Today I'm back with an outfit post. That's it a simple outfit post, but do outfit posts need to say more than just "This is what I wore" now? I've started to feel so much pressure these days to make my posts say something above this is where you can buy my shoes. Its not that I don't have opinions or don't write serious posts. If you read my Honest Look Back at 2016 or Why I'm Scared to Express my Opinions post you'll know I do on occasion write the more personal and thoughtful posts. There are a lot of things I care about seriously in life and things I do have some very strong opinions on; cruelty to animals, mental health, family and care of the elderly to name a few.
But sometimes I simply want to share my outfit because I love it and I love the way I look in it and I've decided there is nothing wrong with that. I really hope not every post has to address serious subjects or say something meaningful, and I hope that doesn't make me a shallow or vacuous person or mean that I don't have anything worthy to contribute to the online space.
I don't share everything about myself online. I like to keep a bit back. Plus sometimes when I have written those slightly more personal posts it has led to repercussions for me in my real life, so I often feel like I can't talk about certain subjects as its not just me it affects.
But truth be told I like sharing a simple outfit post because that's what I like to read. They are great as a true escape from every day worries and life and I think we all just love a good old nosey at what someone is wearing.
More and more I worry about this and that my posts need to say something deeper. Long gone are the old blogging days of 2012 when you could share a couple of quick snaps of you in front of your living room curtains with your hand on your hip and a few lines of copy. Now, not only is there a pressure for your photos to look more professional and editorial, but a pressure that your blog should somehow be bettering the world. This truly keeps me up at night. Who am I and what is it I want to say?l
I honestly think bloggers and online influencers have the power to use their channels to educate and help people and I really want my blog to do this. I mean the irony is not lost on me that in writing this post all about wanting this post to be a simple outfit I have in fact written one of those posts that does delves deeper and hopefully sparks a bit of debate. Actually this post flowed more freely than any I've written in a long time, so much so that after laying awake thinking about it I finally got up and sat with a pad and pencil in my pj's scribbling my thoughts down at 1am. In fact my thoughts came so quickly I wasn't sure I'd be able to read my scrawl today.
I guess what I'm trying to say is, I do have opinions and I do have more to write than "Here is what I wore". Sometimes though that's all I want to say and that's totally ok too and I hope you guys like these simple outfit posts as much as I do.
I'd love to know your thoughts?
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