One of the things that really annoys me is the reaction and preconceptions people have about bloggers. It took me a long time to not be afraid to say I’m a blogger and to actually feel good about it. It started just as a hobby, but turned into something more. I am a blogger, I don’t just blog. But whenever people ask me what I do in my free time and I answer that I’m a blogger, I always get that look. That look….that “Really?” look. And it almost always is followed by the same remarks.
I think a lot of bloggers will feel the same way and I thought about starting this series called “Bloggers Stereotypes”, where I share the things I get told the most and tell you what I think about them. Let me know if you guys like it! On to the first thing I get told by almost everyone, whenever I say I’m a Life&Style Blogger:
Ugh. I just want to roll my eyes whenever I hear this. Maybe you’re following a limited amount of bloggers or you just don’t know much about the blogging community.
Sure, a lot of fashion bloggers buy the same items, we have all seen the Chloé bag. But, so do a lot of other “non-blogger” people. Just because you like a bag or a pair of shoes, does not mean you lack authenticity. Sure, a lot of bloggers are similar. And yet a lot of us aren’t. You’ll never see me buying a Chloé bag, because I don’t really like the brand and if I’m going to spend so much money on a bag, I’ll rather save up for a bit longer and get myself my beloved Chanel bag. But that doesn’t meant that, if you have the means, you shouldn’t get what you don’t like! And that also applies to bloggers.
Sure, there are brands who will partner with bloggers, some of them big bloggers. Which is why you might see a similar post in different blogs. But usually that means the bloggers also like the brand and why shouldn’t 2 or 20 people like the same brand? Take Benefit for example, how many people out there love the brand? Millions of people in the world! So why wouldn’t bloggers also like it and want to partner with it? I mean, have you seen that packaging?
The thing is, bloggers are just people. And people have a opinions, likes and dislikes. It is totally normal for several people who, for example, like or have a passion for fashion, to like similar brands or styles. Just like it’s normal if some bloggers that also have a passion for fashion, like other brands or styles. We’re still all people. Stop judging us so hardly. It’s mean und unnecessary.
What are some things you have heard over and over again when you tell people you’re a blogger? Let me know, I’d love to share opinions!