Why I am sick of the blogging ‘community’

Hi everyone! So recently a guy, who I love to read by the way, put out a blog post about the blogging community and how we could be more of a collective movement. However, it seems that the rest of the blogging ‘community’ read it in a completely different way to me (if at all for some people) and were highly offended by it and took to twitter to say so and basically created a shit storm. People basically ripped this guy down for having an opinion and his post has been taken so out of context. People seem to think that he’s telling them what to write about which is seriously not the case.

What really got my goat about the situation was how contradictory everybody was being. You’re all saying that people should be allowed to post about what they want but when someone does exactly that you all tear them down for it just because you don’t agree with their opinion. You’re also saying that he is pigeonholing people and yet I can’t tell you how many posts I’ve seen basically telling me how to be a blogger. Isn’t that the same thing?? In honesty, I appreciate that there are people out there that don’t care about flatlays. I don’t feel like bloggers are valued for the actual content that they put out, especially when it’s different to the norm.

We are supposed to be a ‘community’ and yet you all live off the drama and use it to build others up but shouldn’t that just happen anyway? Not just when someone starts a shit storm? I have disagreed with peoples opinions but I havent taken to twitter to create drama over it. Not everyone is going to agree with you and you’re not going to agree with everyone but nobody deserves so much shit. Could you imagine if so much drama was created over every opinion someone disagreed with?? I have been told by people that it’s the way it was worded that offended people but that isn’t what people said. Also, half of the comments that are being thrown around aren’t even anything he said.

Also – side note to creative – surely it should be down to the individual if they want to do work for free because surely they’re the ones making a loss from it not you? I get that it may mean you get less paid work but surely if these people were charging and still getting the work then it’d be the same problem right? Also who knows why they are doing it for free. They might be doing it to build up clients or a portfolio or for their friends who just happen to recommend them to others. It’s not fair for you to tell someone what they can and can’t do. Ironic after all that’s happened.

I honestly couldn’t care less what people have to say about this post, I’m just saying it as it is. At the end of the day I’m just doing what everyone else is telling me to by saying you write about what you want, right?

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