Cable sweater: French Connection // Denim: Calzedonia // Fishnets: Calzedonia // Heels: Stradivarius
A few weeks ago I received my very first negative comment on my Instagram account. Negative is a nice word I chose to describe an ugly phenomenon that is happening already for so long on the internet.Many pages flooded with advice on how to deal with negative comments on Youtube or Instagram, or the internet in general, has been written but while reading them you always tend to think that won’t happen to you. I can’t complain, my Instagram or blog community is so supportive, and this was just an isolated case, but when it does happen to you for the first time you stop for a moment and think about how you should react.
The fact that some don’t like fashion bloggers has been clear to me from the moment I’ve started this blog. I wrote about the topic already trying to understand why fashion blogging seems to have a bad reputation. What that comment read is irrelevant, but the being written in such an offensive way is what made it relevant. At first I though I should assume it as part of being a blogger. After all, all big bloggers out there had to go through this. A few days later I changed my mind. I was not going to accept this as normality, as being part of blogging. Offending somebody you don’t know on the internet or in real life is never acceptable. And while those words reflect more on who wrote them than on me I have decided to take a stand. So from now on, I won’t scroll past offensive comments anymore. From now on I will defend anyone from cyber bullying and point out that things can be expressed in a constructive way. I’m hoping you’ll choose to do the same and won’t tolerate offensive comments on your profile or anybody’s else for that matter.
These amazing photos have been shot by Petra Aanderud back in December.