When ‘Rich’ Bloggers Become Unrelatable.

I was going to write a different post tonight, in fact, I have already written another post [yay, go me!]. But, I was listening to a podcast on the way home with some hugely successful bloggers and it made me realise something. I am not sure how many bloggers I can actually relate to anymore. This is obviously quite overdramatic, when in fact there are SO many bloggers I love, and so many I would consider friends. But, I’m British and as a typical Brit over here, I am going to focus on the negatives like a big-time neggy nancy. 

I get it, I do get it [I don’t really] when bloggers finally make it in the industry, they are suddenly making goodness knows however much money and then, all of a sudden, they earn SO much money they are no longer relatable to the very people that supported them. The very people that helped them get there in the first place. I’m sure you can think of at least one blogger, let’s face it there is a number of them roaming the internet, who suddenly think paying £200 for a coat is ‘good value’, in fact, such good value EVERYONE should buy one, ACTUALLY forget that buy five. Er, what? The last time I checked, a bargain was the £20 coat I bought in the ASOS sale two years ago and is still 120% wearable…but whatever floats your boat I suppose. 

Now don’t get me wrong, not all bloggers are like that, I understand that it is difficult to be relatable 100% of the time when the lifestyle they are leading is just so different to the one they began with, it is hard to believe what they are saying – you can’t go from Primark hauls to Net a Porter hauls in three seconds flat and hope to remain at the top of my must watch/read list. Some bloggers find the balance really well and get the balance just perfect. But for others, recommendations, lifestyle choices, preaching the rights and wrongs of life. It almost makes me angry. No, not almost, it does make me angry. It wasn’t so long ago I was watching a video where a certain vlogger recommended to their audience that everyone should invest in their mental health by getting a therapist – because it was really important. Yes, mental health is important, and don’t get me wrong, I would LOVE to have enough disposable income to have a weekly therapist, but it is just not relatable, or attainable to so many people. 

I am not going to name any particular ‘victims’ [LOL] but when I am watching a video, or reading a blog post about doing something, because it will be really ‘good for me’ or that I should buy a certain item because ‘it’s a good investment’ but actually costs’ 3x the average monthly rent, it really does make me want to punch them in the face. 

I am not really sure where to go from here, I appreciate on the whole this is a very new ground that has never been covered before, but it is the reality. Some may call it jealousy, maybe it is, but the truth of the matter is, in my opinion, there really is nothing worse. 

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  1. October 4, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    How can I like a post multiple times, because that is what this one deserves. You have it spot on! I feel exactly the same way. Great post! 💕

  2. October 4, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    I 100% agree, I am one of the people who gets slightly angry about it. It has got to the point now where I no longer watch or read certain people’s blogs as I just can’t relate to the topics they discuss or their views. I completely understand that individuals have to move in the direction their life takes them but it does make me a little sad that things have changed.
    Kate x
    http://www.katesbeautyhome.com

  3. October 4, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    I must agree with this. I even notice how some of the bigger bloggers that are continually supported by those of us who get brushed over, have forgotten their start and how difficult can be. Those who claim or who are viewed as “pillars” of the blogging community but rarely see them retweet a thing and rarely a comment etc. it can be very discouraging. I really appreciate this post b

  4. October 4, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    This post was brilliantly written and I wholeheartedly agree. I used to love Tanya Burr but now she is just so unrelatable I am completely uninterested now. Very well said! Glad I found your post 😊

    Laura at Palette of Thoughts// http://www.paletteofthoughts.co.uk

    xx

  5. October 5, 2018 / 7:44 am

    This is spot on! Something I’ve noticed whilst blogging is that I kinda want to stay in the small blogging community. Everyone here is friendly and supportive, whereas when people get big they seem to lose sense of that and it becomes all about the numbers.

    Megan // https://pixieskiesblog.wordpress.com/

  6. October 6, 2018 / 10:36 am

    I honestly feel the same way! A few bloggers I use to love are too unrelatable because of their new lifestyle choices. Loved this post x

  7. October 13, 2018 / 6:22 am

    I guess it shows who a person is at their very core. I personally think a lot of bloggers/vloggers were never in touch with reality to begin with. And by in touch with reality I mean the reality that some people can’t afford to shop at Waitrose, for some people Primark is expensive, etc. Coming into the limelight exposes their detachment.

  8. October 19, 2018 / 11:57 pm

    A certain American Family vlogger just got a Tesla…which is awesome but 99% of their audience can’t relate to that! I am so sick of hearing about that car! I don’t care about the features or why it is great. I watch so I can see your cute kiddos! Lol

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