About fashion blogging, exposure on the Internet and criticism

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It's been about a week since one of the most known names in the fashion blogger industry broke down to tears in a video talking about the struggle of posting in social media and how she pretended to be happy when she actually wasn't feeling that way, in contrary to what she showed on her social profiles. And, you know what? I find it absolutely understandable, and I think by shouting it out loud, Aimee Song helped create a big awareness not only in mental health issues as depression (which, she confessed, was produced by being bullied when she was just a child) but also on how huge it is the way our lives are currently overexposed at the Internet.

Then, after that event, I shot this pictures at our apartment's building terrace where I got to experiment and try different things for a while. Perks of having a remote control and an unhabited terrace on a 12th floor. Things as wearing a, what I personally think is a super, super showy crop top, which I feel super comfortable and confident on, but it's not the kind of thing I would wear on a daily basis without being a bit hesitant. Or smiling at the camera, which you know I rarely do (it just looks pretty forced 99% of the time. I don't know how to smile properly if there's a camera pointing at me, sincerely).

And then I thought of the things I've heard while fashion blogging here, at Something Fashion and all the criticism I had to endure not only while posting online tiny pieces of my daily life, but also when I was younger and started showing my not-so-usual taste in style. Why would I wear red lipstick if it made me look 10 years older. That I needed a pedicure. That I was fat (come on guys, seriously?!). That I was a narcissist and used to look with superiority to every single person on Earth. And suddenly, I realized that I was receiving such critics and attacks because although it was just a little bit, I was posting me on the Internet and that made me an easy target. But it was OK at that time and didn't harm me at all. And it still is! Through the years, I've come to love and know myself at such level that my self-esteem can't be even approached if it's not for positive, constructive critics. I've come to understand that, exposing what I do, what I look like and a little piece of who I am online has some cons, but that they're way less than the pros.

So. What have I learnt in all these years of fashion blogging and exposing a bit of my life online? That I don't have to share anything if I don't feel to, which doesn't mean being fake: means being human, and having the power to share and tell whatever your mood says.

Fashion blogging has showed me that there's a huge world behind the camera, and that what's in front is just a little snippet of what's real. I've also learnt to be careful of what I post on my social networks. And, last but not least, to embrace and love myself no matter what others may say.

something fashion blogger spain valencia españa bloggers moda, beach french braid zara crop top, bloggers internet exposure criticism self-esteem and confidence

something fashion blogger spain valencia españa bloggers moda, beach french braid zara crop top, bloggers internet exposure criticism self-esteem and confidence

something fashion blogger spain valencia españa bloggers moda, beach french braid zara crop top, bloggers internet exposure criticism self-esteem and confidence
I was wearing:

Zara cut out crop top
Local store wedges and earrings
Vintage clutch
Aristocrazy loop minimal necklace
Cortefiel pastel pink trousers

something fashion blogger spain valencia españa bloggers moda, beach french braid zara crop top, bloggers internet exposure criticism self-esteem and confidence

something fashion blogger spain valencia españa bloggers moda, beach french braid zara crop top, bloggers internet exposure criticism self-esteem and confidence

something fashion blogger spain valencia españa bloggers moda, beach french braid zara crop top, bloggers internet exposure criticism self-esteem and confidence

something fashion blogger spain valencia españa bloggers moda, beach french braid zara crop top, bloggers internet exposure criticism self-esteem and confidence

something fashion blogger spain valencia españa bloggers moda, beach french braid zara crop top, bloggers internet exposure criticism self-esteem and confidence

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4 comentarios

  1. I have not seen the video from this blogger and can only imagine. There is just so much pressure from ourselves, to have that perfect life we post about.
    Not everyone has the balls to actually say what they think, wear what they like (sponsored or not) post it and just put yourself out there..
    For some reason people think that putting yourself out there in an invitation for them to tell you what they think.
    It's not.
    It does not give anyone a right to criticise, ridicule and point fingers.

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    1. Hi Lorena,
      I couldn't agree more with you! I think that although blogging is for many of us just a hobby, some people are constantly drawn to criticise and say very hurtful things not having even a slight idea of how many effort and time we put in what we do, just because we love it!

      Thank you so much for your comment! <3
      See ya!

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  2. Am not a fashion blogger but being an entertainment and lifestyle blogger, i understand the struggle of putting up posts when your not in the mood and attending events when your sad because you have to honour your agreement with a company.

    Sending you lights and hugs.

    I love how you take your pictures.

    Simple and Minimal.

    Good job! keep it up..

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    1. Hi Kanyi!
      Well, I think the thing with online exposure applies to us all who talk/show ourselves in the Internet, no matter you're a fashion blogger, a lifestyle blogger, or you just manage a tiny Facebook group. Criticism, gossip and bad things are there anyway, which I find a total shame because there's so much we could learn from each other around here!! :'(

      Still, I keep believing there are more upsides about blogging than downsides.
      Thanks for your lovely comment,
      Best,

      Amanda

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Hi! I'm Amanda, from Valencia (Spain).

I like all things vintage and classy. I study Architecture and I'm an epée fencer.



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