Because you guys get all defensive, let me elaborate / explain myself . We already live in a world that is filled with material items, people who spend massive amounts of money to impress people they don’t like, and those who judge people who don’t have enough. When did blogging become part of that world?
I was recently invited to an event where there would be plenty of bloggers present. I thought nothing of it really, I’ve heard wonderful stories about meetups going great + everyone coming home with a new best blogger friend. So, I attended this event thinking nothing of it, only to be immediantly uncomfortable when I arrived. As soon as I arrived with a friend, someone asked, “You guys are bloggers? Which blog are you from?” Sorry, but is there supposed to be a specific way a blogger is supposed to look? Are we all supposed to maintain the same type of dress code, or blog about a certain thing? Though my friend handled it very well, I was a bit shaken. I felt like I was in a sorority where everyone was catty and downright offensive. It seemed as if everyone was judged by the camera they carried (god forbid, it’s a snap and shoot!) or the shoes they were wearing.
First of all, anyone can be a blogger. It doesn’t matter how old you are, what gender you are, or even what you’re wearing! Not everyone blogs about beauty OR fashion. So, before you judge me by my 30 dollar heels, or by the non-namebrand lipstick I’m wearing – hear this: You are just a blogger, and I’m just a blogger. I could be a blogger who writes about my favorite books, or one who loves to cook. I could be a 50 year old blogger who has time on my hands and wants to write about my daily life – maybe even an aspiring artist who wants to showcase my paintings online and write about my inspiration. Basically, a blogger could be anyone.
So, it doesn’t matter that you’re wearing a dress that I could never hope to afford, sporting a Tory Burch bag, and wearing 600 dollar shoes – don’t treat me like I’m insignificant. Because, at the end of the day – you’re going to go home and blog about your experience ; and I’ll go home and blog about mine.