Recently I felt like I had to get something off my chest. What sparked it, was a thing that happened to me earlier today. It just made me wanna talk to you about it and see if you might feel the same way or what you think about this whole topic. By that, I mean the reasons why we all blog or better that blogging is more than collaborations and free stuff.
This topic has been on my mind for a long time now. With everything that has been going on in the blogging industry, it made me wonder why people cheat their way up and why some people do blogging simply to get free stuff when blogging has so much more to offer and is so much more than just hitting publish on a new post.
It all started off when I messaged a person, another blogger, over on Insta to stop following and unfollowing me all the time. All I got as a response was to being blocked by her now.
The thing that bothered me most about this little story is not the follow/unfollow (it’s sh*** obviously) but the fact she was a blogger. I am not one for name shaming. Hence why I messaged her privately. However, it got me thinking: Why does it bother me that much when bloggers cheat and do such shady things as supposed to some «strangers»?
Maybe it’s because I am in the blogging business and I am trying my hardest to get that organic growth and when others cheat or try to cheat and often get away with it, it just makes me hella mad.
It just sheds a dark light on all of us and makes the blogging world seem shallow and with no worth. Like it just makes us look like we are just in it for the collaborations and the free stuff. I’m not one to strive for quick fame, I want long lasting valued respect and appreciation for what I do. It might be slow but at least I know it’s real and the things I get to do with brands is just the cherry on the top. I am in it for the writing and my love for fashion, photography, beauty and lifestyle.
I really try to focus on the good. Like every comment I get, page view, new follower – it all tells me people are liking what they see and it makes me wanna work even harder. And most of the time I can easily avoid all the drama that goes on in the blogging industry. But I am only human and sometimes it just gets to me. Like, girl, why you do that? I just don’t get it, if you are in the blogging industry simply to get free things, your here for the wrong reasons and should just leave it be.
Blogging should be a passion to share what you are loving through writing and pictures etc. Don’t get me wrong to have aspirations to get THAT blogger collab or get a chance to work with this brand is great! It helps us be our best and gives us that extra push to do great things. It just shouldn’t be our first priority.
On the brighter side, you probably noticed the gorgeous phone case in these pictures. It was kindly gifted to me by a brand called iDeal of Sweden. When a brand reaches out to you because they like your content – it just makes me really happy. I can see that my work is valued. I also have a cheeky discount for you guys with IDEALCH you get 20 % off on the site (valid for a week)! And the phone case really is good quality – and just look at it: how cool is the pattern?
Well, I guess I leave it here on this positive note. But what I wanna know how do you think about this whole topic? Tell me in the comments down below. And don’t forget to give me a follow here on my blog, my Newsletter or on any of my social media Instagram / Twitter / FB (I’ll be forever thankful).
*the phone case was gifted by iDeal of Sweden