Saturday, January 14, 2012

Fashion Blogger's Guilt

In the time I've been blogging (2 years on and off on several blogs and several situations) I've discovered a very  particular and very unpleasant feeling: what I call fashion blogger's guilt.

In general, fashion bloggers, this overwhelmingly female group, may be considerably less tech-oriented than most other Internet authors. These are women, a lot of whom blog as a part-time thing. They have large lives outside of their blogs - which is why it happens that sometimes it's easier to get sidetracked by real life and simply forgo blogging for a few days, or more.



I don't know if I managed to get my point across without sounding sexist towards my own gender, but then again, I am writing this after a Saturday that meant work and study for the finals I am not ready for. The main idea was, that, well, forgoing blogging for a while comes along with a nagging feeling of guilt that in and of itself can stop you from finding the remedy to the situation - publishing a post.

I've been beating myself up for days - I had a wonderful Christmas break, the kind you have when you go back home after 4 months of not seeing your loved ones, but after it, somehow, I couldn't snap back. I had plenty of opportunities to take a half hour, edit some photos and post them, simply saying, "Hey guys, thanks for the support, here how I'm spending the holidays, hope you're enjoying yourselves". But for some reason I didn't. And I kept feeling a bitter dose of FBG, every day, all day.


Which is not ok. I'm a full time student at a very demanding University, I work quite a bit and I'm trying to have a social life - blogging is something I enjoy, and if I can take it to the next level, that's great. But if I cannot, it is not the end of the world.









So what did happen since I last wrote?


  • I went home to Romania and saw family and friends, my heart almost exploded with joy
  • I partied way too much, including a crazy New Year's Eve party
  • I turned 20 (twenty!!!
  • I returned to Belgium and entered an insane time of preparing for final exams 
  • I became forever grateful for the continued support of you guys, I love and appreciate every comment I receive
  • I got lots and lots of loving from this guy below

Love,
Jo.

11 comments:

  1. Aww your doggy is adorable! :)

    Never heard the term "Fashion bloggers guilt" before but I like it! :) Good luck with your finals and remember - it's your blog so you can post as much or as little as you like, don't feel guilty! :)

    awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks darling! I'm gonna check out your blog asap!

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  2. What a great post, thanks so much for sharing this! Your comment was so sweet and it brought a smile to my face :) I'm following you back! xoxo, Veena

    http://seven-inch-stilettos.blogspot.com

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  3. I know what you mean about FBG! It happens, even when I try to stop it! It sounds like a lot has been happening with you since you last posted!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  4. Happy birthday! and give that adorable pup tons of kisses!

    *sigh* Yes, finding time to blog can be a bit tricky. I try to pre-write most of my posts, considering it's hard to find time during the regular day. But, that still doesn't always solve the problem of being able to find time to respond to comments, read other blogs, etc...:/

    Rimi

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  5. I really know what you mean!! It's really hard sometimes as a student to combine it with a blog, I've the same problem.
    Especially now with the exams, which I still find more important :)

    I also went home from Spain to my family in Belgium. I was sooo happy!! The feeling is so great to see everybody back, but it's hard to go back to the real life again afterwards.

    But hey good luck, don't give up!!! And you can do it there in Belgium :)

    xx

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  8. Your dog is sooooo cute.


    You have a very nice blog, would you like to follow each other? <3
    http://vivaciousblog17.blogspot.com

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  9. i get the same feeling!

    http://underthefluorescents.blogspot.com/

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