Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Blogging Woes // What constitutes as inspiration in the blogging world anymore??

Hey guys! I know a little while back I said that I was going to start out scheduled posts. I thought quite a lot about it and I think I'm going to retract that statement. Why you ask? Because I have thought quite a lot about it and I feel that blogging (at least for me) should be something that should come to you inspirationally and at random. I've been noticing a recent trend in some of my favorite blogs and I am feeling quite disappointed in this said trend..

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Usually when I find a blog for the first time that I really like, I read almost every post they have. You see a certain pattern that popular bloggers have. Their very first posts are staggered, random and not perfect. Yes, I am guilty of this, too. I may even still be in that stage myself actually. Then these bloggers morph into something very close to blogging greatness. They finally found their blogging niche. Their blogs are interesting, unique, personalized and very much their own. But then, those blogs turn into (at least how I see it), a wee bit robotic. 

- Sponsor Posts
- Constant Giveaway Posts 
- Outfit posts (which most of the time I do really enjoy, so I'm not gonna hate, buttttt, I'm not a fan of this being the ONLY thing they post about. Especially if it's a lifestyle blog..)
- Sponsor Highlights
- c/o c/o c/o EVERYTHING. 

I mean, yeah, it's cool to see these things here and there. And I know that as your blog grows, these posts need to be there, but that shouldn't be the only thing you post about. I feel that sponsor posts are great for new bloggers, but when it's mainly all they're posting about, it gets kinda annoying. I even feel like unfollowing some of these bloggers because of the lack of personalized posting. You don't see 'them' in their blogs anymore. You just see $_$ with all the c/o's and sponsor me this month for a crazy amount of money. 

I really mean to not be negative regarding these unsaid bloggers, especially because I've been in this part of the internet for a very short amount of time...but the fact of the matter is, I don't want to be this kind of blogger. Scheduled posts, lack of inspiration and just plain, dull. I just feel that blogging should come within, and I will most certainly try to keep to that as much as humanly possible. Will I still do nail posts and polaroid posts? Of course, but this shouldn't be the only things I blog about. I love when something sparks into my head and I want to share it with you guys. I don't like if I can't get to a scheduled post, I may disappoint someone down the road. That's my last intention. I want you guys to come here and get to know me. I may not be that interesting, but sometimes I like to think I am ;) Hehe.

I've been debating whether or not to even post this, but I feel that in a way, I need to explain myself and my blogging motives. I've been putting it off to be honest with you, especially because I've seen this type of post before, but I assure you, everything I said here has come from my own noggin and is my own frustrations with the blogging world. I will still do Friday Fancy, because I do love doing it, and I think it's fun to post about some creative shops on Etsy. But you get the idea...Ok, rant over!! 

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Is anyone going to watch American Horror Story tonight?? To be honest, I have no idea where this episode is going to go! I can't wait. And in other news...I'm really sad that the Walking Dead had it's mid-season finale last Sunday. Now what am I going to do until February :( Sigh. 



  1. I agree with you on most things. A lot of the "big blogs" are all sponsored giveaways, sponsorship, and outfit posts ect. I've only been blogging a short while but before I started I knew how I did not want to turn up: like them. I have "scheduled posts" because those are the topics I'm into and I want to write about. I love movies,celebs,vintage/pennies,tumblr finds/pretty pics. So that's what I blog about. If I find a blog/product I like or someone I think deserves some recognition I'll feature them like I did you. I've turned down sponsorship and stuff already and some people might say since I'm new I'm not in the position to do that, but that's not why I blog. I think some pple start blogs just to get big and get sponsors and free giveaways and c/o clothes. I started my blog to share my likes and make friends/have people to talk to that might have similar interests/thoughts. I would say I hope I don't turn into those people but I don't have to. I know I won't turn into that. It takes the fun out of it. If down the road I do sponsors, I'll be reasonable and not let it get to my head. I'm just rambling now so I'll stop. If I ever get like "this", plze let me know Rachel :p


  2. See, I just love your blog!! I think it's so unique and different & that's what I love about it!! Don't worry, if I see you turn into the others, I'll pull you back :p


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