On Blogging

This one's going to be a doozy... Recently I've been contemplating whether or not I want to continue blogging. It seems most people these days see fashion related blogs to be solely about narcissism, good photos, and free clothes. I began to forget why I even started this thing. Is anyone even still inspired by blogs? Is blogging another trend that's going to fade out faster than MySpace? Is the answer no and yes? Or yes and no?

If you keep up with my blog, you may have noticed my lack of interest in 'blogging' lately. I began to feel pressured into updating regularly and noticing a change in pattern in the way I dress myself. I was infuriated when I began seeing articles online like thisthis, & this (I hate that last article the most). It honestly made not want to be associated with blogging. What I'm trying to say is, I realized blogging began to change my creativity. I caught myself thinking whether or not an outfit was 'blogworthy' or shopping based on whether or not I can blog about such and such article of clothing I buy. That is NOT how I want to do things. I think that's an awful way to express yourself. When I noticed that happening, I had to take a step back and figure out if I wanted to continue blogging or how I can change what I'm doing to make it more authentically me. 

When I found myself caught in this pickle, I turned to my good friend Nicola for some words of wisdom. She couldn't have said it any better: 
"Here's what I think:  do, write, photograph, post what makes you happy when it makes you happy.  Do it 100% for yourself.  You've attracted all of the great people and experiences in your (real) life by being 100% yourself.  If you do the same online, you can attract other amazing people and things, but only if you are true to yourself.  If you feel like taking a blog break, do it.  If you feel like changing your format, do it.  The blog thing will never be "set" and "finished", it's always going to evolve as you do." 

So with those words, I've come to a conclusion. I will most definitely continue blogging. I enjoy doing it and have met some really great people through it. I don't want to give that up. Butttttt, I'm going to do whatever the fuck I want. My blog is here so I can document my life in whatever manner I wish to do so. It's here to collect my memories and inspiration. I don't give a shit if I only have 4 followers for the rest of my life or don't get sponsored by any clothing brands. This isn't a fashion blog. This is MY blog about MY life, and if you don't like it, then get the fuck outta here. H8rs not appreciated. 

7 comments:

  1. I know how you feel...I get the same feeling sometimes and your right this is your blog do what you want and be yourself. p.s. i'm happy your going to keep blogging love you!!

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  2. Oh, fuck yes. I think maybe this is a blogging existential crisis that everyone eventually faces. I'm really glad you came through it with this conclusion. I think, ultimately, it's opinions like yours and voices like this that keep blogging legitimate and engaging and worthwhile. If everyone worthwhile quit blogging because they thought it was vain and shallow and self-indulgent, there would literally be zero worthwhile blogs left to read. We'd be left with only the vain and shallow and self-indulgent, leaving internet fashion-speak in the hands of those motivated by corporate approval and financial backing and eradicating the only platform we have to encourage fashion as a tool of self-expression.

    Blah, diatribe. What was I saying? I like you. Thank you for continuing to blog.

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  3. i've always felt that way, especially when i began to notice that several of the blogs i was following were all posting similar outfits or featuring the same item on the same days! blogging is a creative outlet and i am always looking for that unique experience so kudos to you!

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  4. Snap, I feel the same! As much as I love blogging, I sometimes only post because I feel I should, not because I want to. Blogs can get boring, particularly the popular ones, everyone's posting their creepers or something they got gifted, same shit, different blog. I love yours, so I'm to hear you'll keep it up :)

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  5. First, I'm super-happy that you're going to keep blogging. I had a similar internal debate not too long ago, and I decided that on days I didn't feel like blogging, I wouldn't, and I'd use my blog as a place to remember the things I wanted to be able to look back on. If other people like it, great, but if not, whatever. I'm so glad that you came to a similar decision, because you're a really good writer and you honestly don't give the 'this is my fashun blawwwwwg' vibe.

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  6. 100% agree with this post. i understand that there is a bit of pressure to analyse what you buy and wear to see if it is blog worthy.....i actually found myself spending beyond my means for my blog at one point. this was not me and i wasn't happy about it.

    don't get me wrong, i follow quite a few fashion and make-up blogs; i do enjoy reading them. but i don't really do fashion or make-up.....i'm more of a book junkie!My spending tends to go on books, trainers and nail polish....

    i started a blog because i wanted do something different that was not about about work; something that was mine. my blog is quite random; it is not a specific type of blog. but i'm hoping that it's because of this that people want to read my blog and if they like follow it. it's nice to have recognition, but i did not start the blog with the intention of being in it for the fame, free clothes and branding.

    thanks for a very honest post; i'm sure there are many many bloggers that agree with you x

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