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
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 t
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.