Wednesday, 31 May 2017

There Is Still Space


Let's face it, the blogging world is fucking vile at the moment. It can be really disheartening when you're new to the scene, and you can end up feeling that there's no place left in the blogging world for new faces to pop up and write about what they love. Let me just tell you something, whether you're doing it as a hobby or if you have a plan and want this to be your job, there is 100% a place for you. As much as some people would like to think, NO ONE has control over the number of bloggers there is. So keep your head up and do you.




I have seen so much happening over twitter lately. From body shaming to an influencer saying there's no room anymore. I've seen people get their backs up about it, I've seen people questioning certain tweets and opinions. I've even seen people getting offended because someone that they had never actually spoken to over twitter unfollowed them.
Everything seems to be running high at the moment, people waiting to jump straight onto someones next mistake. And others saying they must follow the right people as they don't see any of the drama. I personally do see a lot of it, and for me to see people questioning insensitive comments makes me think I am following the right people, because they aren't afraid to call someone out for something potentially damaging. They are also the people I see rally around someone when things aren't great for them, or they've just experienced something upsetting.
It's all a bit messy right now, and I wouldn't be surprised if it's scared some people away from blogging.

But lets get back to the no room left issue. I will always be against this comment. No two bloggers are the same. No two people enjoy the same things. And no two people write the same way. There is space for you and your individual flare.
I'll be honest, as there really is a lot of bloggers, it's that bit harder to grow a following and find your place. But that place is there and it's waiting for you.

I left it pretty late to start blogging, my sister on the other hand has been going for years, and often says she wishes I started when blogging was nicer. Let's face it, there's a fuck load of bloggers now, some even race to get a product review up quicker than others that have been sent it, because there won't just be a couple of people that got the same opportunity. Which then leads me to questions whether the review is actually truthful?
Yes, you want to be noticed. Yes, you would love a brand collab. And YES you want readers. But you won't get far if you treat blogging as a race. I use blogging to express myself, to share products I've actually used and loved. But mainly, to always be honest. To myself and to readers.

The big influencers well and truly have found their place, but they have also been doing it for years to get there. So don't be joining in and getting disheartened because you aren't an overnight success, time, patience and quality will get you there. You may not be the next Zoella, but I can guarantee that there are people watching you grow and you should definitely be one of those people.

I'm not going to act like I've got all my blogging shit together, because I don't. I'm still fairly new to the blogging world. I may not get noticed as much as other people that have been going as long as me, I may not have my 'blog friends'. But I have my blog, I have my ideas, I have my good and bad days and I have my place, because nobody can tell you that you don't belong. Keep doing you, just don't be a dick about it.
Emily-May x
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8 comments

  1. I agree completely! Blogging should be about the passion and your love for the things you speak about, not as you call it a race. I love this piece, very inspirational. I really hope people take your words and don't get turned off by the industry!

    Gemma // www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

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    1. That's exactly what blogging should be 🙌🏼

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  2. This is such a great post and so full of truth and encouragement and I love it! Twitter has definitely been a mess lately, at first I thought I wasn't seeing any of it and then all of a sudden I was seeing ALL of it. It's so confusing sometimes and so hard to stay focused on what you love and not think about how many people actually read what you write and I sometimes have days where I wonder why I'm doing it when times get stressful or I feel like I have no time. But it always comes back to why I started! And that's all you have to remember, and it's okay to have breaks and take it easy too. Doing what we love is what matters, everything else is just a bonus and everything grows in time!

    Ellie x

    www.elliesbitsofbeauty.wordpress.com

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    1. Oh I have days like that too babe, I can be a little discouraging if you don't see a growth or feel like you're being seen. But at the same time I started it for me and all the right reasons so I'll continue like that x

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  3. Compeletely agree with this, there's space for everyone!! As long as you're blogging for the right reasons and not copying other bloggers, it's all good :) xx

    www.gollymissholly.uk

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    1. I mean if you're about to copy there's just no point at all is there. Gota do it for your and what you love x

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  4. I totally agree with you. We are all unique xx

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