Thursday, October 1, 2015
Yes I like makeup, but no, I'm not stupid...
I always find it so humorous to hear what people think about beauty/fashion/lifestyle bloggers. Yes, for the most part, people are beyond sweet and supportive, but as a blogger some things are assumed that are quite hilarious. These are my favorite...
Yes, I blog, but no, I'm not obsessed with Pinterest. Quite frankly, I'd rather read a blog post about a recipe someone got from Pinterest than go on Pinterest itself. Does no one else feel completely overwhelmed by the hundreds of pins per page? Anxiety Level: High!
No, I don't have a Facebook and I don't feel bad about that. Social Media is insane. Literally, just when I figure one thing out it's on to the next. And it's not that I don't enjoy learning new things, I just can't seem to grasp the concept of what any of it is for. Does anyone care that much about what I'm eating that I need to Tweet about it? My own answer to that is a resounding no...
Yes, I love makeup, but no, I'm not stupid. There is such a misconception that if you love wearing/playing/collecting makeup you must have low self-esteem. Or be really conceited. Or have nothing else going on upstairs. The plain and simple fact is putting on my favorite lipstick can totally make my day, the same as having a nice cup of coffee or reading an inspiring quote. Do what makes you happy!
No, I'm not interested in exploiting myself for gain. Have I been offered free stuff? You bet I have. Do I take it? Not always. If I truly believe in a brand or I would have used the product or site anyways, then I have no problem supporting and writing about it. But the point of my blog isn't to make money, it's to write about the things I love and share them with people who appreciate it as much as I do, because that's what I like to do. I consider it more of a hobby than a money maker. It amazes me how many people ask me straight up if I do it to make money. Um, no.
Yes, I love ALL my followers, but no, I'm not aiming towards any set goal. I am as happy at 700 followers as I was at 1 ~ I am always just stunned and humbled that anyone would care enough to check out my blog, read my posts, leave amazing comments or even bother following me period. If I lost all my followers today, I'd be thankful I had any to begin with!
I love hearing the things people come up with when you tell them you're a blogger. Tell me some of the humorous things you've heard (or even assumed yourself!) about bloggers.
P.S. You guys, I just want to note that none of this is intended to be offensive! Whilst a lot of bloggers do all of the above and that is amazing, my point is we all don't fit in one tiny box of expectations, blogging is different for everyone, and that's what makes it so great! Have a wonderful day everyone!