8 Misconceptions That Falsely Motivate People Into Blogging [Insights]

Almost every internet literate have a blog today technically. Having no idea of what to write and why, many internet computer literates have started creating blogs and started scribbling on them.

The motivation had not started at the point of availability of blogging platforms for free but at the point of their fellow onliners and friends getting famous or earning some bucks from blogging. They are somebody who never cared about the popularity and money but just kept writing till today.

They are the first bloggers, and it is how the blogging was started. Later, it took many routes and were becoming a choice of career for so many aspirants today.

In this article, I am going to talk about the most common misconceptions that are motivating people into blogging. I also want to suggest the newbies to turn those false beliefs into right motivation through insights of some case studies and my knowledge.

8 Major Misunderstandings About Blogging

Following are the main faults that wrongly drive people to get into the blogging. 


1. Blogging Makes Easy Money

Unfortunately, it has become the primary motivation for most of the blogging beginners today. Blogging aspirants have started thinking as if the blogging is an easy way to earn money. It is one kind of wrong bait to catch the big fish.

Making money is not that easy, no matter if it is online or offline. Every buck needs a sweat drop shed (though you work in AC environment). This misconception was all started back in those times when ‘view/click-ads-and-earn’ programs sprung up spoiling the advertiser-publisher relationship.

This kind of programs encouraged a zombie computer user to sit in front of the screen and view/click on some ads for 30-40 seconds each to get $0.001 into their accounts.

What! Seriously?

Yes, I am serious about it. How much time will it take for you to earn $1 with that frequency? Just think about it. Isn’t it scary?

People who get used to see Nano-bucks (I should say ‘Nano’) adding into their accounts with ‘0’ implementation of mind will become reluctant to work on the ‘real’ projects. If you are the one who just got turned on to blogging from such kind of programs, you got loads of things to learn.

Blogging, when talking about commerciality here, is a part of marketing activity.

You sell your content here, improvise its value by time to time with the help of SEO and networking techniques. The earnings will not start by themselves, or you will become rich overnight. Have patience!

2. Everyone is Making Money By Blogging

Every blogger is making money from blogging is one of the most common blogging misconceptions that falsely motivating the youngsters in the countries like India into a career path that they never chose.

Unfortunately, it crawled on to blogging as well. I remember those times when our brothers & sisters, aunties & uncles craving for jobs in growing software industry. Computer programming was new to everyone at those times. Only a few people could take a step forward into it, that too because they are passionate about it.

Later the times come when people irrespective of the engineering branches started getting into software industry just because of the growth and cultural changes they’ve seen in their seniors. It has set a blind belief in the youngsters and their parents that the software jobs are high paying.

Neither all software jobs are high paying, nor the employees are skillful as of today. The blind belief has driven almost every youngster in the country into the industry giving the surplus amount of options to the companies that drastically reduced the salary thresholds. The sad thing is people still wanted to go for software irrespective of their interest.

Ahem! Ahem! I know that this post is about blogging!

Oh Yeah! It is! I find this scenario very close related to blogging. Blogging industry is growing now. The number of blogs in the blogosphere has increased exponentially in a span of 10 years.

I had a friend who created five blogs at five different times watching me earning through blogging. He even got Google AdSense approved for those five times with my little help, but he never worked on any of them seriously.

Entering into blogging being inspired by someone is good but doing the same because someone is growing in front of your eyes in the same industry kills your valuable time. Neither you can produce quality content nor can you earn an empty shell from it.

If you are thinking of setting up a blog with no particular aim, don’t do it now. Everyone else is doing it; that doesn’t mean you should do it too. You can earn on something else that you are good at. If you think you can link blogging to it, then think about it.

3. Blogging is just Hitting the Publish Button

Most of the newbie bloggers will literally have this blogging misconception. Publishing the blog post is the only definition of blogging for them. I used to believe this even. I have a hunch that you had this misconception too.

Every blogger will come to know about the importance of promotion after publishing the blog post in the evolution later.

I know many wonderful bloggers who still struggle to get the website search traffic they deserve. Their earnings are less, but they write A-class content every time. Being a blogger takes the adherence of some changes.

Blogging is not just jotting down the knowledge on to your blog in the form of individual blog posts, but it also involves promoting them to the horizons of the virtual world. Hitting the ‘publish’ button can only create the notice, it is your job to pin (not Pinterest pin) it in the right place.

No matter how good the content is, it would go in vain if it is not read by your readers. Make up you promotional strategies along with your idea of starting up a blog.

Start using the two legs first, you will then learn how to walk and even how to run in no time.

4. Blogging Makes Anyone An Overnight Star

There are many ‘blogger celebrities’ in this blogosphere. Yes! I mean ‘blogger celebrities’, not ‘celebrity bloggers’.

Let me clear the difference between the both. ‘Blogger celebrities’ are those who become famous because of their blogging style and number of followers whereas ‘celebrity bloggers’ are those who are already famous in their respective fields and also do blogging as a hobby.

For example, Nirmala madam is a ‘blogger celebrity’ and Amitabh Bachchan is a ‘celebrity blogger’.

Becoming an overnight star is another blogging misconception that drives people into blogging. Earning a name in any field takes time to establish yourself in the industry.

To become a ‘blogger celebrity’, you must leave your footprints in the blogosphere with your versatile blogging and networking skills.

Also, it is your readers who should honor you a title in the industry not for yourself. It is laughable to see some mediocre bloggers calling themselves superstars of blogging.

Remember those tales where heroes will be chosen because of their qualities? The same happens in the case of blogging as well!

5. Blogging Means Google

Google have got into our nerves totally. People even started to believe that their internet connection is working when only they see Google logo displayed on their browsers.

Google is not the whole internet. It is more than a search engine of course, but it is not the only master out there. Just like the same, blogging is not Google.

The job of search engines is to index the content on the websites and show the best of their links to its users.

The blog is also a website, building content on it continuously. Search engines crawl and rank your blog posts only if they are relevant and quality enough. This misconception is an addition to that ‘Blogging is AdSense’ which I’m going to discuss later in the post. 

Newbie bloggers will get discouraged quickly if their blog posts don’t rank on Google SERP. As we talked about it earlier, blogging is not all about hitting the publish button, it needs some strategies to be implemented to get into the limelight.

Optimize your blog to reader-friendly for both humans and robots. Consider all search engines. Your blog should not be confined to a single search engine because you content should be accessible to everyone on the globe, not for only those who use Google.

I remember aspirants asking me to teach the basics of blogging and the ways to earn through it with the help of Google and ad clicking (they mean AdSense). The interest is driven by the motivation that we have discussed in the point no.2, “because everyone is doing it, so do me”.

In a nutshell, make your blog accessible to every search engine not just Google and every human being out there (if you have no particular traffic targeting ideas). If not Google, blogging is not done. You might have thousands of subscribers to listen to your updates on social media, through emails and other search engines.

6. Blogging is Manipulating Search Engines

The want of earning easy money from blogging would direct your initial thoughts to manipulate search engines.

Manipulating search engines to get on to the top of SERP is an unethical process of blogging. This practice might pull your blog down from search engine’s index as quick as it ranks because of those techniques you used.

Some event bloggers and only money focused bloggers still practice these techniques that are also called as black-hat techniques. Optimizing your blog for search engines is not bad but unethical optimization would kill your blog quickly.

For example, optimizing the obsolete code and removing errors in the website code to load it fast is one of the ethical ways of doing search engine optimization as it helps web crawlers understand and access the information much efficiently.

Blogging is not only for event bloggers and money makers. The main motivation is that to share with the world the bloggers’ individual knowledge and information. Making money out of it was emerged in later times.

If you are focusing on an event blog, think about making it eternal in the course of time. Your work after a year on it would pay off iteratively after then.

Don’t just create blogs to manipulate the search engines and to make money from them in the short time.

It would lead to the invention of new algorithms by search engine authorities to weed out obsolete and low-quality content from their databases.

7. Blogging is AdSense

It is one of the major blogging misconceptions of all times. It is good if the bloggers get motivated by Google’s contextual advertising program, AdSense but, bad if motivated ‘only by’ AdSense.

The scope of earning through a blog with AdSense ads on it have set this false belief in the blogosphere.

Yes! It is true that a blogger can make the most of his content through Google AdSense. But the term ‘making-the-most-of’ is much broader than that.

Blogging is not all about earning through AdSense. It is sad to see people stopping blogging just because the Google disables the Adsense account or didn’t get the Adsense approval. 

Let me tell you my little story with AdSense and blogging,

I remember those first days of getting AdSense account and making nothing out of it. I got my AdSense account years ago but haven’t implemented it on the blog I got it approved for (yet). I applied for it because everyone else was having it and talking about it.

At those times, I don’t even believe that a term ‘online earning’ existed for real. I worked on it later after knowing the real scope and value of what I got for my blog and succeeded.

But, AdSense was never my motivation for starting up a blog. So, I won’t take it much into my blogging strategies even today.


Let me tell you another story that is right in contrast with mine,

Recently, I’ve seen a status update of a commercial blogger on Facebook, boasting of his commercial success and criticizing those bloggers who do it for passion with a weird looking meme of Leonardo DiCaprio.

Yes, that was sarcastic! But right after 24 hours I’ve seen another status of him with a different meme of Leonardo DiCaprio showing the fear of rumored Google spam algorithm update.

Summarizing the perception of this point, I would like to suggest you not to blog for AdSense, I mean only AdSense. It might give you pleasure at the initial stages, but you will lose yourself in the course of time.

You’d lose the quality of the blog sometimes and might have to fear about the Google or any other search engine’s never stopping optimizing updates.

A friend of mine who helped me in the initial stages of blogging merely stopped it because, he always depended on and blogged for AdSense.

I’m ain’t against Google AdSense. It is one such best revenue sources for any average career blogger. I’m telling you not to depend on it solely.

8. Blogging is an Easy Career Option

Blogging can be a career choice for anyone irrespective of the educational qualification. One must keep learning when once decided to walk into it; otherwise you would experience Blogger’s Block

Just like any other corporate job, blogging also needs writing, researching, little coding, learning, networking, and marketing skills to get on the board for a safe flight. There is no such thing called ‘easy’ in case of serious career.

This misconception includes considering blogging only for homemakers, retired employees, students, and jobless. If so, there would not have been blogger millionaires who shifted onto blogging from high paying secured corporate jobs.

Blogging is not a B-grade job, and it is not that easy to choose it as a career.


Blogging is the rising field. Bloggers are emerging, (even) with startups to help newbies and companies connect with each other to re-discover the marketing strategies.

Your motivation to take blogging (as a career) should not be polluted by any of those non-practical misconceptions.

I hope that I’ve debunked some facts about those false blogging motivations and it is left to your perceptions now to understand.

I sincerely thank Mrs. Nirmala for inviting me to her blog and allowing me to share my two cents of knowledge about it.

I’d rather be delighted to read your thoughts on the topic and reply to them here. What are your viewpoints on these blogging misconceptions? Share them in the comment section. 

61 thoughts on “8 Misconceptions That Falsely Motivate People Into Blogging [Insights]”

  1. Hi Sasidhar,
    This is one of the great posts for bloggers especially newbies.
    I strongly agree with your 8 points.
    As you said, if anyone thinking that blogging is all about google Adsense then I’m really sorry about them. Even, I didn’t get the google Adsense approval yet. But still I’m earning reasonable money every month through affiliate marketing.
    Great tips and thanks for shared this post.

  2. Thanks for sharing this, Sasidhar!

    Too many people start blogging for the wrong reasons and end up giving up. Blogging takes a lot of time, patience, and networking to be successful. Gladly passing this along as many should read it.


    1. Nirmala Santhakumar

      Pleasure Sasidhar 🙂

      I would like to encourage the passionate bloggers by offering the guest blogging opportunity. Keep blogging!

  3. I guessed 1,2,7,8 which is perhaps the biggest misconception about blogging. But it’s on the vane now anyway… There is one more misconception about blogging: Some people think only lonely people blog!

    Destination Infinity

    1. Nirmala Santhakumar

      Welcome to my blog Rajesh Sir,

      Thanks for getting time to read this post and nice to know your viewpoints on blogging misconceptions.

      I agree with the blogging misunderstanding mentioned by you, I would like to thank you for adding the value to the post.

      Keep coming to share your thoughts.

    2. Hi Rajesh sir,

      Yes they are the absolute top listers. I agree with your added point as many people think that only introverts and lonely people blog. I hope the time to prove it wrong is not so far from today.

      Thank you so much for stoppingby and adding value to the post.

      Have a great day 🙂

  4. Hi Sashidhar,

    I am very happy to see you on Nirmal mam’ blog, so many young people are entering into blogging career in India, it’s good positive sign as improves knowledge in particular topic.

    Within short period of time every new blogger will understand how much difficult it is to earn 100$ from his blog, some of them will demotivate and quit blogging.

    If he knows (misconceptions)all the points you discussed in this article, he may not lose interest until he reaches his goal.

    Blogging is something somebody is doing it as hobby and someone especially for money, we have successful in these two types.

    You can earn money from blogging only if you know how to write content which ranks better in search engines and how to promote it to reach more people and how to monetise that traffic, all these tactics will come by experience , if you stick to the blogging and learns the dynamics blogging you will definitely become successful.

    1. Hi Sid,

      I’m excited to be here too. Sadly, the core motivtion of blogging is the money, not the skill and interest. As I said in the post about the software boom and how youngsters attracted to it, people want to take an easy path that earns them a promised amount by the end of the month.

      I’ve seen people saying that they are not god at writing but good at SEO and promotion but they still wanted to blog. There is a need to learn the difference between the both.

      You have mentioned very nice core points related to the post. Thank you so much for the appreciation and your time in writing your response here.

      Have a great day 🙂

    2. Nirmala Santhakumar

      Hi sid,

      Your comment reveals your blogging passion, Good!

      Nice to read your comment and yes, bloggers should possess a precise writing skill to please the search engines and audience as well. They should be a good marketer to promote their content.

      Thanks for getting time to leave your valuable thoughts, keep visiting!

  5. Hello Sasidhar,

    Yet another lovely post! I can very well guess how much you have worked on this post. Gosh I’d love to write like you one day 🙂

    I must admit that I was too wrongly enticed into blogging for fame and money. I could relate to every point on this post. While I was reading this post, my blogging journey flashed in front of me.. How I start my blog, how I used to write articles, and so on. I slowly went on to discover small yet significant bits like money making is NOT as easy as pie, hitting the publish button is accompanied by a lot of other important tasks, Content is the King and it’s definitely not easy.

    Still blogging is an unsolved mystery for me, and I have a feeling it will take quite some time to solve it (or never solve it). I enjoy discovering it bit by bit. I learn something new from very post I read no matter how much I know about the topic.

    Many people have approached me to ‘teach’ them blogging. I find it really hard explaining the misconceptions. I guess you have made thing simpler for me now. 🙂


    1. Hi Deb,

      Thank you so much and sentenses like that motivates any blogger to peak of the moutain. I think you have already climbed on to another level. You write very well too and I can see that in your posts on Amfas Tech. When you are writing, just write. Proof read, internal link, optimize keywords and do whatever later. That’s what I do too.

      Cheers 🙂

  6. Sasidhar, congratulations on your guest post and well done. All valid points and can not argue with any.

    It is very important for new bloggers to understand that blogosphere is a hugely competitive space nowadays. You need to get to the basics of personal development, hard and smart work and consistency to cut it.

    Well done again and keep it up.

    1. Thank you Ahmed and I feel great to get an opputunity to write on MMF.

      Blogging is not an easy career as well. One needs to develop personally, work hard smartly and consistently as you said.

      Thank you so much. That inspires!

      Have a great day 🙂

    2. Nirmala Santhakumar

      Hey Ahmad,

      Nice to see your here and I agree with your viewpoint on blogging.

      Glad you feel great to contribute here, Sasidhar. Keep your good work.

  7. Thanks for the article…You have very well categorized all the misconceptions about blogging. I agree all your misconceptions and it is very much required a real passion to enter into the blogging. Earning and traffics will automatically generate with your quality content.

    1. Hi Ravi,

      Even I believe the same. If we could write a quality blog post and do proper fillings on SEO (whitehat), there would be nothing else to worry about. Everything else will be taken care of angels from heaven.

      Thanks for the appreciation!

      Have a good day 🙂

  8. Hi ma’am
    Blogging is however, very time-consuming and it is likely to be said that there is very easy to earn money from it. But unfortunately, it is not unlike getting a jackpot. You have described everything perspicuous.

  9. Hi Sasidhar,

    You did a great job! Nice to see you at Nirmala ma’am’s blog. 🙂

    I loved the featured image and the comic strips which you’ve created. From title to sub-headings everything sounds so interesting and refreshing.

    One of the biggest misconception I get to see is… People feel writing content is enough. They are sadly mistaken, blogging isn’t just about writing content, it is also about the ways and strategies you use to market the content and yourself.

    Another misbelief especially among the novice bloggers is, they think everyone has got unlimited resources and time to help them out. Some of the bloggers just don’t want to reciprocate but want to extract as much as they can. Nothing wrong in asking for help, but I firmly believe in reciprocation.

    We all have certain shortcomings and we can find out a mutually beneficial way to help each other. Would you agree?

    The rest you have already covered in the post. I can’t resist from sharing this post over at Twitter and G+. Enjoy your rest of the day. 🙂


    1. Hi Rohan,

      Thank you for such a sweet and nice response. Blog, in the sense of making money should be promoted well. It’s a part of marketing activity. I also agree with your second point on taking too much and giving back nothing. I’ve also see people demanding answers from the senior bloggers without regarding their free time and interest. Thanks for reminding these two points. They surely add value to the post.

      Have a good day 🙂

  10. What an important post, indeed! 🙂
    Surely, if newbies implement these strategies in developing their online presense, they will see great results. I have no doubt about it. 🙂

  11. Hello, Sasidhar
    When i started blogging i made these mistakes. Specially one thing i want to repeat that “Blogging is Not Adsense” . I think This attention guide will help newbies to take blogging as challenge.

    1. Hi Al,

      Many bloggers do that, even the high earners. If they get suceeded, they’ll continue and if they not, they’ll leave that blog and start another again. I hope it helps as we both are anticipating!

      Thanks for taking time to respond to this article. Have a good day 🙂

  12. Wow, really informative article. My blogging started as a passion towards writing, it just continued as an extension of it. Sadly, I didn’t get Adsense approval and didn’t bother about it after a few tries I got banned altogether by adsense which cited some strange reasons. But i haven’t stopped blogging because I don’t do it for money. money would have been good though, it would be encouraging to make something out of it but money or no money, i’m still here blogging 🙂

    1. That was the first inspirational comment i’ve read on this article so far. Glad to meet such a passionate blogger. AdSense is definetely not blogging and making moeny out of it is definetly not the only outcome you should look for.

      I’m delighted to see your comment friend. Good day 🙂

    2. Nirmala Santhakumar


      Good to know your love on blogging, thanks for sharing your blogging journey in a brief manner. Keep coming!

  13. Hi Sasidhar,

    First time visiting 🙂

    Well, I had written a guest post on another blog a couple of years ago that referred to passion and business. I had discussed the concept of using something we are passionate about as a “means” rather than a genuine form of self-expression – which is the reason I feel some people fail at their attempts with their projects.

    Blogging being one of them.

    At the time, I was using my own blog as a form of self-expression without a plan to use it as a business. These days, my job is to unite the two concepts and organize it so that it remains a passion of mine, but also creates a meaningful way to earn a living.

    I figure the entire process is about balance. Do something you enjoy because it comes from the authentic self, but apply strategies to make sure it returns the energy you give it.

    This is my take anyway.

    I enjoyed the post a lot. Nice to meet you.

    1. Hi Dana,

      Nice to meet you too. Your coming into blogging and its transformation is quite an inspiration to the fellow bloggers as well. Get going with what we love is way to live a true life of course.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts about the article. Have a good day 🙂

  14. Hey Sasidhar,

    You are right on every point. There is this misconception that as soon as you touch a blog and publish content, that’s when the money start rolling in.

    There is way more to blogging than this. Above all, there’s going to be a lot of disappointment for most people. But on the flip side, you can still make it a career and earn a lot of money with it. It just take a lot of sweat and tears to do so.

    Probably the easiest way to at least get some results is through networking with other bloggers. Especially if they have a great following themselves. A lot of people will start off with blog commenting or do as you just did here by guest posting. With that you start to build your reputation and you’ll start to see some results as far as your stats. And from my experience, once you get to a certain point, then you start to earn money.

    Thanks for sharing Sasidhar! I hope you’re having a great weekend!

    1. Hi Sherman,

      Yes, it is true that people have no passion. They want to sow the seed and wanna see a big tree coming out of it in one night stand. Networking is the right method to rech out other bloggers and readers as well. Later then, the money stars flowing.

      Thank you so much for taking time and sharing your thoughts in here.

      Have a great day 🙂

  15. Hi Sasidhar,

    Your misconceptions are really true, they are spot on. These are myths that some people hold, especially Newbie bloggers, but thank to a post like yours that seek to address the issue.

    Thanks for sharing.



  16. Hey Sasidhar,

    What a post. I smiled when you talk about when we first come into blogging all we think we have to do is push publish. I got cranky about it for a while. Keep walking in circles going – great I finally decide to take my chance writing and I have do more than tap around on the computer.

    But I love a challenge and I enjoy understanding systems well enough to know what I like and don’t like and apply my own edge.

    I was like you. I only got AdSense because that is what I read and saw on You Tube. I still don’t do anything with it, but I tell you I was determined to have it. I figure I have another six months before I start thinking about it seriously.

    I have struggled with marketing and other areas, but I do one thing at a time, get comfortable with it and move on. I figure what is the hurry if I am committed. Don’t worry I have days where it makes me moody, doubtful and a little grumpy. But the days that outweigh all this is when I feel inspired by those posts I read and the new connections I meet. How could I not love this beautiful nightmare.

    Money, well I plan to make heaps of it. No I really do, but I have only been in this business for five months, so I work solidly knowing it will be my turn down the track but no now. I don’t care, I finally found something that challenges past a couple of weeks.

    What a magnificent post. Great work.


    1. Hi Rachel,

      I was a victim of ‘hit the publish’ button thing. Would you beelieve that I had published 1500+ blogposts in a year? Haha! Everyone believied one or more misbeliefs in the beginning that I have mentioned.

      Your expereince with blogging, irrespective of the time you’ve been in it is really inspiring and it’s gonna add weight to the readers motivation if read your comment.

      Thank you so much for loving my post and for your appreciation. It makes my day!

      Have a great day 🙂

  17. What a great post, Sasidhar!

    People who think blogging means overnight SEO success, overnight money, and overnight internet influence… so many lessons to be learned.

    I might start directing some of my clients to this post for a healthy dose of reality. 🙂



    1. Hi Brent,

      I’m excited to have you here. It will be my honor if you could flow your client to this article.

      Thank you so much for taking time in leaving your valuable response.

      Have a great day 🙂

  18. Hi Sasidhar,
    Thanks for sharing this awesome post, many people start blogging for the wrong reasons and end up giving up. Blogging takes a lot of time,effort, patience, and networking to be successful.


  19. Hey Sasidhar
    First of all, I would appreciate your efforts for writing such a nice and detailed post out of insights. I totally agree with you and doing blogging actually a piece of cake. Blogging is a game of skills and passion. However an upgradation in skills can surely give bucks; though with great practice 😉

    1. Hi Disha,

      Thank you so much for taking time in writing a encouraging feedback. Skills need practice and practice need time. It’s a multi-dimensional chaos theory after all.

      Have a good day!

    1. Hi Mahesh,

      Thank you for being a avid reader of my blogposts. I’ll surely be updating more useful stuff on mine and my fellow bloggers’ blogs as guest posts in future as well.

      Thank you 🙂

  20. Hi Sasidhar

    Awesome post !!!

    It’s a fact that your blog posts are so unique and interesting and I enjoys a lot while reading your posts because you explained your post very deeply in a very easy and clear language.

    Thanks for your support and Happy Blogging 😀

  21. I always like those people who are telling the truth about making money online! It’s not happening in the blogging profession, it also happens to the almost every type of online money making techniques. We should remember that making money in an honest way is never so easy both in online and off line.

    1. You are right friend. Money making either online or offline is not that easy. Thanks for taking time in sharing your thoughts about the article 🙂

  22. One more thing that blogging requires some luck too. Without it also you cannot succeed ever if you do a lot of hard work. This is from my personal experience.

    1. There is no such thing called luck bro. It is not a Casino game to test your luck. Blogging or any other job needs the best of your efforts in sync with your intelligence.

      Hope you understand my point.

      Have a good day and all the best 🙂

  23. Hahaha, I am also trapped in blogging… It’s good as well as bad, Sometimes I earn like I can’t even do in a year with a job, and sometimes It’s very little.

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