A few years ago, I was hesitating to publish the post filled with a few F words, which I was asked "Do you think it's ok to use such language for your audiences?" I thought about it for a while, however, I clicked 'publish' without changing anything eventually. My reason at that moment was "this is my blog, I just want to be myself. It makes me feel disgusted to pretend, or to use beautiful words when my personality is not like that. I just want the audiences to get to know me with my sincere words." Deep down, I realize this is the online publication where everyone can access, and judge 'us' as the bloggers/writers by the words, but at the end of the day this blogosphere is ours, and I think we should be honest when blogging.
There is a fine line between the words 'myself' and 'others' It is impossible to say whatever we think in public because we are feared by the criticism of others. I read a lot of blogs constantly, and sometimes it makes me think whether what they publish is true. It's hard to figure it out, isn't it? When bloggers are paid or sponsored by the brands, and advertising agencies to review the products with the expectation of 'positive feedback' This is reality, the unintentional influence of the fame and money. What's the reason of being a blogger?
Of course, this online sphere is like a diary, or even a career for some people who take blogging to the whole new level of making money. I am one of the full-time bloggers, and the reason why I have been on this road for four years is to inspire people. It is normal if we want to be loved, to be liked by followers. It excites me every time I gain followers, it makes me feel good when I get paid by writing The Equinox Fashion. I want to be known by the readers, I work so hard because I need to make it. It is normal for us to think in a similar way. However, don't lose your identity to such excitement, because you have to realize who you are at this point. You are the boss of your blog, not a puppet of the sponsored brands.
Being honest is the valuable character in all of us. It allows the audiences to get to know who we really are. Don't let anybody control how our blogs should be, because once we are led by their words, it is hard to pull ourselves back. This also applies to the product review, when honesty is the most important. I have received a lot of emails to promote the products, though, I have never used them. I know 'likes' are crucial, but I don't want to risk my name being questioned if I really use it or not. I have created this blog by my own two hands, starting from being refused by the brands to nowadays when they approach me. I don't want to be used, that's all. I only want to review the products, or work with the brands which reflect my personality only. Every time I receive an email regarding the collaboration, I check those brands many times, including whether their Instagram accounts fulled with fake likes and followers or not (obviously, some do.)
Just like this time, when I work with Daniel Wellington. I love the concept of this luxury watch brand, as well as, the materials that worth the price. I received the watch of my choice (Grace Glasgow) and I really love the combinations of white, black and rose gold. It is very easy to pair this Grace Glasgow with any outfits due to its colours, that are adaptable to every occasion. I have seen lots of bloggers wearing this brand, and it is interesting how they all mix and match their looks with these minimalistic watches.
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Outfit- Front Row Shop
Bag- New Look
Watch- Daniel Wellington
Earrings- Hidden Treasure
Hair- The Braid Bar