There are moments when I lack inspiration for my blog posts, whether it is for the actual text or outfits, it sometimes happens. Obviously I go to other blogs which I mostly follow through Instagram to get a bit of inspiration. The truth is that I never really go on blogs anymore since Instagram is this 3 in 1 thing and it’s sufficient enough, but also because the blogs lack quality content.
Why would you check a blog now, when all the images and outfits are already on Instagram? What more can be on a blog that you can’t find on Instagram?
For me the obvious answer is the text and the content. I always enjoyed writing my posts even if they have nothing in common with the outfit photos. I always see the photos and the text as two separate parts which somehow integrate together.
I don’t want to seem hypocritical by what I’ll say next, therefore I want to make it clear that I don’t categorize myself as a “blogger” necessarily. I like to say that I’m more of an influencer, I do a bit of this and that, but I don’t see my blog as a main thing. Since we made that clear, I would like to say that I enjoy criticizing bloggers. Mainly because I believe they should not call themselves bloggers anymore. It’s true to say these blogs are updated from time to time, but mostly with one outfit post, no text, no content. I know that usually it’s done to make it seem like the blog is active for potential cooperation with brands.
I don’t want to judge because we all have our reasons, but what annoys me the most is how these so called bloggers do not give a damn about their blogs and use them as a source of money. Blogs are still a way of expressing your views and opinions, along with your style, but how can you do it when you upload twenty photos of the same outfit and the only text is the credit for the photographer?
It’s not true for all bloggers, however all the ones who’s style I adore are not providing me with anything interesting anymore. I stopped visiting their blogs because they stopped writing. I miss reading about their values, opinions, stories and other random bits which let me feel connected to the author (for the ones who are reading my post and feeling similarly to how I feel, I can say that the only place which I find still enjoyable to read at times is Messy Heads).
This inner discussion still leaves me with questions that I cannot answer. If you originally gained popularity through your blog, but you moved 90% of your content to Instagram, can you still call yourself a blogger? I’m thinking here about bloggers like Kristina Bazan or others who neglected their blogs?
I would love to hear your opinions on that issue, whether you come from a blogging background or not.
Scarf & Top – Berhska || Skirt & Boots – Zara || Bag* – Marc B
Photos by Kuba Polityło Aluwihare