Measuring-Up: Bloggers vs. Numbers

If blogging were actually honest.

Blogging is meant to be honest in every way possible but we also thrive in areas where there isn’t. It’s very easy to tell apart those who have bought their followers and those who didn’t. (Then those where you’re actually not sure.)
We, as people, are always striving to improve the quality of our lives and as bloggers, we strive to improve the quality of our content. But why is it still not enough?
Quality over quantity doesn’t seem to ring true anymore as the value of numbers seems to weigh more, especially in the eyes of prospective businesses.
Now it brings up the question if these companies are worth working with if they care more about numbers, skewed or not, versus the quality of your content, actively engaged audience and strong, passionate voice.
Being told that you don’t ‘measure-up’ and having to feel pressured to do so gets tiring. Real tiring; especially when you try so hard to resist the temptation of paying for 1,000 followers for $10 or being lassoed into paying for another giveaway.
It’s not rewarding anymore after that. It kills the passion and the pride you have for your work.
You should feel respected, whether that’s by companies or by yourself, in the workplace even if the ‘workplace’ is the Internet.

 

To my fellow bloggers: There will be a day when you get your time to shine and your numbers will do more than just define you and your price tag. Mine has yet to come but I promise it will and yours will too.
 
“Those who succeed are those who are the most persistent.”

 

 Denim jumpsuit via Flair The Label

 

 

Photography by Justin Quebral

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Jenn Hanft says:

    This is perfect! Trust, girl. Your quality and voice is amazing. All those companies are missing out because they care about unimportant things. Your time will come.

    XO Jenn
    http://www.jennsemble.com

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  2. Poly duex says:

    This is the sweetest comment. Thank you so much for reading and for the kind words. I want to save and CTRL + V this comment EVERYWHERE. Sending much love to you via the universe. xx

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  3. neguineb says:

    Wow. Thank you so much for your words and honesty. It’s honestly so refreshing and I LOVE finding blogs like yours. Keep up wiyh being that original and unique! It’s amazing.

    http://www.persianbrunette.com

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    1. polydeux says:

      Thank you so much for reading and the kind words! I just feel like there’s a lot of injustice in the blogging community, especially since it’s still a new occupation. Let me know if there’s anything else you want me to discuss!

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