Sunday, 24 June 2012

Who stole the creativity?

You know when a thought just won't leave your head until you do something about it? I have that issue. After a conversation on blogging the other night, I was left wondering if there really is any originality left in blogging.

I read a large amount of blogs. Some rather large, some rather small and it doesn't matter to me how big or small they are. To me its all about the content. I like blogs which are individual, which show personality and  read like the person is sitting beside me. However, recently I've been feeling that I've been seeing the same things in both content and design. I feel like if something works on one blog, others do it then a domino effect happens until it has been overdone. I see this quite a lot in post content. I wouldn't say that I'm totally an angel. No way. I like to post instagram posts as well as Glossy Box posts like the next person.

I suppose what I'm trying to say is that we are all creative individuals. Blogging is a creative activity. There is a reason for each and everyone of us as to why we started blogging. There is also a reason why we continue to post day by day. I just don't understand why this creativity is being locked up. I want to be able to share those moments when you first dabbled in baking,when you wore totally mismatched socks to an important meeting or when you went on a mini adventure. I want to feel like I know you. Doing what others do will only get you so far, but to go even further you need to be true to yourself. You should feel free to post what you want, as often as you want and how you want to. There are no rules in blogging. No-one is going to reprimand you for not posting as often as you did or for posting something that you truly believe in. At the end of the day,it is your blog and the only person making the rules is you.

This is in no way aimed at anyone in particular. It is only my thoughts. Leave a comment below and let me know how you feel about it. If you disagree, tell me why (I won't mind!). I will try to reply to them all :).


  1. Awwh what a great post! Totally agree! I think I was more original when I started because I didn't know so many blogs and now every time I see something that I like on other blog I want it too. And then I realize that if I do it, I'd be copying. It's so hard to not get stuck in the crowd when it comes to blogging :S xx

    1. It certainly is difficult to not follow the crowd when it comes to blogging :)

  2. I do agree with you. I think that in certain blogging categories (like fashion/beauty) it must be hard to be original after a while but it is still possible. When I first found myself looking at blogs I thought they all had a bit of originality to them but upon looking at more and more blogs you find a lot of them are very similar. I also think you are right that you shouldnt worry about how often you post. I've not been blogging for long and its more for myself than for others so if Im having a particularly busy week or I feel there's nothing I really want to blog about then I wont. Thanks for posting your thoughts :) Abi xo


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