“She barely blogs these days”, they said. “Blogging is so easy and simple.”, they said.
Blogging for me, is not just something I do on weekends or in my spare time. Sometimes it takes me 3 days to make a blog post. From styling to photo shootings and editing, It can be a handful. Blogging is a full time job, but sometimes people underestimate the work that is put into this one post.
When making a blog post I don’t just go out with a camera and shoot some street style pics, I really try to make my outfits different and my photoshoots more editorial. It takes effort. I really do prefer quality over quantity thats why I sometimes take days to write something meaningful, rather than just posting some random pics and write where I got my clothes from.
I feel like this blogging world has become so superficial that people don’t even read the content anymore, they just look at the pictures and the more mainstream they are the more likes you get. But what is so great about this type of popularity? I don’t get it. I would much rather be unknown and provide content that actually means something to me and my readers. I love creating outfits that are different and daring, and not boring and already seen.
The problem with blogging is finding inspiration, finding your unique voice and creating valuable content. We sometimes mistake inspiration with copying because we don’t make enough effort to make the outfits different in our won way, but just copy as we see it on the picture. I always have a hard time separating my style from outside influence because the amount of pictures we see and content that is provided on the daily basis is enormous. Something always gets stuck in your subconscious and you might not even notice it.
I sometimes get so hung up on all the stylings I see on other girls, that I start doubting my own styling abilities and don’t even make an effort to create my own look. Your style is and expression of your personality and if you try to copy other people, your personality gets lost in the translation. Be different, be crazy! You don’t always have to be “in trend”. Trends come and go, but your style is forever so follow your gut and be unique.
So there you go, blogging is hard and being your own stylist is even harder. I love this “so called” job and I wouldn’t change it for the world. It is my way of expressing myself and my creativity, and it represents ME.