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Also the evolution of blogging? Some verbal diarrhea now.
In light of the current fashion week season and through constant observation I am driven to write. Just write. I have realised that I've now become completely numbed to all things related to fashion week(s). This sadly makes me never want to experience it myself as I've already heard all the stories and seen the commotion. The use of social media for some bloggers has become so excessive that I'm constantly seeing blurry catwalk photos and tweets from numerous bloggers at the same damn show. Has blogging now evolved from not just the keyboard, but also the keypad? Well yes, but personally I like to have a life offline in that I don't treat my mobile device like an hourly diary. Although I do enjoy a good Instagram 'day' photo here and there, I believe that sometimes you just live in the moment and focus on creating original content. What I mean by that is, not posting about the fruit salad you had for breakfast. No one cares.
What I love about blogging though is that anyone can do it and read it. You don't need a degree in English or be able to form a constructive sentence, sometimes people just have good taste and the ability to share it. It's a great and free medium that I predict will tire out as fast as it evolved in the first place because of the sheer abundance. Every girl and her cat has a blog. There is just so much shit to sift through in predicting 'up & coming' bloggers which is why I don't think the 'Queen B' bloggers (soz Gossip Girl talk) will ever get knocked off their perches unless they retire on their own accord. This is why I'm seeing fashion houses approach and sponsor the same bloggers over and over again which ties into the theme of this post- repetitiveness.
I am noticing a lot of bloggers whom I follow constantly wearing the same designers over and over again, obviously due to being sponsored/sent items. Eg. I don't think I've seen a post of 'Tuula' in a while in her wearing something other than Zimmermann/Lover? You get my point. Is this advertiser controlled influence ruining the true integrity of style blogs? I fear yes, which is why I think some people have decided to leave the 'Fellt' blogging platform as it was starting to become too controlled and take away their freedom of content. I feel that popular bloggers don't post with 100% freedom anymore, there will always be part control (rare exception is the blog Love-Aesthetics). It is up to the reader to identify what is sponsored and what is true love now. People should not be drawn to blogging for the freebies and the so-called fame because I predict it will not last. Advertisers at least will move onto the next best thing soon enough when it comes around. Also because talented newcomers will have to surface through a big pool of mud (the entire blog population) before they can ever be noticed.
These mixed-bag thoughts above of mine just had to be said. Sick of writing now. What do you agree on?