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Thoughts on our not-so-little blogging community.
... You thought this would be a) a jumbled assortment of my crazed thoughts about the blogging world again, or b) a review of the much-loved TV series, right? Think again.

Don't you think it's kinda incredible how a handful of Internet-loving, word-obsessed, topic passionate individuals have built our own community? And that we've worked hard to build not only independent websites of unique, personal, witty and engaging content, but a supportive community that is being noticed internationally?

For all the positivity and negativity that circulates about us, I find it truly humbling and still astounding that we and our blogs have transcended modern media and we're lucky enough to be invited to work with brands and companies who are inspiring in themselves. Sometimes I look back at some of the things I did, do and am planning to do and have to pinch myself. We built this community with the content we create and with all the nonsensical chatter we engage in every single night.

Yo bloggers, we're kinda doing it right still, give or take a few things.

Image credit: Veronica Dearly.

11 comments

  1. I recently discovered Gala Darling, love her! Their blogacademy events look so much fun!
    I agree it's a fun community, people shouldn't take it too seriously :)

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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    1. She's one of my all time favourites! I've always taken a more fun approach to blogging, I'm a huge advocate of the idea that your blog should seamlessly sit alongside your normal lifestyle!

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  2. I think it's a wonderful thing to be a part of, especially seeing how big it's becoming through other media outlets aswell.

    http://thebravestindividual.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. This is such a lovely post, and I do love this sense of community that blogging has.

    http://herprettystateofmind.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Lovely post Michelle, it's so nice to have a community of supportive blogging friends :) x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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  5. I adore this post, it's incredible to see how far blogging has come in the five or so years I've been "in" to it as such. You can only imagine how it will continue to advance with the ever-growing community behind it and it's something I'm increasingly proud to be a part of - despite the negativity. x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  6. Well said Michelle! there is so much negativity and debates surrounding bloggers and the blogging community but I think we all just need to take a step back sometimes and look at what we have all achieved, no matter how small or 'super' your blog is!

    Jac
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  7. I agree with you, I think bloggers get more negative press than deserved. It's a fun creative outlet and you get to connect with people who have common interests with you, nothing wrong with that!

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  8. In my opinion, the blogging community is the best community. It's so lovely talking to everyone, they're so humble and down-to-earth (most of the time!). And now the rest of the world is sitting up and taking notice! There are so many bloggers out there that inspire me to put myself out there and be more creative - including you, Mish ^_^ Daisybutter has been a longtime favourite read of mine, I love seeing your posts pop up in my feed.

    Emma x | Reverie Lane

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  9. I have gained so much from blogging, both in terms of friends, self-confidence and some wonderful opportunities. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with it at the moment but I will always be grateful for the wonderful people!

    Maria xxx

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