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5 Types Of Sacrifices That Bloggers Make

5 Types Of Sacrifices That Bloggers Make

When it comes to blogging, bloggers are always making sacrifices (It is just that their readers are unaware of the sacrifices that the bloggers made to get the content in front of their eyes).

Sometimes, sacrifices are necessary for meeting those publishing deadlines.

As someone who has been blogging since 2008, I am going to let you know what some of those sacrifices are.

So, read on, my friend.

1.) Giving Up An Hour Or Two Of Sleep

Yes, my friend, it is true about some bloggers giving up an hour or two of their sleep. For example, if a blogger usually wakes up at 6:00 AM, they will set their alarm for 4:00 AM.

Their whole purpose for getting up earlier than they usually do is for them to start working on a blog post.

The truth is that a lot of personal bloggers have other aspects of their lives that they need to attend to; such as:

  • Preparing breakfast for their family members.
  • Getting their children ready for school.
  • Going to their place of employment.
  • Getting themselves ready for school.

Now, that is only a small drop in the proverbial bucket; people (who are bloggers) do all sorts of things during the day.

And, then there is the case of the blogger who goes to bed an hour or two later.

If one has been busy with work and all sorts of different activities during the day, the only time that they have available for blogging would be at nighttime.

Therefore, the person who usually goes to bed at 8:00 PM will make an effort to stay awake at 9:00 PM or 10:00 PM in order for them to get their quota of blogging done.

2.) Giving Up An Hour Of Television

I have sacrificed an hour of viewing movies on television for the sake of writing blog posts (And, I am sure that there are other bloggers who also do the same thing).

On a positive note, the majority of the movies that I want to watch are online; which means, I can always watch them after I have completed my blog posts.

The whole idea is to see to it that you always get your quota of blog posts completed; thus ensuring that your viewing audience always has something to read from you.

3.) Roaming All Over The Place In Search Of Free Wi-Fi

Instead of relaxing in the comfort of their homes, there are a bunch of bloggers who go roaming in search of free Wi-Fi (They are usually the impoverished ones).

Free Wi-Fi is mostly found at:

  • Coffee shops
  • Ice cream parlours
  • Fast-food restaurants

A lot of bloggers have taken advantage of the free Wi-Fi that is available at those business places.

In the literal sense, those bloggers went the extra mile to ensure that they published a blog post on their blog.

While it is commendable of them of making sure that they get their quota of blogging done, they are placing themselves at risk of being hacked.

Anyone who is in the habit of using free Wi-Fi should read, Denis Manyinsa’s article, What Are the 4 Biggest Dangers of Using Public Wi-Fi Networks?

4.) Giving Up Their Privacy

Female fashion bloggers are known for giving up their privacy (They do that by having photos taken of them in beautiful outfits).

While most people really could not care who those women are, there are stalkers out there who are watching their every move in real-time.

When you are into fashion, you end up being easily identified by your viewing audiences worldwide.

5.) Putting Themselves At The Risk Of Having Their Reputation Tarnished

The bloggers who risk having their reputations tarnished are the ones who:

  • Publish blog posts that are based on conspiracy theories.
  • Publish blog posts that are against the agenda of their country’s ruling political party.
  • Publish blog posts that are based on the wrongdoings of people.

If you publish those types of blog posts, some people are going to call you a liar or a crazy person.

Bloggers who want to expose the truth know that they are risking the loss of their good reputation by publishing those types of blog posts.

Final Thoughts

As you have discovered, bloggers are known to make all sorts of sacrifices and they range from:

  • Giving up an hour or two of sleep.
  • Giving up an hour of television.
  • Roaming all over the place in search of free Wi-Fi.
  • Giving up their privacy.
  • Putting themselves at risk of having their reputation tarnished.

Some of these sacrifices do pay off; others not so much.

Thank you for reading!

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90 thoughts on “5 Types Of Sacrifices That Bloggers Make

  1. I think if one’s blog is something we are passionate about and enjoy doing, then it is all worth the effort in the end. Would you agree? Great post by the way!

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    1. πŸ™‚ Yes, I agree that it is worth the effort in the end. However, I draw the line where free Wi-Fi is concerned; none of that for me.

      Thank you for participating in the discussion, Kevin.

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  2. Seeking and speaking the truth is always worth it my friend. I don’t believe that this is β€œall there is”, so challenging the collective is really living – and it’s needed! I appreciate your wisdom brother.

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  3. These are all very true, Renard. I like how you progressed from the lighter stuff to the really heavy stuff – like stalking or offending the governing body of your country. One has to be careful what they share, depending on the situation.

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  4. Great post. I changed the focus of my blog to truther topics and I lost many of my β€œlikes” because of it but it’s worth it to me to write about what I believe and research regardless of the consequence. I guess I’ve reached the point of not worrying how I’m viewed anymore because it’s hard to please everyone. I do worry at times that I share too much personal information but in many ways we’ve all lost a lot of our privacy because of social media and being online.

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  5. Great thoughts Renard.

    I draw the line at #3 – no free wifi unless I personally know who is hosting it. This does limit what I can do.

    I am still working on #4! If friends stumble upon my blog they would put two and two together and connect it to me. But as a new blogger, I feel strongly that I should gain a reputable collateral of content before I go public 😊.

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  6. Excellent points and good reminders, Renard. I would never use free wi-fi. Everything on one’s computer becomes vulnerable. I believe one can write anything on their blog because it is their blog, but be prepared for the backlash and handle it appropriately.

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  7. I can totally relate as I have made such sacrifices before. Giving up sleep, roaming for free wifi(My friends named me the ” wifi Hunter lol) etc. However, after I hit publish and got a few reads ( plus good comments) I realised all the sacrifice was worth it.

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  8. Thank you so much for writing such an insightful post. I completely agree with you and have been a victim of losing sleep to make sure I get a post up. As for the reputation, I am a part of the horse industry and usually get a lot of haters (most trainers do, unfortunately. It’s become a part of the job). So, I completely understand that one too. Thank you for such a great read! 😊

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  9. Thank you for sharing. In the short time I’ve been blogging, I’ve found that nothing ever done. Pinterest, linked in, seo, editing, planning, writing, replies, etc. It’s all so worth it though. Even to do it as a hobby, it gives my life a little more purpose. ☺️

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  10. I have to agree with you just a bit Renard though some sacrifices are a bit over and kind of a bit of an exaggeration such as writing blogs about the wrongdoings why would you write about that? Yes roaming the free spaces to get Wi-Fi is a sacrifice because you have to create blog pots now and often which need data/Wi-Fi. A very interesting blog here brotherπŸ”₯πŸ™

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    1. πŸ€” Well, Mthobisi, in regards to wrongdoings, a person may want to write about that to let people know what is going on. For example, a politician stealing a lot of money for themselves and telling the people that they have no money to fix the roads.

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  11. I am definitely one that gives up sleep and television. I used to stay up late and write. But now Im an early riser getting up several hours before my kids so I can write.
    Great post! Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Wow! someone who is new to blogging and just starting. I’m realizing how I am making this sacrifices and never even realized. Thank you for pointing this out. Great post !

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