Friday, February 24, 2017

I've read a few articles recently on the state of blogging & how "real" things are. I agreed with a few points, while others not so much. Like hannah says, blogging is a business. It can be calculated and cold. But that's not all it is and if you think that's all it is, you probably shouldn't be blogging. You won't get anything out of it, & neither will your readers. 

We have to remember that blogs & social media only show one side of things. This is something that we do calculate and control. We only put out what we want others to see, whether it's a pretty photo of a latte or a seemingly glamorous collaboration with a brand. That should be a given of social media by now. We shouldn't put our worth in what kylie jenner's waist looks like or the number of likes our photo gets, because it's all calculated. I'll admit, it can be easy to get caught up in it. Sometimes I find myself having to step back for a sec and take a breath. Remember why I do this whole thing. And then start over with a fresh mindset. 

Blogging has gone from being a place to share random thoughts to being a place to build a business while you share your thoughts. I think there has to be a balance somehow in knowing it's a business and working it while still maintaining realness, living life instead of merely posting it, & not selling your soul for a brand deal. Is there a formula to maintaining that balance? I'm not totally sure. I do know we should maintain community within this world, because with the risk of sounding like high school musical, we're all in this together. With the few and far between exception of 'top dogs' that are in their own world, this rings true. 

Yes, blogging is a legitimate career path now & you can either run with it and live or run with it so far it's all you can see and you forget about everything else. As long as you balance, I think you'll be okay. & let me let you in on a little secret: 

There's a difference in editing your waist so much that people think that's what they should look like as well & staging your coffee cup just so, or re-painting one nail for that perfect insta shot. If it's only the latter that's your game, it's a oh-okay. 

I'm there every day. 


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