You know that ride at every amusement park that is the “killer”. It’s the highest, most thrilling, vomit-inducing one that only a couple of people have died on. You always want to ride that one because you can come back from it with a t-shirt that says, “I rode The Bone-Crusher and Survived” … as if it was one of the labors of Hercules. Well, friends… that little ride is called Fashion Blogging. Scary name – I know. I’ve already changed out my pee-pants thrice.
There are thrills: fashion shows, new friends, sick parties and free schwag! Then there are the dangers: late nights at Dunkin Donuts trying to steal WIFI so you can finish a sponsored post, friends who no longer want to take your photos because it’s cold outside and the dreaded “Google deleted my blog” hyperventilation moments.
It’s a bit like the Hunger Games. You and your new stylish friends are pitted against one another for coveted brand collaborations and purist partnerships that make you the “big bucks” (blogger lingo, obviously). Only one of you can come out alive… is it you? * I’m clearly Katniss Everdeen in this instance. I mean, I am not dying in this chapter. I’ve got two more books to star in. *
At any rate, the Pros outweigh the Cons here. You wake up to a flurry of feedback (emails, comments, etc.) with people shouting about you’ve inspired them. How cool is that? Three months in and I’m still kicking.
Basically the bottom line is: I love chocolate brownies. I will fight to the death for chocolate brownies. Bloggers, beware…
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