Room For Everyone

I think its safe to say that if you’re connected to the blogging world in any way, you’ve all read or at least heard of THAT interview by now. If you haven’t, here’s the Readers Digest version: a big influencer pretty much called out the whole blogging world for copying her, and said there’s no room for any more bloggers in the world.

Now all thats really happened as a result of this article is that she’s alienated a whole bunch of her following, made herself look bad, and united the rest of the blogging world against this idea, but its raised something that I’d like to share my thoughts on.

Whether you’re talking about the blogosphere, or the small business world, or just general friendships, nothing is mutually exclusive. Reading one blog doesn’t prevent you from reading another, buying from one shop doesn’t mean you can’t buy from another, and gaining a new friend doesn’t mean you have to drop one. The fact is, the more the merrier! It introduces diversity and different points of view; 50 bloggers could review the same product and no 2 posts would be identical. Hell its like saying that just because I already own a whole bunch of highlighters, I can’t buy another!

I design and make things which I sell on Etsy, but if I see something similar being sold by another store and I love it, I’m gonna buy it, because it means supporting someone else’s dream. If I see a blogger write a post that’s similar to one of mine, I’m gonna read it to compare opinions.

We need to stop this idea of competition, and welcome and support one another. The best bloggers are the one’s who engage with others, and I’m always grateful for every like, read and retweet. I’m always going to do my best to be supportive to others and give back to the community that has always been so kind to me.

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5 thoughts on “Room For Everyone

  1. That article really annoyed me! It was the fact that she said because she does fashion posts nobody else could do them and honestly I don’t think blogging should be considered as being a competition. Just because for some people it’s what they want to do as a career, this doesn’t apply to everyone. Also, personally I would rather read a blog that was set up because of their passion for what they do and their interest in actually having a blog rather than someone who is just doing it because they need to and clearly haven’t started out with the same passion.

    Abbie •

  2. As a blogger and a blog reader I just want more blogs to be about things that are relevant to me because I love to read them all ❤

  3. That interview made me so angry. And, as a new blogger, it made me feel like I was being discarded. I just wanted to ask her “Who made you the voice of everyone in the blogging community?” Its especially annoying because most bloggers that I know of are women, and women should be supporting each other, not tearing each other down. We already have men for that.

  4. How did I miss this article? I have a real habit of missing all the blogosphere drama – go me. Haha. But seriously, there’s plenty of room for all of us in the blogosphere, and like you said; no 2 posts are exactly the same, even if on the same topic!

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