We surveyed 2,015 bloggers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical blogger. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a blogger?

Low

High

Working as a blogger typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a blogger?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a blogger typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a blogger?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a blogger.

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Do bloggers work full-time or part-time?

19% of bloggers work in full-time roles while 81% work part-time.

Is being a blogger stressful?

Low

High

Bloggers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a blogger?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a blogger.

How competitive is the workplace for bloggers?

Low

High

Bloggers see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being a blogger require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for bloggers.

Are bloggers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Creativity is intrinsic to being a blogger, and a highly valuable part of the career.

Do bloggers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Bloggers have high flexibility in the direction of their work, allowing them a lot of freedom in how they accomplish their goals.

Is being a blogger physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a bloggers is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.

Are bloggers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, bloggers tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being a blogger require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a blogger.

Does being a good blogger require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as bloggers.