra over and over and over again and I’m like, enough already. I’ve seen this exact same advice on a post a million times already, give it a break…
A good quote I have heard somewhere which is very convenient or this is: “People don’t want to be teachers to teach, they want to be a teacher since the staff room has donuts!” and this sums up exactly what I think and feel about “knowledge sellers”.
What’s the most mind-boggling thing is that they are all actually making a lot of money, so I don’t know, maybe I am in the wrong here.
Anyways, that is how I feel about this whole knowledge seller situation. Comment below if you have similar opinions, or opposing ones, I would love to read them. Make sure you are subscribed to my blog cuz sometimes I try to be comical, sometimes dark and sometimes serious, and I would love for you to read it.