Time for another guest post, today it is the turn of Nikki from Nikki Nakki Lou. As is often the case nowadays we met through Twitter and have since become great friends, today she writes about the current trend to slag off other bloggers and their style.
Why I won’t be a fashion Bitch
As a fashion blogger I am aware that ‘fashion’ and ‘style’ are often a matter of opinion. I may love and blog about an item that you find repulsive. The whole point of me blogging is to blog about things that I like, that I want to share with others.
We all have opinions on what others wear, especially what celebrities wear, and what we consider to be in fashion and what we don’t. We all like to scrutinise and judge, even if we don’t openly do it. There are magazines that thrive on pictures of celebs looking bad. After all, it’s just a bit of fun, isn’t it?
But is this nitpicking of the way others look really ‘just a bit of fun’ or is the bitchy side of fashion getting ugly? Would you like to be on the receiving end of such scrutiny?
Personally, I’m not really a fan of the type of magazines that do the whole ‘red ring of shame’ type items, and whilst I do have thoughts of WTF sometimes (as we all do) I make an effort not to blog about it. I made the decision not to do negative items when I started the blog, and have thus far stuck to this. I really don’t want my blog to rely on being negative and slagging other people off.
I am not by any means saying that I am perfect (far from it!) but I try my best not to fall into the trap of becoming a ‘holier than thow’ blogger, looking down my nose at people. If anything, I would rather help people who are looking for style advice rather than tear shreds off them.
Today, I was inspired to write this post as I clicked on a link someone posted on twitter that horrified me. The link was to an article about a blogger who basically just does posts slagging off fashion bloggers, in quite a nasty way. I find this a cheap and nasty way of doing things, and I really don’t see the point in dedicating a whole site to being horrible to people who put their time and passion into their blogs.