After Hayley Thompson wrote a ridiculous article for Cosmo about what it’s like to date a blogger for which she basically slagged off the blogging community, I’ve decided to document a more “real” adaptation.
Obviously everyone is different but I fail to see which bloggers she’s referring to and tbh I hope I never meet them cause they sound awful. Despite what the media seems to think, bloggers are not in it for the “freebies” and if they are, they’re certainly in the wrong business because let me tell you, that thing you just got sent aint free! You will have to work your butt off to get a great post out, ensuring you keep the brand happy and produce good content you can be proud of.
Anyway I digress.. here’s what it’s really like to date a blogger…
1.We will want to take pictures of everything! This includes dinner, before it has been touched… please hold back until photos have ceased.
2.We will more than likely talk about you on our blog but, “hypothetically”.
3.If we are staring at our phone and ignoring you it’s probably because we are in the midst of a twitter chat in which some fellow blogger has poured her heart out and we need to send her all the love immediately.
4.If blogging is more of a hobby there is a good chance any spare second we have is being filled with scheduling posts, editing photos, filming videos, stressing that we don’t have enough good content … please bear with us.
5.We will sit in our pjs all day on a Sunday and then complain about it cause we feel guilty given all the blog stuff that should have been accomplished and wasn’t (at this time please stroke hair)
6.I fully understand that there is a slim to none chance that you read my blog but if I have an important post or a competition please pretend that you read it and share it on your social media.
7.You may be impressed if we are sent a free product or invited to an exciting event however I’m sure that after you witness the hours spent writing a post, editing, and promoting you will appreciate that this is not in fact “free”.
8.Although as a community bloggers may seem confident you will come to realise that most are not. A lot use blogging as a platform because their crippling self doubt and anxiety stops them from being this way in day to day life.
9.We will talk to you about other bloggers like they are our best friend… just go with it! Virtual friends are just as real and the fact that they are also bloggers means they just get us.
10.We will probably never invite you to a blogger event because you will be bored stiff! You will sit in what is usually a room full of women who will talk enthusiastically about blogging, men, periods, life in general and considering you don’t listen when we tell you this stuff we doubt you’ll want to hear about Nancy’s heavy flow.
11.Our phones will die, ALOT. We aren’t dead and please don’t worry. We usually carry a back up charger but this may too be dead.
12.If you actually stumble across a blog you enjoyed or an article about a blog, decide carefully whether you want to bring this up cause we may get super excited and think you’re into blogging now. Cue all the blog chat – do you really want to open that can of worms? (although please do!)
13.Don’t judge the selfies … the insta grid was missing something! (Also I’m totally lying I bloody love a selfie, judge away.)
14.Blogging is in fact a real thing so please don’t think that all of our efforts are in vain. Don’t you worry sonny jim our time is coming and bloggers are about to take over the world mwahahahaha
15.You don’t have to be interested in blogging, all we ask is that you support the fact that it’s basically our life, our baby, a little space on the internet where we can be ourselves, share our thoughts and hopefully help and inspire others.
Peace and love xoxo