Listen to your gut feeling

IMG_4542If you read guidebooks on how to start a successful blog, there is always one advise telling you how important it is to blog on a regular basis. Having a successful blog means blogging at least three times a week, so they tell. I’ve tried that since three weeks and I must say, it works.

On the other hand it also puts a lot of pressure on the blogger to produce good content. You don’t want your quality suffer from the quantity you’re posting.

I’m very picky when it comes to my outfits. I don’t feel good in every outfit and I feel like you can tell that from the pictures. This week was a rather busy week with easter and traveling home. I didn’t really have the time to think of what I wanted to pack for home so I just grabbed something thinking that it will be ok. When I wanted to take pictures for my blog I looked into the mirror and didn’t quite feel comfortable. The first thing that came into my mind was: “Shit, you need to have three outfits!”  The more I looked at the outfit the more uncomfortable I felt. And that’s when I thought: “What happened to quality before quantity?!”

That’s when I changed into todays outfit and I feel very good about that even though it means that I cannot show you three outfits this week.

With more competition the pressure on bloggers has increased a lot. You need to post as often as possible but please don’t wear anything twice. And don’t forget to always incorporate at least an It-bag. When you do that, you have climbed the blogger olympus. Brands will get interested in you and sponsor some more outfits.

But what about all those bloggers who can’t afford that? Or don’t want to? What about those who want to be creative and also wear some things more than once? Well, it feels like blogging is no longer a creative outlet but a business and I think that’s very sad. A lot of good, creative bloggers have vanished from the blogging world because of that. And with Instagram, who does read blogs anyway? Are blogs dying out? What do you think? What does the future of bloggers look like?

By the way, after two years also I have given in to the pressure of using Instagram. You can find me here. I hope to see some of you there to also get a better picture of you :)

Today I am wearing my new Levi’s jeans, H&M sneaker, my H&M turtleneck that you know very well by now (similar) and an old cami top (similar).







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53 thoughts on “Listen to your gut feeling

  1. I always want to blog more, but I’m just the laziest person on the planet. But I’ll definitely try it!
    Love this outfit :) The colors are fantastic! x Alona

  2. Completely agree with all of this, I try to post 3 times a week but it’s so hard to keep it up without compromising on quality! I actually wrote a post recently on how it’s impossible to keep up and keep wearing new things like you’re expected to, it’s not sustainable! I definitely agree that blogs are becoming less read since instagram is a much faster way to digest fashion content – however I think if you write interesting things people will come! Love your outfit too, so chic and the layering is perfect!

    Anoushka Probyn – A London Fashion Blog

  3. I completely feel the pressures of blogging and YouTube. I lost myself a bit this past year, but I promised this year I would only create content that I want and that I find passion in. So far it’s been working well for me. I don’t think blogs are going anywhere, but I do think the pressure to create beautiful content is there.

  4. I do not understand what’s the whole obsession with wearing all the time new and It things.
    I see your point through, if you own a Gucci bag your popularity increases from 1 to 10.
    On the other hand, after following some popular bloggers for some time I got really tired of this.
    I prefer now smaller or fresher blogger, like you.
    Love your outfit, keep styling girl!

  5. Lovely post!
    Your style is actually incredible and you look so good in this outfit!
    I love this layering trend and think I may try it for myself one day! Not sure if I will be able to pull it off :)

  6. First off, I love how you styled this look. The tank over the turtleneck looks so chic.

    On another note, thank you for your thoughtful piece. I do care a lot about the content I post, and making sure I post 5 days a week can be stressful (which is how often I post). But, it is so important to post quality content. Oftentimes, I will shoot a look and then not be crazy about the photos and I never publish them. I always see it as a learning experience, and an opportunity to better myself. Hopefully, you see it that way moving forward, too.

    xo, Pam

    • Thank you so much, Pam, for taking the time to read my post and commenting. It’s a good way to see it as a learning process, that way you don’t feel like you wasted your time! Thanks for bringing that up!

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