I started blogging 4 years ago because of two things. I love beauty. Most of all I love to write.
One of the greatest opportunities is getting to attend to events and having the chance to network. Being a micro-blogger, I don’t get to go to as many as I would like, anytime I do – I always feel privileged and excited to go.
More recently however, I tend to find them quite daunting. I look more forward to meeting the PR team and seeing the products itself. If truth be told, even though I have met some amazing and inspiring people, there are still a small handful I find can truly ruin an experience for any new or existing blogger.
Bloggers in general come across as the most social friendly beings on the internet and the most approachable. Within some I believe thats true, as I have met some wonderful people during my time and hold them close friends. But there are others that make me feel I am back at school again.
This was what sparked this post.
I always thought it was just certain events this happened to. Maybe it was me? Perhaps I should of sparked a conversation or made more of an effort. BUT. At a recent event I managed to get the courage to approach other influencers and hopefully meet some more great people. But in this particular instance – I pretty much got ignored and pushed out of a circle, which seemed to be closed to only those who knew them. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t bothered. It was actually heartbreaking and lowered my confidence in such a considerable way.
I actually felt less of a blogger in that moment… does that even make sense? I’m not sure, but thats the only way I can describe it.
I love blogging because it allows me to be apart of a community where i didn’t need to conform to be like everyone else, you are able to be yourself. What I love the most you can share your love and experience of this space. I find friends of mine that do not know much about this industry – do not always understand and often feel I do it for freebies (in all honesty I purchased most if not all things you see here) but its platform to express, make a change, make a difference and its such a release for me.
Thats why I’m passionate about blogging. Its the one thing I have stuck to and never quit on. So its sad when things such as this happens. But I won’t let it get me down and if you have ever gone through this please dont think all bloggers are this way. We are a community.
What have been your past experiences at events?
Till my next post