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Why I don't tell anyone new I meet I am a blogger




It's given, if I meet you for the first time I am not going to tell you i am a blogger, or anything about my online self. I would mostly say I am on time off  or i write for a website or something like that. If at all i do tell you there is no way i am going to share what my blog name or social media handles are unless and until you are a person related to this field or in my opinion have the sensibility to understand it. Why??? Two reasons.


  1. Even in 2017, well 2018 now, people don't get it. Some are oblivious to the word.  Some think it's not really an occupation and only a pastime. It's just free clothes and makeup. A person becomes a blogger for fame and not love for the profession. And a zillion other absurd opinions. Some actually not entirely the persons fault because a lot of girls take to blogging only for the social media fame. But they are not bloggers or content creators. It's also been really hard for me to explain what exactly I do to my extended family and I feel it takes a lot of patience to explain what I do so to just avoid that energy loss I take the easier path.
  2. If I meet someone for the first time I don't want to tell them about my online self and give access to so much about me. I mean I feel it should be fair you know me as much as I know you but if you have access to my online self you know much more about me than I know about you. Ok even though I am the same person you see and read here on the blog and social media but it's all curated. Real life me even though the same is not exactly the same. Even on instastories that are the closest to what my life is but they are just 1 min from 1440 mins in a day that I chose to share with you. So your judgements about me based on what you see and read on the blog and social media are not going to be right, so why create the confusion. I have also heard from my friends that both sexes decide on whether they want to meet a girl or boy again based on what they see of them on social media. My term for such boys is LAME BOYS and girls is LAME GIRLS. I mean like seriously.  A girl i recently met on the train told me ( i like to chat with anyone and everyone and do a bit of a research) that she would not want to be friends with a blogger because if they go somewhere fancy the blogger would ask her to take pictures of herself (lol obviously i hadn't told her i was a blogger)!!!







Basically its all about judging. Some don't know what a blogger means and some who do will stereotype. And some will think they know you in and out just from your online personality. All ridiculous. So let there be a couple of meetings, let there be a fair play before i tell you i am XYZ. 


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Love 
Chichi


20 comments

  1. Great post dear!
    Happy New Year! x

    www.evdaily.blogspot.com

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  2. I love this and I totally agree, I wouldn't tell them either! I often say I am a writer if asked, blogging is often misunderstood by others!

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  3. You look so great :)
    I really enjoyed to read this post, thank you for sharing your opinion and I totally agree with you.
    xx Katha
    showthestyle.blogspot.com

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  4. Hi, nice pictures!! :) I couldn't agree more, I've recently started blogging even though not full time yet but I feel like there's already opinions, judgments made! I think at the least, others should consider the fact it's what WE choose to share that allows them to make comments! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. It took a while before I told my family that aside from my corporate life I am also a blogger. They didn't understand it at all except for my sister whose known since the beginning and now they are more accepting and realise its an actual occupation now. I don't tell others on first meeting or even 10th I wait a while.

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  6. My family don't get it at all and some are jealous, but then they don't see all the hard work that goes into it.

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  7. I have to agree with you, everyone thinks its easy work and don't see how much hard work goes into each post. They think its a jolly, hope their perception changes.

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  8. Lovely insightful post. It can be definitely hard to explain, but maybe the outside perspective will change.

    Narhee | Made in Mauve

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  9. I don’t tell anyone either when I met them. It’s so hard to explain sometimes!

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  10. A lot of pwople I know do not know that I am a blogger, so it would definitely not be one of the first things I would share when I first meet someone.

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  11. I have had better responses recently when I say i'm a blogger, and people are generally interested in what I do. I have though also seen online some people calling it a lazy job and some saying that bloggers need to get a REAL job. That annoys me. I have found it so hard work and time consuming this last year. But I don't care what people think, I do it because I love to.

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  12. I totally understand your reasons, especially no.2 but with point no.1 that is part of the issue, the less people who explain what it is, the less people understand x

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  13. Love this post. I never share about my blogging. I feel it's a different side of me than my "regular" everyday self.

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  14. This is really interesting, and I would have to agree. Not many people understand how much work bloggers put into their blogs. Happy New Year dear! Love your cozy outfit!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  15. Great post. The story with the gal on the train is hilarious. Happy New Year and thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  17. We simply love what you do !

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  18. Interesting opinion although I am going to disagree. It's only through telling people and informing them what you do that blogging will become a normalised, understood occupation. Very few people under the age of 30 understand blogging but I used to be a journalist. As more time passes I see very little difference between freelance journalism and blogging. On an unrelated note, killer trousers!

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  19. Darling pants! 👍👌 I actually didn't tell my family and friends that I took the plunge to start blogging. I told my husband but that's about it. I am sure they would be supportive but just like you I didn't want to feel judged. Perhaps that's my own imagination telling me that people would. So far my experience with blogging has been good and I am happy to have met some awesome people thus far!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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