It's no secret there's a lot said about bloggers in general, and there's certainly no shortage of criticisms and/or critiques of fashion bloggers specifically. We sometimes get the worst of it, because we show our faces, our bodies, and we talk about fashion & shopping – considered by many to be shallow pursuits.
And as the media are wont to do, “fashion bloggers” are usually lumped together as one entity – moving as a single blob across the Internet, taking over Instagram and Pinterest. Sadly, many of the fashion bloggers in question DO look very similar and post the same things at the same times (because they're all working on the same designer collaboration), but there are many more of us out there who are different.
Not all fashion bloggers are walking billboards for whatever brand we're working with today, but some of us are. Or at least appear to be.
Fashion bloggers don't all live in NYC or SLC.
We don't all stage our outfit posts, hiding a pair of sneakers or UGGs in the bushes to replace the stilettos we're shooting our outfit in.
And not all of us have professional photographer friends/husbands/significant others who can take our photos, nor are most of us models, or even fancy ourselves models.
The Truth About Fashion Bloggers:
Some of us are over 40 (gasp!)
We are different colors, shapes & sizes
Some of us are plus-sized
Some of us are petite
Some of us are average
Some of us buy our own clothes
Some of us make our own clothes
Some of us have careers other than blogging
Most of us have other interests besides fashion & shopping
Most of us don't make much money off our blogs
A lot of us don't monetize our blogs
Some of us started blogging later in life, or as a second career
Some of us don't have digital cameras
Some of us love to write
Some of us prefer to post pictures
Some of us are narcissists
A lot of us are very private
Many of us share everything on our blogs, even the boring stuff we do in real life
Most of us just want to share our passion and do what we love