Yeah, those times where I’d post every single day on Instagram and upload a new blogpost three times a week passed quite a while ago. And there are several reasons why.
First of all to be honest, I just weren’t in the mood for uploading content and probably also couldn’t think of great topics to talk about but what also just came to my mind once in a while is not just what happened to me and my ideas but also what has happened to the blogger industry lately.
I used to love reading blogs and started my own about like 3 yeas ago when basically no one even read blogs and this whole industry just wasn’t even a thing. But well, things changed and so did the blogger-community. And change isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but in what has happened the last few years just doesn’t suit my style of blogging anymore. I started blogging just because I had fun writing, taking photos and just freeing my mind of whatever was going on in there. Sometimes when I felt inspired, I’d write whatever I got inspired about and tried giving some inspiration to others.
But after all that time it’s just not the same anymore. I think it’s basically not possible anymore to read a blogpost without it being sponsored by any kind of brand or company. And yes, that’s also not necessarily bad, but it’s just going overboard, that’s at least what I think. People don’t write their own opinion anymore, but those of others. And that’s not was blogging was made for. Especially when you want to read a fashion blog and suddenly you’re on to reading a post about how great the new waxing strips are and how soft your legs are gonna get with them!? Like what? Except the full wallet nobody cares. And that’s what actually stopped me from reading blogs.
A few of you might think, well, not all the bloggers are like that. And you’re right! But it’s not the people itself, it’s just the whole new concept of this industry what I really don’t enjoy anymore. I used to love the idea of blogs and just putting your thoughts out there, I loved reading blogs, getting inspired by them and putting my own stuff out there but that’s really changed. And I’m pretty sad about that. And please, dear fellow bloggers, don’t be offended by that, I’m basically one of you too and I totally understand you promoting stuff, even though I’m not gonna do it, that’s honestly fine with me, I just wanted to express my feelings about how I feel that blogging isn’t the same anymore as it was when I started. And that’s okay.
And especially for me it’s okay, because even though I basically stopped blogging and will probably not be posting regularly any more, I still found my passion through blogging and that’s actually photography. And that’s also a reason I’ve been so absent lately.
Photography for me is just another way of putting your own feelings and thoughts out there. I just love the process of taking a good shot, editing it and looking at my own creative work and what it expresses. So, I will show you a quick sneak peak of my portfolio and would also love it if you checked out my sisters and my instagram page @vivienneandlea which is where we post our work.
It would mean a lot to me if you’d follow us on social media and contact us if you’d like to shoot with us. xx
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