In this week’s ‘on my mind’ post, I wanted to address a topic that I’ve seen on Twitter this week. It was actually a tweet by a fellow blogger who I follow, and it stuck in my mind as something quite serious. Another blogger had taken it upon themselves to pull apart a post written by another blogger just because she found it unrelatable. As in, it was most likely unrelatable to her and not in general.
A blog is something which is individual to each and every one of us. It is our personal spot on the vast internet in which to record our opinions and thoughts. We are all different and thank goodness we are. The internet and blogging universe would be boring if we were all the same. As bloggers, we all have our favourite areas to talk about, whether that be the latest make up or a new recipe we’ve found.
Some us blog full time and some of us are just part timers. Some of us do this as our living and some of us just enjoy it as a hobby. Some bloggers can afford to travel and have the latest designer purchase. Others don’t have the same budget but that doesn’t matter. What we choose to write about doesn’t have to relate to every single reader. No two readers desire the same content do they?
But to tear down another’s work just because you don’t find it relatable to you? That isn’t fair! How many people did read the post and did relate to it? I recently wrote a post regarding interview tips but not all of my followers will be participating in interviews. Therefore, it isn’t relatable to all of them but one person might find them useful.
Personally, I quite often read posts by other bloggers who detailing their experience of a designer piece. I can’t afford these items (I wish!), but I’m happy for them and I enjoy reading it. Just because I can’t personally relate to it doesn’t mean I’m going to tear it down all over social media. It would just make me look bad. Kinda what this blogger earlier in the week has done.
The blogging market these days is so competitive with many of us following a similar avenue. It’s becoming harder and harder to stand out in the crowd. But let me ask you this. Would you rather stand out to a brand for being good to work with, motivated and positive? Or would you prefer to be known as someone who tears others down? I have always maintained that those who are willing to work hard and are nice to others, will always go far. People who are unnecessarily nasty will always fall.
As bloggers, we should support each other where we can. Even when someone else has been sent that PR package we wish had been sent to us or the event we didn’t get an invite to. All good things come to those who wait and success generally doesn’t happen overnight. So retweet others posts when you can, and comment on their latest insta pic. Stand up for the blogger every one else is slating.
Let’s all make a concerted effort to put some of this into practice and start bigging each other up!
Until next time