What Happened to Real Blogging

what has happeed

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.

Sound familiar?

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! =)

  1. Adorned in Armor
  2. Corals and Cognacs: my favvvvvvv
  3. The Brooklyn Blonde
  4. In the Frow
  5. The little Magpie
  6. Queen of Jet Lags


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  1. February 24, 2015 / 2:34 pm

    I definitely know what you mean. I’ve always mainly blogged beauty and style, with some healthy living/my cute dogs and tv/film/book type posts thrown in because these are things I enjoy. As my blog grows, I have done some sponsored posts, but it’s difficult to keep a balance and stay true. How I’ve done it thus far is to have a very strict policy on what’s a good idea for sponsored content and what isn’t and also writing personal posts alongside my frequent reviews and style posts to keep the fun in blogging for myself and hopefully entertain readers as well. That’s reason I began blogging in the first place and I’m not about to give it up now.

    http://storybookapothecary.com ♥ stop by and chat 🙂

    • 09kierra@gmail.com
      February 24, 2015 / 3:37 pm

      I totally agree. I think bloggers definitely need to have a proper balance. Otherwise you loose readership. Thanks so much for commenting!!

  2. February 25, 2015 / 8:56 am

    I love Adorned In Amour. Keepin’ it real should be the motto of every blogger. I’ve cut back big time on the number of blogs I read so I am less privy to all of the artificial fluff filling the blogosphere, but with Fashion Week/Month being in full swing and awards season red carpet looks everywhere I turn I’ve noticed that so many blogs tell the exact same story. Here’s some NYFW street style — Here’re the best looks from the Grammy’s — Here’s some street LFW style — Here’re the best looks from the Oscars — and blah blah blah blah blah. What happened to intriguing, interesting, fun , and creative blogging??

    P.S. I love your new layout, Kierra! 🙂 But the main font color is a little hard to read since it’s so light… or maybe that’s just my laptop, idk though.

    • 09kierra@gmail.com
      February 26, 2015 / 2:21 pm

      Yes fashion week is always the worst! Glad to find someone who share the same sentiment! It starts to get played out very fast. And thank you for telling me about the font color! I literally toyed around with that theme for hours trying to change it. I finally switched so I hope you like this design as well =). Thanks for stopping by girl!

  3. November 14, 2015 / 4:13 pm

    So refreshing! I agree whole heartedly.ive been having trouble drawing traffic and readership to my blog in a saturated market and it started feel as though it was because i dont’ blog about style, fashion, makeup or cooking (because i work as a chef for a living so i definitely dont want to come home to develop recipes to write about). Ive been telling myself to not be discouraged and to continue having fun and using it as a creative space to be myself and tell my story however the knocking in my brain wants people to be interested enough to come back, support, and interact with me since i invest hours everyday to bring content to my blog. I know it takes time, its so refreshing to stumble across real bloggers like yourself and your readers so i wont feel so alone out here.
    Thanks for writing!

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