Now everyone knows what I am like, I am pretty open with my thoughts on blogging, if you can make a living from it, you deserve a massive round of applause because that is just absolutely amazing! Now this isn’t going to be a big blogger bashing, not even close, I am just talking about reasons that I don’t necessarily relate to bigger bloggers. I know a lot of people do relate to those bloggers, and sometimes I wish I did but I’m being 100% honest, I don’t. I’m 24 in August, not everyone will be my cup of tea right?
One. I’m not their target audience for their posts – Now a lot of bloggers have a teenage target audience, I have quite a high teenage audience but I have a wide ranging audience too, I’m not saying all of them but I’m 23 there are some things that I am genuinely not going to be interested in. We are all different though and we all love different things that is what makes life fab!
Two. Items in their posts – Now I love a good hand bag as much as the next person, however I guarantee you that I will not be paying over £1000 for a handbag. All power to the people that do and can afford it, but to be honest there is a rather small amount of people that actually have that sort of money around waiting. I wanna buy a house, not an expensive handbag, for me it priorities.
Three. Their hauls aren’t always paid for by themselves – Now for us mere mortals getting £100s of clothes would be a dream come true, especially for me right now where I’m losing so much weight. The big bloggers do deserve them if they are going to give brands the exposure that they want, but also which is the point I’m going to get onto, they’re don’t always declare it’s a sponsored post.
Four. Declaring sponsored posts and affiliate links – I am always making sure that I declare sponsored posts especially affiliate links, whether it is beauty products, clothes, you name it I make sure that I declare everything! I really would hate to mislead anyone who reads my blog because I wouldn’t be here without them. It isn’t that hard to just put AF next to a link. It’d not all of them but it I’d do important to make sure you declare!
Five. Their products aren’t for me – A lot of big bloggers are getting amazing opportunities to bring out lines and honestly that makes me so happy because bloggers are finally getting the recognition they deserve but their products aren’t aimed at me.
Six. Not really seeing behind the scenes. This might sound a little odd, however sometimes I feel like posts can be too perfect, I love to see the person behind the blog/vlogs. However I do know that sometimes they might not be allowed to speak about some things and I totally understand that. I just want to see more of the imperfect world!
This isn’t a bashing of big bloggers, honestly I am in awe of how much work they put into their posts, how much time they take to develop their lines if they have them and also how a lot of them do a lot of things in terms of mental health, especially Zoella. To at least getting people talking about it.
Blogging is such an incredible thing to do, it is an amazing outlet and something I absolutely love to do, and the bigger bloggers do an amazing job, I just honestly don’t relate to them. I appreciate everything that they do for our community, the opportunities, everything, but not all bloggers are going to be my cup of tea and vice versa.
Have I missed anything out? Do you relate? Leave your response in the comments, I’d love to know what you think!
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