Photo by Angela Fama
DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE?
I’ve learned through constant self-evaluation that I’m starting to gain a better understanding of who I am but because my surroundings and perspectives of them are ever changing it’s hard to give a definitive ‘yes’ or ‘no’. As I go through more experiences I have a better understanding of who I’m not shaping way for me to, hopefully, understanding who I am.
If you follow my work on Style by Fire you'll know that I review products quite often. Because I believe in transparency I have never claimed that something has been a staple in my routine for years or that every new product I try is my new favourite product ever. I think it's important to be accountable to my readers by sharing genuine feedback and test products out for an extended period of time before putting in my two cents. My reviews are on products I have gifted to me and on products that I have purchased myself. Consumers should demand more from their products and I should be able to share my thoughts on a product if I think it's too gimmicky, too expensive or ineffective - which I have done in my reviews before.
I have started, paused and restarted this blog so many time I've lost count. Part of the reason why my blog is always under construction was because I could never pinpoint what my "thing" was. Fashion bloggers seem to be a dime a dozen, while Instagram has everyone with a smartphone thinking that they're a creative content creator.
With the fleeting nature that is an Instagram post in a clusterfuck of new information generated constantly there can be a lot of pressure to push out new content daily that will keep views engaged while keeping up with "girlfriend" voice. You know that friend that tells you where to get the best spa treatments and every new thing they get is "literally their favourite thing ever"? Yeah, that's girlfriend voice and I'm extremely bad at it. My tone is more cynical and sarcastic, less "this manicure changed my life" which makes me a harder pill to swallow compared to my bubbly fashion-loving counterparts.