You Do You

Saturday, August 19, 2017


Being a part of the blogging community, I often see drama arise about a variety of different issues to do with blogging. Recently there's been a lot of talk about bloggers ‘wasting their voice’ and writing about pointless topics, and how unfair this view of us is.

Blogging has grown and grown over the past few years and I hope it keeps growing, with more and more people creating blogs and being welcomed into this amazing community. The majority of bloggers I have dealt with on social media have been the loveliest of people, but you have to bear in mind - likewise in any community - there are those who seem to try and bring others down.

Lately I've read a few blog posts by bloggers who seem to look down on those of us who like to take a good marble flatlay and write about our favourite lipsticks. But is being a "typical blogger" really a bad thing?

It really saddens me that there's this idea of a “typical blogger” who writes about pointless topics and only care about pretty photos. All bloggers work hard, whatever kind of topics they write about. It can be difficult, but it's definitely the best thing I've ever done.


Blogging shouldn't be about putting others down for the way they use their platform or the way they take their photos. So what if I like marble? So what if you don't? The blogging community is so broad that you can literally blog about anything, and this shouldn't be seen as a problem.

My biggest tip to bloggers is you do you. It doesn't matter what anyone else says, if you enjoy writing, then write. If you enjoy taking your photos on a marble background with copper props, you do that. If that isn't your thing, that's okay too! But don't bring other bloggers down for being into that.


*The irony that I didn't use a marble background in this post! I'm on holiday, it's the best I could do*

Quickly I would love to say thank you all for helping me reach 1000 followers on bloglovin! Another huge debate about blogging is how important the numbers and statistics are, and although I don't think it's the most important thing, it really reminds me how far I've come over the past 3 years here! Thank you so much, it means the world :)

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14 comments

  1. YES! I love this and totally agree! It's our platforms, and we get to decide how we use them! :)


    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  2. I couldn't have said this better myself Erin, it is so disheartening to see bloggers being brought down for writing content that they enjoy making! Also huge congrats on 1000!
    Grace xx

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    1. Thank you! Yes, we should be encouraging other bloggers not bringing them down! x

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  3. Congrats on 1K! It's so important to stay true to yourself and it's clear who is and who isn't just by having a look at their blog. xx Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

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  4. I love this post. Says everything in the title. There is nothing wrong with being a 'typical blogger'. I have been inspired by 'typical bloggers' and I personally think that marble is beautiful and it has also made me want to use that for a background. Big deal! The individual who wrote that rant is tired of seeing beauty bloggers but he's the one who chose to follow them and that's why his feeds are full of 'marble flatlays' and the lot! Blogging is about having your own voice and not 'uniting as one voice' as he phrased it.

    Meg x | the-writeblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Exactly, I have been inspired by those bloggers style too because I think it is amazing! If someone doesn't like that, they have the choice to unfollow and leave us to enjoy marble x

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  5. Great post Erin! Very true.

    www.upyourvlog.com

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  6. Awesome post, totally agree with you! And congrats on 1000 followers, that's wonderful!

    Carolina's Makeup Life

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  7. Congratulations on 1K! I couldn't agree with you more on this post!
    www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I couldn't agree more with this post, Erin. You took the words right out of my mouth, so to speak. I also couldn't be prouder of you for reaching 1K. That's so well deserved, my love.

    Jade x | www.simplyjadey.co.uk

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  9. Just a note to say CONGRATS ON YOUR NEW SELF HOSTED SITE GIRL! xx


    Morgan // www.justmorgs.com

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  10. This post was extremely well said. I agree with everything you said. I am all for uplifting my fellow bloggers. There is more than enough room for all of us. I don't understand why anyone feels the need to bring another blogger down xxx

    Melina | www.ivefoundwaldo.com

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