August 1, 2011
How My Non-Blogger Friends Feel About Bloggers
This weekend was my birthday party and I invited some friends I've made through blogging. I also invited my friends who don't blog. It was an interesting combination. My non-blogging friends and family don't really get blogging and get what I do. I understand that there are some misconceptions.
Some think that we get free stuff all the time from companies or always get to go to Fashion Week. They think it's a little more glamorous than it actually is. In fact, no. Blogging is A LOT of hard work and we don't get all those amazing things the minute we own a domain name. Only a select few actually make it into the tents and companies are still hesitant to work with us. It's very much like the fashion industry. It's not as glamorous as it seems on the outside.
Some have a negative idea of bloggers and think they are all self-absorbed because they take daily photos of themselves. Perhaps some are but I know for a majority of us, that is not the case. Most are typical every day girls brave enough to share their lives with the public. I try explaining how harsh the internet can be and how much I admire anyone who puts up a picture of themselves. When I worked at Lovelyish, I quickly learned how cruel the internet can be. That's why it's so important we support each other in this community. We still have a long way to go in gaining respect by the general public.
How do your non-blogger friends feel about you blogging?
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