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What is a Blogger? And What Does a Blogger Do?

Have you heard of blogging recently and wondering how you get in on the action? Perhaps a friend or family member has declared themselves a blogger, and you’re not quite sure what that means? We’re here to help!

Here we dissect just what exactly do we mean by ‘blogger’? What is this new species of wonder-person that is fast increasing? What do they do and why do they do it? Let’s see…

What is a blog?

The first important question is, what is a blog?

According to Google:


a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an
individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational
Right, now that’s out the way, we can get to the important stuff –

What is blogging?

Blogging has been around for way longer than you may think. The first-ever ‘weblog’ was actually created in 1994. In 1999 the site Blogger was launched and people began blogging about their lives. But in 2003, Adsense was launched and people began to make money using their blogs. This was just the beginning of the amazing world of blogging that we now know today.

Learn more about the history of Blogging.

So, blogging may often be referred to simply as ‘creating blogs’. But BlogBoss Bloggers know that this is not true! Blogging today is so much more than that. It’s creating useful, engaging content shared on the web. It’s gaining a loyal following of readers who are genuinely interested in what you have to say.

It’s spending endless nights awake, writing thousands of words on everything that you’re passionate about. It’s documenting the ups and downs of living. It’s supporting other bloggers and making the world aware of important topics. It’s exciting, sometimes frustrating, and it’s hard work.

But above all, blogging is finding content in everyday life, and putting that content into a captivating post, video, or article.

Who can become a Blogger

Anyone. Literally. You don’t need to be a genius or an expert. You don’t need to have tons of money or know Spanish royalty. The essentials to becoming a blogger are simple:

  • Have a passion for creating content
  • Create that content
  • Share it with the world

Types of Bloggers

The beauty of blogging is that there is so much space in the blogging world to be YOU. Bloggers can be found in so many places, writing about so many different things. Some common blogger types are:

lifestyle blogger shopping

Lifestyle Bloggers

These are bloggers that blog about lifestyle topics. Usually a very broad niche, a lifestyle blog is very much like a magazine. Topics range from events to the latest makeup trends and can go as far as technology and education.

Great lifestyle blog reads: https://tammisays.co.za

travel blogger taking a photo

Travel Bloggers

Obviously, these bloggers are all about travel. Many of them work while they travel, and having blogs allows them, in one way or another, to continue to afford and other important items while travelling the world and documenting it.

We absolutely have to mention https://inafricaandbeyond.com/ as well as https://www.roaming-fox.com/ our top picks of travel blogs.

parenting bloggers sa

Parenting Bloggers

The mommy bloggers and daddy bloggers are treasure troves of wisdom and experience for new and sometimes nervous first-time parents.

Parenting blogs are extremely valuable, and topping our list is:





Foodie bloggers - pancakes


Foodie bloggers sometimes seem to have the best jobs! They tell what tastes good, when and where to get the best food, and how best to enjoy it!

There are some fantastic food and drink bloggers out there, including:




health bloggers south africa

Health Bloggers

As the name suggests, fitness bloggers blog about fitness. This is an increasing topic, and this topic can include anything from wellness to intense physical fitness.

Meet one of our favourite wellness bloggers: https://www.supershazzer.com/


Literature Bloggers

Writing, books, authors, fiction… these all do fantastically as blog niches.

We found https://thebookishnerdweb.wordpress.com/ and https://thedealis.co.za/ for our literary fix.

DIY home bloggers

DIY, Home & Garden

One of the most helpful niches out there – especially for those of us who are *terrible* at DIY, Gardening, and other adulting subjects. Check out this ladies doing it themselves:



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