This has been a long time coming, i've tried to put it off by forcing myself to blog and promising future posts, but i've come to accept that there will be no future posts, this will be my final literary soirée.
This probably isn't as dramatic as i'm making out, because i haven't been posting regularly for a while, most of you have probably gotten over voodle now. But i'm gonna pretend it's dramatic for funsies.
In the past year, i've noticed the quality to quantity of blogs ratio deplete dramatically, it seems to me like there are thousands more blogs, all offering the same thing. This saddens me. I'm not saying it is necessarily a bad thing; blog what you feel; i'm just saying i don't wish to be a part of it anymore.
Mostly all i see now is a medley of youtube tutorials, makeup reviews and topshop hauls. Now that is me generalizing, there are some cracking blogs still out there, some of which i began reading before i first started blogging.
To be honest, the blogging world now strikes me as sickly sweet, something that just doesn't sit well with me, which is why i no longer wish to be involved in it. It comes across as a field of falseness, it has been a while since i have comes across a blog that seems genuine and not just someone who wants to blog and therefor is following the new blog protocol; i.e. post lots of selfies, talk about topshop, talk about weekly activities and maybe do a make-up review, all the while commenting sickly comments on popular blog posts to gain traffic. Tell me i'm wrong?
I won't lie, there is a slight hint of ignorance within my opinion; i haven't been reading or discovering many blogs in the last year, but i have stumbled across some without trying and it is on those that i base this opinion; my followers on twitter are far from new to my rants about the blogs of today.
Main annoyance points;
- Tea - tea is okay, stop buzzing off it. It's not cool to love tea and it's not cute and dainty - overweight builders love it for fuck's sake.
- Cupcakes - fucking hell, i mean, jesus, get a hobby. If you love cupcakes as much as you make out then i feel sorry for you. I love a good cupcake but i wouldn't focus on them. Stop taking pictures of them and fucking eat them.
- Vintage - I have always shopped vintage, but i despise those who feel the need to look 'vintage' (dying hair ginger, victory rolls, floral dresses, 'tea parties' etc.). It is not original, it is not quirky, you are not a 'different'. In fact, i think it is one of the most common looks today.
- Instagram - selfies, selfies, selfies and pictures of the above annoyance points. Need i say more?
Following on from the last annoyance point (i think i'm coining that phrase), when i scroll down my insta newsfeed, i follow a lot of decent bloggers and see them posting photos and it's the comments that really make me want to vomit. It is just a barrage of "omg sooooooooo pretty"..."absolutely gorgeous!!!!" It's so cringeworthy. Have some dignity and stop behaving like a groupie.
Same goes for people who post 'nominate me for...' posts, when only a few posts before, they were saying about how they blog for themselves. Where has this need for gratification come from? We all want followers, it would be a lie to say we don't care if people read our work, because we do but don't change or hold back so as not to cause any controversy. It is for this reason (and the fact i have not felt inspired to blog for a long time) that i am terminating my little house of words; i would rather not blog and have 0 readers and have said my piece than be a part of tutorials, topshop and product reviews.
People who read this may think i'm just bitter, jealous or just an angry person but i am not. I absolutely loved my blogging heyday, i just feel it has moved on to a place where i no longer wish to be. That is not to say that i don't feel enormous gratitude towards those who have supported voodle for all of this time, for those who have enjoyed my posts for their honesty and for those who will understand that this is not an attack post, it is just me being me.
There will probably be readers out there who don't agree with me, people who wholeheartedly do and there will be people who jump straight on the defensive. But hey, that's what you get when you throw some Tabasco into the mix.
On a parting note, i would like to extend my heart and my keyboard to those of you who are being genuine, who are blogging for yourselves and not so you get invited to events and for all of the bloggers who became my friends over the years (you know who you are). Keep pushing through all of the "follow me and i'll follow you" comments and i'll see you on the other side!
- people need to give closure, as much as people need to receive it.
For the last time;
P + L
Over and out,