Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Back to the Basics.

Lately in ole blog land, I have noticed a lot of bloggers are conforming to the same standard. Back when I first started blogging, it seemed that people were more honest, authentic and original with their post and ideas. Every post was not about making money or selling a product to you. It wasn't about pitching some idea and trying to get internet famous off of it. It was simpler. Blogging was a fun hobby. It was not a job. It was not a career. It was an outlet for expressing yourself, your thoughts and your ideas. 

Now a days in blog land, every thing is the same. All the pictures have to be artistically staged. They have to have 20 filters applied to them before they can be posted and lord forbid you actually post a picture with something not photo shopped or edited online. Everything is photographed with a white background with one or two things purposely laid around them. Everything is staged to perfection and everything looks flawless. There is nothing wrong with this but over the years, either you fell into this style of blogging or you stopped blogging. I have lost a ton of blogs that I love because they just stopped blogging. They gave up. They quit.

Blogging has gotten to complicated. For awhile, I fell out of love with it. I was not one of the "cool" bloggers and to this day, I still am not. I do not spend hours on my photography or my blog. It is my hobby and I spend time on it when I can. I do not post every single day and some times I only post 2-3 times a week. I would prefer to post amazing content 2-3 times a week than shitty content 5-6 times a week. I hate how people have tried to make this such a big business. I do agree with posting some branded content once in awhile because yes, money is nice, but not every post. I have about 2 post, maybe if that, a month that is sponsored. Past that, it is all me. Everything I post is from me. I do not go around stealing ideas or checking out other bloggers and trying to copying them like some do. I post what I feel like. I post what I think means something to me. Who cares if it means something to someone else as long as it speaks to me? My blog is more of a diary for me than it is anything else. If someone reads it and is able to relate to it and loves  it, that is awesome. That means that there is still someone out there, like me, on the same level as me and same thinking as me. 
Now this does not mean I am against popular bloggers or big bloggers. Props to them to take hours out of their lives to photograph the right angle for a picture and make sure their content is just perfect for their blog. I do not have the time nor the patience for that. I prefer smaller blogs. Blogs that speak from the heart. Blogs that are honest and there for you. Blogs that are not fake. Blogs that are real and speak the truth. 
I promise to never turn into one of those bloggers. If you ever think I am, please tell me. I never want to be a blogger that pushes products in every post or tries to sell my e-course or something. I think blogging needs to go back to blogging. Just writing your feelings, your day to day stuff and how your life is going. It need's to go back to the basics. 

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