Friday, 12 September 2014

Blogging becomes cool


When I started blogging, the only other people I knew who blogged were just other bloggers that I was chatting to through twitter. It was not something that was popular, or considered 'cool' and only a few were professional bloggers. Now I've never given a crap about being cool, and never understood people who do, I just want to do what I love. I honestly pity people who have no true passions and follow the crowd and do something just 'cos it is 'cool' at the time. Then they just give it all up once it isn't the in thing again.

These are the people who will laugh at you when those hobbies are considered uncool, and they'll laugh at you for being passionate and caring about things. You know those kids who thought extra curricular activities were sooo lame?

I never told anyone I knew personally that I blogged, I was too ashamed, knowing how incredibly uncool it was to be writing what I thought of things. The only people who 'got it' were other bloggers. Many bloggers have experienced real life 'friends' being dickheads about their blogs, I did. Now fast forward nearly two years and everyone is writing a blog. Suddenly it's 'cool' to have an opinion and to share what you think all over the internet. This is all great, and it's inspiring to see that my generation actually give a shit about making a difference, and have big aspirations and believe in what they have to say... BUT I will not forget those people who made fun of it and made me feel small for being passionate about something. If you are passionate about anything, like I am about a lot of things, that is a good thing and no one should be making you feel small for it. 

16 comments :

  1. What a great post - full of truths. I have two friends who are really really supportive of me having a blog, and they're actually considering becoming bloggers themselves (not because it's 'cool' but because I can't stop rambling about how much I like it!), but I do have the occasional friend who's never given a damn about my blog. We can't be fooled though, those people actually do read our blogs! Only just not for the right reasons.



    I agree with what you said. It's our passion, and it is something we put so much effort and time into, so we should be proud of it :)


    Tania | thearistochats.blogspot.com

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  2. A lot of the hobbies I grew up doing - crocheting, cross stitching and now blogging (which I started doing back in 2009, when there was barely any talk of blogging yet along big bloggers). I actually use to get picked on for my hobbies growing up, but now everyones doing them, but i'll still be doing them when the trend dies down.

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  3. I'm scared of telling people about my blog, even though they few people that know about it have all been really great about it and enjoy reading. I hope to one day feel comfortable enough to share it with everyone!


    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  4. A few of my friends found out about my blog and they've started their own one! It's awesome. I had mine in secret for 3+ years, so it is pretty neat that people I know actually read it now. I think it has changed what I write/how I write, but I think my style will go back to normal when I get a little more 'adjusted' to it.


    Just remember: we were doing it before it was 'cool' ;)

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  5. Thank you :) good to hear your friends are supportive! My best friend is super supportive and I've even asked him to help out with taking pictures now so yay! x

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  6. Same here really, the 'cool' kids will find anything to make fun of! Same again, I enjoy blogging so even when it's not cool I'll still be doing it! x

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  7. I was really scared of sharing mine too, and didn't for years but I'm at uni now and surrounded by better people who encourage me! Not many are even that interested to be honest haha! x

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  8. That's so great that you inspired them! Must be nice actually knowing real people who blog too, if you know what I mean! I think I pay more attention to what I say now that I know people I know read it. Although my mam still hasn't figured it out and thinks my twitter feed is my blog ahaha :'D x

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  9. YES! I have kept my blog a secret for awhile now but have slowly started telling people and they more often then not go “oh thats so cool!”. I do agree that the ones that make fun of it certainly put a dampener on it but its important not to think about it (as hard as it is to follow that advice! haha!) :) good on you for continuing anyway!


    Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend xx


    www.dearyouloveem.blogspot.com

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  10. Great that people are so supportive of you! As they should be, your blog is great! xo

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  11. I don't bother talking about my blog with RL people because I'm just not that close to them. I have Kris and he's really supportive of it and actively encouraged me to start.


    I had a blog for around 5 years when I was 13-18, where I poured my deep feelings about all the crap that was going on in those years... It was private but it was nice to have a community. Not that it was productive to my mental health in some ways. But, it was SO uncool.


    I still feel uncool now. It's weird. When I go home to the UK, I just feel like me, but here in Belgium, they actively make you feel uncool or like an outsider if your interests are different from what they think is the norm. And than norm is really REALLY narrow.


    I think I got sidetracked. Fuck cool. Cool is stupid. haha

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  12. I just recently got a blog and it isnt about being cool. Ive actually wanted to make one FOR YEARS but I was just too shy :c The only person who knows about my blog is my sister because Im too scared to tell other people about it. I can only imagine the ridicule :<

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  13. Well said! I honestly blog just because it's super fun and relaxing and if someone in real life asked me if I had a blog, I would tell them most likely. I think blogging makes a person a lot more interesting. :)

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  14. I'm sure I used to have different blogs before finally settling on this one but I can't even remember what I wrote about or the names! Deffo not cool!


    I totally know what you mean, I'm from a small town, small school and everyone knows each other and everyone is into the same stuff and if you're even slightly different from what's on trend you stick out like a sore thumb! I never let it bother me though! You're right. Fuck cool.

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  15. It's great that blogging is more well known now, and that those who were too shy can join in now too without feeling ashamed! That's deffo a plus! I got shit at school for it was horrible, sure teaches you who your real friends are though xo

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  16. I feel the same, it is relaxing! I agree with that as well, blogging takes up so much time and effort you can tell when someone loves it :) xo

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