I recently seen a post on this topic but I can’t think of who it was that had written it. Anyway I thought I would give my two sense on what I think of the whole blogger cliques situation.
Ever since I starting blogging over a year ago, there have been cliques, some big some small but they are always there. It has personally never bothered me but I completely get where people are coming from when they say they feel left out and that they won’t succeed as well as those that do as they don’t have the support of other bloggers mentioning them and giving them shoutouts. Like I said I can understand completely where people are coming from but I think people get caught up on the idea. If course if someone is shouting out your blog/instagram you will get a bigger following a bit quicker, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get there without having a ‘blogger bestie’.
Now just to clarify, I am by no means putting others down for having a group of blogger friends and being able to shout each other out as it is amazing the support some bloggers give each other. But for those that don’t have the friends to do that, don’t get yourself down over it. If people like your content they will shout you out. That’s what I’ve always personally found, I’ve never been in a blogging clique but have had so many other bloggers shout me out as they just genuinely like my content and it honestly means so much to me. When someone does it out of the kindness of their heart, not looking for anything in return, that’s when it really means something and you know you are doing something right.
One thing I do weekly on my instagram, is shout out other accounts that I have been really liking or that I have recently discovered. I’ve had so many lovely messages from people who have really appreciated it and gained a bit more of a following from it.
So for me personally, I don’t think it makes the slightest difference to a bloggers success, as to whether they have blogger friends or not. My thoughts are that if you have content that people enjoy to read and interact with, then you will make it and you will be successful in your own way and in your own time.
Please don’t get bogged down on the fact that others have blogger friends that go on cute blogger dates or take cute outfit pics together. Be thankful of the people that you do have in your life, your friends don’t need to be bloggers to be supportive. Sometimes we have to sit back and realised how blessed we are in life without hoping for the things that others have.
I hope this post made sense and that you understand where I am coming from. Let’s try not to get bogged down on the fact others have blogger friends as you don’t need them, let’s just be happy with what we have, and let’s all work hard to get to where we want to be. One way to do that is to support each other without wanting anything in return. See you all in my next post.
Thank you for reading,