Monday, September 5, 2016
For the Love of Blogging (A Little Ramble)
I recently read a post about a blogger who was upset that the people who get nominated for all the blogger awards and build careers in this industry were doing nothing special. They were run-of-the-mill types who weren't coming up with anything original and it was all just a popularity contest.
I then read a post in response saying that all this person was doing was hating on women who found something they were good at and shouldn't we all support women being successful?
Both have a right to their opinion and even to express it on social media. We all have a right to feel how we feel and should be able to discuss said feelings without all the hate and negative backlash that seems to come so often when people post these controversial opinions.
I was really amused because being a tiny little beauty blogger in a sea of beauty bloggers who are far more creative and I, myself, not really doing anything original, often hear people ask, what's the point?
Well, certainly not to build a career out of it and certainly not for any sort of notoriety. I guess, for me, I've always just loved to write, and I've always loved makeup. When I found there was a whole community of people who were like-minded, why would I not want to join that? Suddenly, the amount of friends who shared my interests increased by, like, hundreds!
Who cares if we don't do anything "original?" We all bring something to the table with our different personalities, goals, and lives. I've enjoyed meeting women from all over the world who have different views and lifestyles. Although we all share the common interest of beauty, fashion, food, crafts, etc, we all have things we can learn from each other. I've already been exposed to so many new perspectives and I love that I would have never even known or thought about half the things you guys talk to me about.
So I say if you love blogging, if you love the community, if you love writing and creating, who cares about the awards and accolades? Do it because you love it and it makes you happy. If it doesn't? Well, then you're probably in it for the wrong reasons and should find something you do love!
I hope all my wonderful blogger friends are having an amazing week and happy, happy day! Love you all! XO