While sitting on my bed the other day in my underwear redesigning my blog (do you guys likey?) I came to a very real realisation that this was what it was like to be a blogger. You’re probably thinking “what on earth are you talking about?” so let me elaborate. I have a proper point, I promise. When we go to blogger events and even just look at bloggers on social media everything looks so glamorous right? Now just have a good think and imagine how you’d see said glamours bloggers actually blogging, writing out their posts.
Personally I used to imagine them all dolled up in glamorous clothes using a mac in a very clean and aesthetically pleasing room, and I know for a fact I’m not the only one who used to have an image like this in their head. That pretty and perfect picture quite a few of us expect to be the truth is honestly far from it, you never realise how ordinary a bloggers life is until you either meet one behind their persona or you become one yourself. I can’t speak for all bloggers out there but I know the majority of us, me and my friends included, normally don’t blog in a face full of perfect makeup, we’re normally in our pj’s or sweats just chilling on our beds, our rooms probably not as lovely as you imagine them to be. Our lives aren’t just full of us taking pictures of all the free makeup and clothes and etc that we’ve been sent, we normally spend our hand earned money on that. Yes okay I won’t pretend bloggers don’t receive free things, or go to really cool events, because we all know that can happen, but it’s far from the glamorous and easy lifestyle you’d all imagine. We don’t get that kinda stuff for nothing, it takes years and years of hard work and doing what we enjoy doing, blogging. There’s a few lucky ones who get all that quickly and easily, but that’s such a rare case. There’s a lot more behind the ‘blogger glamour’ than you’d all imagine.
I just thought I’d write this post because of how bloggers are normally stereotyped to be, and most of those stereotypes are incorrect. Bloggers lives aren’t perfect and every single one of us is different. Some of us are so far from the typical blogger stereotype that you’d never expect us to be like the rest. We don’t all need to be pretty, or have perfect hair, or dress a certain way, we’re all doing this because we have one single thing in common and that’s our passion for what we do and a lot of people seem to forget that.