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

15 comments:

  1. Great post my lovely lady! I always love reading your blog and you can feel how much you enjoy writing while you are reading your blog. Who care what you are doing as long as you enjoy it! I hope you have an amazing week gorgeous!

    Ella xx
    www.inellaselement.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Ella, that is such a compliment! I agree, everyone should just do what they enjoy! I hope you are having a great week so far lovely! XO -Kim

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  2. Well said Kim!! I have often felt the same way. The whole reason I have a blog is that I love to write too. It takes a lot of moxie to put yourself out there and I always say kudos. I never did understand tearing someone down.

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    1. And you are such an amazing writer, I love your blog Meadow! I agree, I love reading everyone's blog out there because no matter what you are doing it takes time and effort. Thanks for taking the time to stop by, hope you're having a great week! XO -Kim

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  3. Great post Kim! I totally agree, no matter how big or small your blog, it's all about the lovely community we are part of and we all bring something to the table to make it. I love your blog - you're doing a great job :) H (www.littlehelsb.com) xxx

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    1. I agree, and the blogging community and all the people I've gotten to meet are so lovely! Thank you so much for stopping in gorgeous! XO -Kim

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  4. Couldn't agree more! It's people's passions, connecting with like minded people, people who a different and also reading about the different topics that people discuss and learning from each other that makes it so beautiful! There is always enough for everyone to bring whatever they choose to the table to share! <3 xoxo

    http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Yes, exactly! I just think what an amazing community blogging is to bring so many people together, many of whom have the same interests and all over the world! I agree, we all have a place and a voice here and we should all feel welcome. Love you Rainbow! XO -Kim

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  5. Very good post! If people start blogging because they believe they can build a career on it they're in for a dissappointment. For most of us it is just a hobby. But as long as we love doing this- Why not??

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    1. Exactly, always strive to do things you love! Thank you for stopping in lovely lady! XO -Kim

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  6. Such a beautiful post Kim!!! Everyone is entitled to an opinion, comes down to doing what you love and sharing what's in your heart!! And your heart and soul is beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you so much Andrea! It's the wonderful people like you that make me so happy to be a part of this community. Love and hugs your way gorgeous lady! XO -Kim

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  7. Love this! While I do agree that everyone is entitled to their opinion, when people start to bash or tear down others' work it upsets me. I'm not sure if that's what blogger #2 was doing, but I've seen that and those people be so rude about fashion bloggers and it fires me up. Women need to SUPPORT one another, lift one another up...unless you live their life, you don't know what they do on a daily basis. (Sorry I just ranted a bit) The wonderful thing about blogging is that we can all express our feelings, and that is beautiful. I love hearing your thoughts on this, hope your week is going great beautiful friend!

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