I recently read a guest post at Renee, the ‘Thrifty Poet’ from friend Modlychic tackling the issue (if there is one?) of fashion blogging and narcissism.
Here were a few things said that I would align myself with:
“Some would argue that all writing is inherently narcissistic. I think it can be, but doesn’t have to be–its more about creativity and self-expression, whether its writing poetry or blogging. Fashion blogging incorporates a few different elements of creativity–personal style, photography, and writing. I think that any type of art is always good for a person–people need that creative release, whether they know it or not.”
“Honestly, I think there are always going to be some people that think fashion blogging (or blogging in general) is vain. I think if we do our best to explain our reasons for blogging, it will help with that somewhat. Also, I think I would tell them that if this is narcissistic, Facebook is too–the carefully posed and edited profile pictures, constant updates on the minutia of everyday life, lists of your likes / dislikes—essentially, all about you.”
What do you guys think? Do you think fashion bloggers who only post pictures of themselves are vain? Do you agree with the above points?
I’d love to know what you think.
To read more of that post go to: http://thriftypoet.blogspot.com/2010/07/friend-friday.html