Alphabet Challenge - Y - You: My favourite bloggers
Here's the penultimate post in my alphabet challenge blog series. It's been fun but also difficult.
This is a bit of a different post for me, rather than focussing on the products, I'm thinking about the bloggers. I've come across so much blogger drama recently, luckily none that I have been embroiled in, but I've certainly witnessed it, and it's not very nice guys!
I've spent a while wondering what happened to the fun community, where people shared interests, chatted about their favourite products and made friends. Now, I can see bloggers acting afraid to post what they really think, because of how other people will react to it.
Post what you like, and that includes when you are commenting or tweeting, but switch your brain on. There is no need to be mean about another blogger and what they have written. They are entitled to their opinion, and if you don't agree, then so be it. Instead of heading up a bitchathon, why not take the time to write your own opinions in a post of your own, from an objective point of view. So what if you don't like the dress she wore in her OOTD post? She likes it so let it be. Perhaps she doesn't like the way you've styled your hair today? Everyone is different.
So, as inspired by a fellow blogger
(I'll mention her in a minute, don't want to spoil the rest of the post!), I am writing this post to name three bloggers who have inspired me. I spent ages debating on who to choose, and I have my reasons for all of them. There are many bloggers, from those with 5 followers to those with 5000 that I subscribe to and read all the time. It doesn't matter who's blog is the 'biggest', if I like what they write, I will read and I will keep going back.
The first inspiring blogger on my list is Charl from Ginger Girl Says (@misscharl on twitter).
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She's the lovely lady who inspired this post with her "Don't hate, appreciate!" post by writing down and publishing something we were all thinking and trying to get our community spirit back.
Fair play, lady!
I've actually been reading 'Ginger Girl Says...' for a while, and I love the way she blogs with such confidence. Her voice is truly hers and you know you are getting real opinion and honesty with whatever she writes. Her posts are a mix of lifestyle, beauty, fashion and culture, and you know she is passionate as she shows it in every word!
Click here to check out Ginger Girl Says to see the Don't Hate, Appreciate post and write one for yourself!
The first is Kayleigh from Couture Girl (@k_leexjx on twitter). Most of you will know her blog, as you should because it is really fantastic.
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Not only is she a journalism graduate, like myself, Kayleigh has achieved massive things with her blog in a really short amount of time. Some may say she is lucky, which, but her luck is accompanied by hard work and a real talent for blogging.
Kayleigh also inspires me on a personal level. She has been very open recently about her struggle with anxiety in her recent post "living with anxiety and panic attacks'. You may look at her pictures on her blog and think like I did to begin with; "she doesn't look anxious, she looks gorgeous and confident!", but it just goes to show that you can't judge a book by its cover.
You should read Kayleigh's post on her anxiety issues. Not only is it brave of her to share her problem with her many readers, it is also admirable. A post like that could be comforting and inspiring to someone sat at home with the same problems, feeling alone and lost. Definitely commendable and inspiring.
Click here to read Couture Girl
Finally, I am tagging Sophia from Tattooed Tealady (@TattoedTeaLady on twitter).
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Again, a fabulous and naturally talented blogger with a real flair, passion, and such great knowledge that she puts into each and every one of her posts.
An advocate for plus size bloggers, and another who seems to come under criticism a lot, for reasons I cannot fathom.
Her blog is great and she's lovely to chat to on twitter, the only reason I can see for negativity would be jealousy of her success as a blogger.
Despite all of this, she continues with professionalism and still produces a fabulous blog that you should all read. I can get lost browsing her posts for hours. In fact, I think I've ready all of them now!
Head over to Tattooed Tealady's blog for a great read.
Like I said, I could have picked several more bloggers, but I settled on these three. I hope you will go and take a look at their blogs if you haven't before.
Why don't you send me the links of some bloggers that inspire you, or even better, write a post about them. Send me the links in the comments!
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