Are you proud of your blog?


Hi lovelies,

I wonder have you ever experienced any negativity towards the fact that you blog? I want to chat about some of the flack that bloggers can experience and how you can deal with this. Do you think there are negative connotations relating to the title 'beauty blogger' or 'fashion blogger'? It would be great to hear your thoughts on this, but for now I just want to encourage all my fellow bloggers out there, so this post is for you!

For me, blogging is a great creative outlet. It's a place where I get to voice my thoughts, say what I want to say and have some fun combining some of my interests. Not only that but it is a great way to connect with other bloggers. Yes, there are a lot of bloggers out there, but there is only one of each of us! We are all unique and therefore we all have something unique to share.

 If you have an interest in beauty, makeup or fashion, common sense would tell you that this doesn't automatically make you a vain, judgemental or a self centred person, it just means that these things interests you. From a bloggers perspective, I have found that often beauty and fashion bloggers can be so open and encouraging to others, sharing from their own personal experiences in relation to confidence and self esteem.

I love seeing women feel confident in their own skin, it's infectious and beautiful! So I encourage you to be proud of who you are and what you post. It takes confidence to put your thoughts out there. It's ironic because the confident woman isn't judging anybody, she feels comfortable in her own skin, and therefore is able to encourage others to do the same.

So keep posting beauties, and please leave your links below so that I can check out your wonderful posts! x





47 comments:

  1. I have yet to get any flack. Sorry you do! Best thing is to just ignore 'em and move on. (Great dress!)

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    1. That's brilliant to hear! I don't actually get much flack but I was very interested in other people's experiences. Thank you Joleene!

      Many thanks,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  2. That is a cute dress on you! :)

    I've been lucky I haven't had anyone say anything bad about my blog - although a few of my colleagues who know about it are confused by the concept, haha! We should definitely do things that make us happy and feel proud of any work we do :)

    Hope you are having a lovely start to the week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thank you Mica! Ah that;s great, I totally agree with you! I hope you are having a wonderful week!

      Many thanks,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  3. I just loved this dress! it is so sweet, and with flats is more casual

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    1. Thank you Neimi!

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  4. People are weird about my blog. My parents, in their 80's are not very good at finding it but enjoy it when I show them the pictures and talk about creating the narrative. People my age all seem to want to tell me how to do it and give me advice even though they don't know how it works. My kids and their friends are "thats cool". I haven't had any negative response but lots of confused "I have no idea.."

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    1. Really interesting to hear about your experience! I love that your kids are supportive!

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  5. That's a lovely dress dear :D you look stunning and so does your Blog. And definitely, you as well as all of us must be proud of our Blogs to start, grow and nurture them

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    1. Thank you so much. We really should be proud of what we do!

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  6. I've just started and haven't received much negativity yet, but is probably something that I need to be prepared for! Thanks for posting about this.

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  7. I'm not a fashion or beauty blogger, but yes, I get some negative comments from people I know. They say things like, "don't you want a REAL job?" or "What a waste of time". But I enjoy it and that's all that matters to me. ;) P.S. You are gorgeous.

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    1. Glad that you enjoy what you do. Thank you so much!

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  8. Thank you for posting this! This was one of the reasons I was very nervous about starting a blog, but I realized that you just can't reach everyone! Write for your audience!!

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    1. So true Stephanie, you are never going to please everyone! Just enjoy what you do!

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  9. Cute dress! In the past, I have had haters and trolls on my blog calling me all kinds of names. If you ignore, they die down, get bored, and move onto the next one to hassle.

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    1. So sorry to hear that you have experienced that, pleased that this has stopped for you now though!

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  10. this is such a lovely post,
    I think it's really important to be proud of your blog and to have fun working on it (creating new Posts etc).
    For me it's sometimes hard - I am too professionall and always want to become better. But all in all I really like my Blog :D
    btw. your look is so lovely.

    with love your AMELY ROSE

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    1. Thank you Amely! Totally agree with you! So important to have fun with what you are doing!

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  11. What a pretty dress! I haven't really had any negativity about blogging but a lot of people I know don't really understand it. x

    ♥ Carly Susanne ~ A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thank you Carly! So pleased to hear the you haven't had any negativity!

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  12. You found such great words my dear Marianne! Yes there are prejudices towards blogger like that the authenticity is missing because of the cooperations bloggers do with different companies and so on. I think out there are dishonest bloggers but also great bloggers who only do sincere cooperations and really put much effort in their blogs. Many people have no idea how time intense blogging is and that this is real work. Have a great weekend my dear! xoxo

    www.naomella.com

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    1. Aw thank you Naomella! Yes totally agree, it takes a lot more time than people realise!! I hope you have had a lovely week.

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  13. I loved reading this post. Luckily, I haven't had any negativity about blogging yet. I love blogging, it's my way of expressing my creativity. Have a lovely week babe.

    Amy ❤️ www.TheBlushingPink.com

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    1. Thanks Amy. Blogging is such a great way to get creative isn't it!

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  14. I totally agree with you! There can be such a negative stigma surrounding bloggers - that we're vain narcissists. Often people that say things like that are probably jealous of your blog...you have the right attitude - keep up your creativity, gorgeous xx

    www.qustomquinns.com/blog

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    1. Thank you for the support lovely! I hope you are having a wonderful week! x

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  15. yes i do... and i love your dress..
    http://thestyleride.com/

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    1. Thank you!

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  16. First off, you look absolutely beautiful in that dress! I love the neckline, fit, florals, and how it looks paired with those shoes! To be honest, I've had some disappointing reactions amongst "close" friends and family who weren't as supportive as I had hoped for when I began blogging. It taught me a lot about our relationship and about their character. It's often other bloggers that have been the most supportive, aside from my mom and husband; the community can be an amazing thing to be apart of. Thanks for sharing, girlie, and I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Thank you so much lovely. Its such a shame to hear that some of your friends were not so supportive, but at least you got to find who was really there to support you. So glad that you stuck with it as your blog is wonderful! I hope you have had a wonderful week!

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  17. You look so pretty and I love your heels! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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    1. Thank you so much Cielo!

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  18. Beautiful pictures, those shoes are amazing!! I am proud of my blog and really enjoy uploading posts!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Thank you Rose! Love to hear that you're enjoying what you're doing!

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw so pleased to hear that!!

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  20. Such a nice and positive post! Enjoy the weekend.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thank you Gemma!

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  21. I love the encouragement! I always feel like people around me think that blogging is such a ridiculous thing and it makes me really scrutinize my blog and what I'm doing. I just have to stay confident that I'm doing what I love and something that has value to the right people!

    http://www.nobasisinreality.com/spring-florals-low-key-accessories/

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    1. So glad that you found this encouraging! Blogging is such a great form of expression, so continue to enjoy yourself! I hope you are having a great week!

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  22. Looking amazing! Such a cute dress! x

    www.fromluxewithlove.com
    www.bloglovin.com/blogs/from-luxe-with-love-14590195

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    1. Thank you so much!

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  23. the dress looks great on you ! i love blogging and i feel that people that are surrounding me have mixed reviews about it. At the end of the day, i love what i am doing and i will keep on !
    I love reading your blog too and i am glad that you keep up :)

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    1. Thank you Claire! You're so right, if it makes you happy then definitely do what you love! I hope you are having a great week love.

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  24. Fantastic outfit! I really like this dress!
    www.recklessdiary.ru

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    1. Thank you Anya!

      Much love,
      Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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