No, I’m expressing myself on the internet and talking about my passions. I’m not trying to be anyone. I’m just being me. While I’m in awe of Zoe’s success, and think she’s a very talented lady, I’m not ‘trying to be her’.
‘You’re a blogger? You must get a ton of free stuff!’
Again, another misconception about bloggers. We’re not all in it for the freebies – and if you are then you should seriously consider re-evaluating your priorities. While it’s very nice to once in a while have a company send you gifts and promotional items, it’s not all that bloggers are in it for. And also, it’s really untrue. I hardly ever get samples sent from companies – people just have misconceptions due to Blogger Mail videos that huge YouTubers have done where boxes are stacked to the ceiling of samples from companies.
‘You blog? Wow! How much money do you make?’
I always find this question a weird one. In any other job, you’d never ask someone how much money they make. Surely it’s just common curtsey? However, I get this quite a lot – as if people expect blogging just to make you an overnight millionaire. I’m far, far off being a millionaire. I’m a student for Christ sake!
‘A blog? That is so hipster!’
I’m about as hipster as a glass of orange juice. I don’t go to cereal cafés; all my clothes are from H&M; I don’t spend all my days in Shoreditch (I’d rather go to Westfield Stratford!) and my blog is a make-up one, not a black and white tumblr – which is what people generally think of when they think ‘blog’. As people go, you won’t find one less ‘indie’ or ‘hipster’ than me!