|Art by: Rafael Alvarez|
What I'm getting at here is that watching "fluff" bloggers take the spotlight is really disheartening when you're trying to actually say something.
I try to be completely honest in my posts. Giving people ways to tackle problems in their lives no matter how big or small. Self confidence, reaching goals, and doing what you love. But because I'm not teaching the perfect contour, where to by the latest shag rug, or even worse, passing off the latest overpriced product...my reader count remains embarrassingly low.
It's more than frustrating actually. It makes me want to punch every perfectly curated blogger I come across in my social media timelines.
Tell me how you overcame a trying time. Tell me your aspirations. Cool, you went to Turkey! What did you do besides pose for selfies and eat? What did you learn? How are you helping others?
I can see the benefit in some of the topics I try to avoid. Just barely...
Beauty bloggers want to help people feel beautiful. Lifestyle bloggers are trying to help you better your life and space with things but I guess they have good intentions.
Despite this there are still a lot of bloggers who don't even seem to do or say anything anymore. They've gotten to the point where their faces alone are making them money and raising their status. Like... HOW SWAY!
I respect people like Franchesca Ramsey, Shannon Boodram, Whitney White, and Maya Washington... . Strong you-tubers/bloggers who despite reaching a high point, still have something to say and always have.
Can I get less dicking around and more substance please?! I want to follow in the footsteps of women like that. Women taking their skills, talents, and voices and projecting them out to people who need them.
Take these two-bit beauty bloggers and wishlist peddlers and stop giving them so much of your attention...
, by Chelsea Redding