The thing that I really enjoy about blogging though is how you can have more of a connection to the people behind them – with snapchat, Instagram, twitter… you can really feel like you know the person, which you never get with a magazine. With the bigger bloggers though, there is also that element of aloofness in the sense that they are internet celebrities in their own right, and everyone wants a piece. With the fame and success that comes with having a well-known blog, it’s inevitable that things will shift – when you have to pay the bills with your content, then it’s never going to be as organic as when
When it comes to my blog – I am by no means a big blogger. I don’t blog full time, and I fit my hobby around my life. Does that mean I’m more relatable? I’m just a normal twenty-something with too many lipsticks – I don’t buy designer handbags every week, and I don’t go on holiday to 5* getaways every month. Lord knows I would if I could though! Trying to make my content glossier, slicker and have my photos more stylised – does that compromise my blogging integrity? I would blog full time if I had the opportunity, but if that did happen would I lose any chance I have of being a relatable person? Is the key to being successful mean that you have to shed away your unprofessional self? I can’t really thing of any ‘big’ bloggers who haven’t evolved over time (not that evolution is a bad thing, if you know what I mean!), but commercial partnerships rarely seem to produce the same quality in regards to heartfelt content. I just don’t know!