Sunday, 1 October 2017

10 Reasons I Will Never Be A Fashion Blogger

I've had this blog for a long time, since it was recommended at University. I've never really found my niche with it, and every now and again I'll get a boost of motivation and go out and do a shoot and bank a few fashion posts and the blog lives on.

I've been reflecting a little on my blog and instagram (you know, the important things in life) and I'm not really being real with myself. I'm a writer, not a fashion blogger. I can write 2 pages about the new Gucci release but I won't be the girl toting it around taking photos of it and looking glam.
(Big up respect for any real life fashion bloggers, you are the unicorns of the world.)

But for me, these are the 10 reasons I will never be a real fashion blogger:

1. I will always have a hairband on my wrist and a bag big enough to carry around everything I *probably won't* need, and it's just not very chic.

2. Fashion influencers seem to look amazing every time they leave the house. Honestly, I just can't be assed putting that much effort into my appearance.

3.  They also seem to have permanently growing wardrobes, whereas I am constantly trying to throw stuff out from mine - counterproductive for a fashion blogger I would imagine.

4. If I have twenty quid I'd rather spend it on a large pizza and bottle of wine at the weekend than on a top  -  and you can't blog about the pizza. (Or can I.... ? Stay tuned!)

5. It's actually a lot of hassle finding somewhere that looks nice with good lighting to shoot - plus you have to ask your friends to take all your pics for you when really you all want to be doing something else.

6. *Waits for backlash* I'm not thin enough. Fashion bloggers are aspirational and that's why they gain following - because they look incredible or  have amazing wardrobes. Constantly comparing yourself to other people is pretty unhealthy, but you can't help it when you're scrolling through the feed all day.  Realistically, I'm not thin enough to look great whatever I wear, and I'm not willing to give up the aforementioned pizza and wine nights to get there.

Edit : I'm not saying I approve of this 'thinner looks better's mentality but it's rooted into society and makes us all feel a bit shit sometimes I think. 

7. Shooting honestly feels like a bit of a chore rather than fun for me - and weekends are for having a merry old time, not chores.

8. I don't actually dress very well. Pretty key if you're talking about personal style.

9. It's been like 7 years of selfies and I still haven't found 'my angle'. It's time to accept I probably don't have one. (I'm crying tears shaped like Kylie Jenner as I write this admission.)

10. It's just too much pressure trying to be something you're not.

So it's taken a while but at least I can cross one thing off my list of potential blog niches. In all honesty my blog may well go back to what it was in the early days - a place for me to write about all the things I hate. (Apparently myself, judging by this post.)

But seriously, it's important to do the things that make you happy and feel fulfilled, and I've realised that fussing over an instagram theme and fretting about getting a great shot rather than experiencing the moment without a phone isn't making me happy. It's not an accurate representation of who I am.

An accurate representation of who I am would be this gif:

And this gif is probably an accurate representation of what is to come for my blog, so prepare your loins and girdle up, lads.

Let me know your thoughts on fashion blogging,my fashion posts, and anything else!


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