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You guys: as of last week, I have officially celebrated my 8-year blogiversary (you can see my first, HORRIBLE blog post here, btw!) On June 7th, 2011, I was in between transferring schools, really bored over the summer, and decided to launch a style blog on Blogger.com. Little did I know that that simple decision would change the rest of my life.
If you’re a regular here, you know what eventually happened. This little blog ended up becoming my full-time gig. However, in the last eight years, a lot has changed. Mainly, a thing called Instagram happened.
I’ve called myself a “blogger” for years, but in 2019, I’ve been lumped into the “influencer” camp. And honestly? I don’t think either term accurately describes what the heck I do daily. And I know a lot of other bloggers/influencers/content creators might feel the same way as I do.
Here are a few reasons why the term “influencer” isn’t a fit for me.