While the blogging community may be competitive one, I am here to remind you that it is still a community.
Naturally, every blogger wants to stay ahead of the game and make a name for themselves. But what's different about the fashion blogging industry is that while you may think it's large and vast, it's actually very, very small and very, very new in comparison to other industries — therefore, it's probably in your best interest to not cast off (or be rude to) other bloggers, no matter how big or small they might be.
Community and support are vital in the life line of blogging, here's my reasoning as to why:
Social media is a small town. Think about it this way: they say small town folk are nicer because they are most likely going to bump into you in the street again. In a place like New York City, you can flip someone the bird and have maybe a 1% chance of bumping into them again.
The same could be said with social media. Sure, it may seem like a good idea to tweet something rude to a blogger who annoys you — but you may have to pay for it in the future. The internet never forgets; you are completely accountable for everything you say on social media. It's not hard to take a screen shot of something said, Google quotes, and refer back to articles archived on social media. Heck, there's even websites that show what your design looked like back in the day. Save yourself some PR hassle in the future, and keep it “real” today.
Remember kids, no blog is an island.
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