Sharing Is Caring
Most people post pictures of their most favorite moments in life, because those are the moments that make memories we want to remember the most. Who wouldn’t want to look back on that perfect barbecue dinner in the sunset, a beautiful wedding, nicely dressed children on a special day and pictures from a relaxing vacation? Sharing is caring and shared happiness is double happiness.
I read blogs to get inspired in one way or another. I read blogs that I can identify myself with and relate to. I read blogs written by bloggers that I look up to and like. I read blogs about people with inspiring sense of fashion, beautiful pictures and interesting writings. I live my own everyday life with ups and downs, daily tasks, work and routines and I have both good and bad days. Reading about other peoples lives gives me a feeling of togetherness, warmth and that I am a part of something greater. I get uplifted by people that share thoughts, happy moments and other positive and relatable things with the rest of the world. Putting yourself out there and sharing your life with others over the internet is not always an easy thing.
Why is it that so many can’t take bloggers and blogs seriously? Especially the older generation? It is something shameful over blogging, which I despise. Blogs have helped so many people just by putting “normal” (meaning not models and actresses) women in the spotlight. I want to blog because I love it. I love to write back and forth with my readers in the comment field, and I love fashion, I want to spread a positive way to look at life and I want to be honest, let it show, and do my own thing. I want to show that it is possible to work with something your’e passionated about if you work hard enough.
Why does a “real job” have to be something that looks the same from one day to another for 25 years, that you probably don’t even enjoy, but bring you the same exact salary from month to month?
I think blogs are great because in many cases they are about real people living real lives. Blog’s are not only photo shopped models acting in a glossy magazine. Blogs are rare, naked and real and easy to identify with. It’s just depressing and distressing comparing yourself to models and actresses in a set up world. (I know I am a model, which is also why I know how fake that world is, makeup, perfect clothes, photo shop, lightning, one perfect picture chosen out of hundreds).
Now a day though, really big blogs have become more and more like those magazines and unrealistic worlds. Many big bloggers get free stuff from companies they would never be able to afford themselves, they have new clothes constantly, perfect pictures and some even have professional photographers take their pictures. Photo shop is frequently used and trips, event’s, hotel stays and other luxurious happenings are sponsored by companies. With this said I do want to point out that is the only way it should be for those bloggers whom have worked hard. They really deserve it and good work always pay’s off, but readers should remember that things have changed.
Of course it’s fun to dream away and admire luxurious lifestyles, but it is important to remember that what we now see on blogs, is no longer always a reality.
With that said, I am a proud blogger myself and I love seeing other people proudly post about their beach body, perfectly organized homes, vacations, beautiful outfits and selfies ;). But I know that those moments are all the icing on top of the cake. Behind every perfect picture there are also always those ordinary day’s and moments, that we all have in our lives, most of the time <3.
I would love to hear your thoughts around this, so please comment ;)!