Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Piece Of My Mind






The Beatles Shirt: thrifted | Shoes: local store |  Bag: lovelyshoes.net

Being a personal style blogger isn't always rainbows and butterflies. Sometimes, it's like attaching a magnet to yourself. You attract all sorts of things - positive and negative. It's inevitable that you'll occasionally get upsetting comments like "you're too old to be doing the fashion thing" or "shouldn't you be doing something more productive just like your colleagues?" or "why is your world so shallow?". Not in those same words but pretty much the same context. 

There are days when it hurts because here you are, doing something that excites you and makes you happy and someone comes along and bursts your bubble. There are days when one mean comment overrides all 10 positive ones. There are days when I feel like filtering all my posts so they only show to people who have similar interest. Platforms like Facebook are riddled with judgy people (a.k.a. people you know and who knows you in real life).

But I'm proud to be a personal style blogger. I might be putting myself in the line of criticism and people might voice out their distaste for my apparent self-absorption and obsession for clothes and photos but at least I'm doing what I love and I'm not letting other people dictate how I'm going to live my life. I don't know what will happen to this blog, 5, 10 years from now or if this passion will eventually waver but I'm content where it is at the moment. 

So I'm embracing it all - the good, the bad and the ugly. If you hate what I do, it's okay, I'm over it. If you like what you see, that's great, thank you. As long as I'm not hurting anyone, I'm going to carry on.

And the salt in my wounds isn't burning any more than it used to
It's not that I don't feel the pain
It's just I'm not afraid of hurting anymore
- Last Hope, Paramore

6 comments :

  1. kathy you look soooo cute! love the vintage effect in your photos!

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  2. Love your outfit! The suspenders & headband are so cute.

    Don't listen to the haters! Clothes are important. You HAVE to wear them every day. Folks don't go over to recipe blogs and say "Why do you blog about food? That is so shallow!" But eating and wearing clothes are something we do every day. Keep up the good work. :-)

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  3. What you just said is practically everything I'm afraid of though I have yet to experience it. And I'm glad you didn't decide to quit blogging because I really love reading your blog. Please don't stop writing just yet :)

    Btw, I wish you would talk more about this outfit because that shirt is just jealous-worthy. Or is it because you're wearing it?

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  4. Ughhhhh that really is the worst part of blogging (as well as being on YouTube). Unfortunately we have to put ourselves out there in order to do what we love and that means criticism and hate are going to come along with it; some people just don't have anything better to do with their time than to be negative! So try your best to block it out because you truly are an inspiration to many others Kathy. I adore seeing your outfit posts and get a lot of inspiration from them. I've said it before but your smile always brightens my day!! :)

    ♥Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  5. I'm really loving this outfit, the pop of red is incredible! :)
    and I totally understand you, Kathy! blogging definitely isn't easy but I defintiely think it pays off if it's something you really love :)
    -
    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

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  6. love your outfit! i love how the red color makes you so pretty!
    anyway, how about following each other? :)

    sweet and sugars,
    DIAS

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