I don’t know if it’s just me and if it is feel free to ignore, but am I the only one slightly annoyed by the dissolutions of blogging with all the sponsored posts, flashy New York fashion week photo shoots, or what I like to call seasonal posts. Seasonal posts are when Halloween comes around and every lifestyle blogger writes about how to construct the perfect candy bar, Thanksgiving it’s how to bake the perfect pumpkin pie, Christmas all the fashion bloggers tell you what fashionable goods to buy for him/her, and NYE every beauty blogger is giving a tutorial on makeup to ring in the new year.
It starts to feel like every blogger is talking about the exact same things. Hence the title to my post “what has happened to real blogging”. Of course everyone’s blog is essentially a reflection of the author, there are no rules to blogging, it’s your creative piece and you should do what you want with it. I have just noticed that the bigger a blog gets the ( fame, money, followers etc) the more “artificial” it gets. At what point are you writing for yourself vs writing for your readers. There has to be a healthy balance and blogs that don’t have it I find are less and less interesting.
Every month there is a new ” thing” that every blogger is talking about and it’s a bit of a yawn. I miss reading blogs and really feeling inspired. Reading from people I generally relate too. (I’ll be leaving a list below) Anyhow there is no real point to this post other than to say I miss blogging before it got over-glamorized.
Blogs I love to read because they are REAL! =)
- Adorned in Armor
- Corals and Cognacs: my favvvvvvv
- The Brooklyn Blonde
- In the Frow
- The little Magpie
- Queen of Jet Lags