When did people’s outlook become so negative that if your boyfriend is successful you’re automatically labelled a gold digger? When writing about fashion, in order to preserve some anonymity and to keep parts of your personal life personal, means that you’re not down to earth or that you have no goals or ambition? When did we start to presume that people have no money of their own simply because they are female, or because it’s not spoken about?
Fortunately this thought-process seems only to apply to a very small minority of you readers, but it still scares me. I’ve been trying to find the right words to respond to recent comments without seeming patronising, but it’s really hard. I mean you clearly aren’t completely brain dead since you are capable of mastering a computer, which means that we are faced with obstinate stupidity. How do we reason with stupidity? As the famous urban quote states, “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”
Because a part of me feels sorry for you I will try to explain certain facts to you in the hope that it may help you in your day to day lives. Please understand, not everything is always pure black and white. When an overwhelming majority holds a different opinion to you this should serve as an indicator that you might want to begin by checking your facts and assumptions. Try to think outside your own narrow perspective and not to take things purely on face value.
A political blogger might be a hell of a chef and you won’t have a clue if he/she doesn’t write about food.
When I moved to Monaco I had to give up my job in Norway, and because I’m used to working and using my brain I was literally going insane through lack of stimulus. I could have wandered the streets everyday shopping but that wouldn’t have made me very happy. Blogging became my solution. I might not be the biggest blogger but let me tell you that brands like the idea of being associated with luxury which Monaco epitomises. Yes, I could’ve taken a job as a cleaner (nothing shameful in that btw), but if I can write about fashion and makeup and other fun things and make money off that then obviously I’d rather do that – who wouldn’t?
Negative petty people who don’t have anything nice to say are more than welcome, indeed are positively encouraged, to read other blogs, I honestly don’t care what you think about me, my blog or what I write. If you want to read about careers and politics then clearly this isn’t the blog for you. Not because these things aren’t important to me, but because I’ve chosen to only write about easy going subjects like shopping and beauty.
I really enjoy writing my blog and I have gotten to know so many strong, beautiful and smart ladies through the blog who make it all worth while. I truly feel so sorry for having spent time writing this post as a result of the actions of a very small group of negative people. I get excited on your guys behalf when something goes your way in life as if you were my friends because I view you like my friends. I feel like this is a happy careless place where we can share thoughts about superficial things that make us happy – whether it is to get a break from the daily stresses of life or to get inspiration.