T-shirt: Gap, Lace kimono: Forever 21, Distressed denim: Ross (℅), Sneakers: Bensimon via MyHabit, Accessories: Karen Walker sunglasses, Forever 21 necklace, Alexis Bittar bracelet, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli
I've come across several posts lately that discuss the whole concept of being a blogger. Blogging sure has changed hasn't it? I mean...there once was a time when no one paid any attention to an "average" person who posted things online. Blogging was more of an outlet for people to express themselves or even for people to keep in touch. Now, blogging can equate to a career. Heck, people are even quitting their jobs because they supposedly make enough income to sustain a lifestyle.
Blogging sure has stepped up its game. Unfortunately, those who are "left behind" start comparing themselves to others. Then, the viciousness starts where people think "why not me?" and "what's wrong with me?"
That's the thing though...there isn't anything wrong with you. We all have to step back and wonder why we're in this community. Are you in it for the fame? Or are you in it for the creative outlet it provides? There's nothing wrong with either reason per se but, it's always unfortunate when we start to feel badly about ourselves about something that's really...just made-up. This whole internet world is made-up. The WWW was created by someone and then other people took it and ran with it. #justsayin
Surpassing the negative emotions is challenging. If thinking positively all the time was easy, there would be a ton of happier drivers on the road. Life truly is what we make of it. We'll never be perfect but, that's exactly why we're so unique. Just because you aren't written about in publications or receiving thousands of "likes" on your social media page does not mean your content is less worthy.
Don't worry, I have fallen victim to this viciousness plenty of times myself. Since I primarily post about personal style, I sometimes sit back and wonder about certain looks and analyze photos to the point of obsession. (Like, this look isn't really that ah-mazing but, I love the lace kimono and the laid-back style of this outfit.) But, I really remember why I'm here. Comparison is a thief. But, I can surely take joy back when I want to.