Sunday, 4 March 2018

Embrace Me With All Eight Arms

pleated skirt, street style, swiss fashion blogger
pleated skirt, street style, swiss fashion blogger
pleated skirt, street style, swiss fashion blogger
pleated skirt, street style, swiss fashion blogger
pleated skirt, street style, swiss fashion blogger
pleated skirt, street style, swiss fashion blogger
pleated skirt, street style, swiss fashion blogger
pleated skirt, street style, swiss fashion blogger
pleated skirt, street style, swiss fashion blogger
pleated skirt, street style, swiss fashion blogger
pleated skirt, street style, swiss fashion blogger


Let's talk about something I never did so far: The difficulties of meeting other bloggers. As an introvert person (some people might be surprised to hear, but that's just because I work very hard on being outgoing) meeting new people is a little challenge for me every time. It's not that I don't enjoy company or don't like people. But as an ex-mobbing victim, I never entirely lost the fear of people disliking me and maybe even reacting nastily. It's nowhere as bad as it used to be, thanks to many positive encounters.

Here comes the but: Meeting other bloggers is sometimes a tough test for my confidence. While there are a lot of lovely, friendly blogger girls with hearts full of girl power, I also experienced discouraging reactions.

I met bloggers who immediately checked out my Instagram account after saying hello and lost interest in any conversation when their number of followers was higher than mine. There are some bloggers I regularly see who don't ever greet, not even if I take the first step. Blogging seems not just a world of pretty pictures, but as well a world of competition. Isn't it sad? Isn't there space for more than one blogger and wouldn't we all benefit from being supportive and kind?

I refuse to join the ranks of competition, and I work hard on not losing faith in myself after every negative encounter. If we meet at an event in the future, please say hello and let's have a good time together! I don't care how much followers you have, but I am interested what kind of a person you are and would like to know where your creativity lies and what drives you. Let's have a glass of sparkling wine together and turn a blogger business event into an evening with friends. After all, we share a big, big passion and I think there must be a lot we could talk about. Thank you and cheers.

My Outfit:
Jumper: Essential Antwerp, Skirt: Ana Ljubinkovic, Bag: Maison Martin Margiela x H&M,
Shoes: Ego, Turban: Jazzafine, Bangle: Bought in Amsterdam, Sunglasses: Maude Studio, Earrings: Capn Mueller, Eye Ring: Swarovski, Green Ring: Miaki

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10 comments :

  1. Sehr schön geschrieben! Und wie wahr!!! Sprichst mir aus dem Herzen!

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    1. Lieben Dank Jesca <3 Du gehört natürlich nicht zu den negativen Beispielen und ich freue mich jedes mal, wenn ich dein happy face an einem Event entdecke. Kisses <3

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  2. Here’s to supporting each other!!!! I wish you could be part of our lovely community over here 💜💜💜

    BIG LOVE

    Siobhan
    Justauniform.com

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    1. Oh darling I so much wish I could, I feel that's where i truly belong. I am coming your way in April, I hope this time we will make it and see each other. love, love, love <3

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  3. Yes, we need more support for each other!! No matter what style we have or blogs we have...we should support each other. Different is good. I would have definitely came and hung out with you. I'm shy at first, but talkative when I relax, ha!! I love this outfit, the top and skirt are so beautiful x

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    1. My dear Kizzy, it would be such a delight to hang out with you. You are such a supportive and lovely soul. I can't understand why some people don't embrace different, cause I see it as an enrichement. I think after we would both overcome the first wave of shyness we would have such a good time together. One day it will happen! xx

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  4. First of all, your clutch shaped by a candy bar is the sweetest thing I've ever seen!

    And secondly, yes, meeting bloggers and others in the industry is so intimidating. I can't imagine shunning someone just because they're different than me so I'm glad you're a fellow gal who will kindly embrace and support bloggers. Keep up the positivity!

    Hannah | The Outfit Repeater

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    1. Dear Hannah, thank you so much. It would be so lovely to see you, kind human! We could start a girl band (maybe without the singing ;-) ) xx

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  5. I'm sorry you've had some negative experiences. I would be absolutely delighted to meet you at a blogger event...seeing your beautiful, bright outfits always makes me smile! I love the pink and green together - I'm wearing the same colour combination but the other way round, with green trousers and a pink jumper in today's post. Those purple boots are fab! I have sock boots in various colours but no purple ones...yet!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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