Monday, 29 May 2017

To Those Who Feel Disheartened...

The blogging world has been hit with a lot recently. Debates on Twitter about using pods, automated systems and whether or not it's right to buy your following. It seems as if we've become more separated from each other which isn't what blogging is about.

The most recent "scandal" if you like is Sarah Ashcroft's interview with Cosmopolitan magazine. Now, I hold my hands up. When I first read the article I didn't see much wrong with it, in fact I even tweeted her saying how much I loved the article - which I have now deleted obvs. My main problem was only half of the article loaded (I'm in Cornwall where good wifi is hard to come by). I hadn't seen the part where she states "there's no space for anymore bloggers".

Now, hang on a second. Let's just rewind. Every single industry has a selective group of people who "make it" whether it be acting, singing, business or blogging. There is always the people at the top or the elite if that's what you want to call them. But, this doesn't make those who aren't at the top any less valid or important.

Blogging, for many people is an escape and a way to express themselves. For me, I using blogging to be creative and escape from school. So, by saying "there's no space for anymore bloggers" is utter bs. The internet is infinite and there is always room for new talent, it helps keep things fresh and that slight competitiveness that I like.

Also, what's going to happen when the bloggers who are in their prime eventually fall? (Which they will). Yet again, this happens in every industry. Actors who become less popular and business executives who flop at a deal. Everyone's streak will eventually come to and end. That then means there needs to be a new wave of bloggers to take their place.

I have followed Sarah for many years now and always loved her images, style and the places she travels to. However, the way this this article has come across has seemed to upset quite a few people within the beauty community.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that if you're a new blogger please don't be disheartened by this. I've been blogging since 2014 and have not achieved any sort of "fame" at all. I restarted my Instagram (as I had dishonestly tried to get a bigger following when I was younger) and now have less than 100 followers. Does this make me any less of a blogger than her? No.

I don't know if this is how she intended the article to come across or if some of her words were twisted by the media. I know that I will continue to support her as I recognise how hard she's worked for the mini empire that she has created. However, this article is aimed more to those who are disheartened by what they've read which I fully understand.

Continue to make your content, someone, somewhere out there is reading and loving what you're doing. You go babe <3

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