There’s no denying that this world can be cruel sometimes.
There’s no denying that this world can be full of hate sometimes.
And there’s definitely no denying that this world can bring us down sometimes.
If it weren’t for the love and support of my fellow bloggers, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
Emails, Facebook messages, Instagram DM’s, comments, likes.. I could go on. The support I have received from hundreds, actually thousands of you over the past 12 months has been incredible. Every little thing you do or say to support me, fills me with love and reminds me why blogging is so special to me. And for that, I can’t thank you enough.
But unfortunately, like all things in this world, blogging isn’t always sunshine & rainbows.
Everything on the internet is so easily accessible at the click of a button. Literally anyone, anywhere in the world can access your work.
You’re probably thinking ‘well isn’t that what you want?’ Well yes, of course, you want to reach all ends of the earth with your inspiring posts. But with your work being out there for millions, even billions of people to see, you’re bound to come across some issues.
Take a good friend of mine for example. She has an Instagram following of over 19,000 people who, like me, obsess over her high-end flatlays and buy everything she recommends.
Now you have her loyal followers who like, comment and repost her photos at any chance they can, it’s amazing. But unfortunately for my friend, there are copycats in this world who replicate her images 24/7 and give no credit to her whatsoever.
If you’re a social media influencer or blogger yourself, it’s likely that you’ll have experienced something like my friend at least once in your lifetime. In fact, I too have encountered a chronic copycat.
” Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent “ – Eleanor Roosevelt
Don’t get me wrong, it’s an amazing feeling to know that people are inspired by your work.
But when inspiration reaches copying, it’s really disheartening. You lose all sign of motivation and don’t have the passion for creating work like you used to. Why? Because you know that as soon as you create something new, something your followers have never seen before, that your copycat is bound to strike again.
So how can you actually support your fellow bloggers?
Follow them, like their work and if you recreate a post of theirs, mention that you were so inspired by them & tag them. Trust me, it will mean the world to them!
Appreciate the time and effort that goes into creating their work.
You’d be surprised how much time it takes to create the perfect Instagram photo. And blog posts… well that’s another story.
Now, here’s a little task for you all.
I want you to choose 3 of your favourite Instagram influencers or bloggers. Now go to their page, leave a comment and remind them why they love blogging.
Keep them inspired, make someone’s day & karma is bound to give back to you.
Much love beautiful people. Until next time, keep spreading positivity.
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