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Outfit: Why I love and hate Social Media

It’s a love and hate relationship

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DSC_9147k-1 Outfit: Why I love and hate Social Media DSC_9134k-1 Outfit: Why I love and hate Social Mediahat – Monki / jumper & necklace – Urban Outfitters / blouse – hm / trousers & coat – Tosphop / Shoes – Melvin & Hamilton
photos by Julien 

I have to admit, when I created this blog a few years ago, I didn’t quite know what I was getting myself into (or actually that I found a new passion after ending my career as a professional figure skater). It’s brought me many incredible opportunities that I didn’t even think I ever deserved and I am forever grateful for that.

But, it comes with a trade-off. It has robbed me of moments. It also brought dark sides with it that might not have  come up if I chose an other hobby? It has made me think about my life in a different way, in a more “marketable way.” It has become something that’s nearly impossible to take back.

I am extremely glad that I never became a “professional blogger,” and that I’ve always kept my career separate for this reason so far. Even with having a steady-income job or studying full-time, some weeks the pressure feels like a lot. You want to manage so many different things all together – friends, family, job, sports, studies …  I know that bloggers are an easy target for snickering – (look how great they have it, wow they’re getting THAT, they so don’t deserve that, or just sheer shock at how many things get thrown at bloggers) But here’s a few thoughts from the other side that go through my head many days:

  • Maybe I would have rather just paid for this so I can spend the day with my friends and not necessarily have to take a picture in it
  • YAY I’m going to this scenic vacation spot… that means pictures (wouldn’t it be a waste if we didn’t take any?)
  • Comments on body shape are ongoing …
  • General inability to disconnect … (that’s why you should try a Social Media Detox?)
  • And the worst, comparing. Which I unfortunately do just to often. But it’s inevitable.

Like I said, for me, blogging is a beautiful and creative outlet. I love to take photographs and share my passion with you.  Getting dressed is fun for me, vintage clothes make my heart beat faster, and the fact that I am able to work with amazing people and get to know likeminded humans makes me so happy. But, some weeks I just wonder what it is like to be a “normal” person who just uses social media to share pictures with their friends. If I could go back, I wouldn’t. But if there’s a perfect balance – share it with me 🙂

Outfit: The green crochet dress
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16 Comments

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    Raparapa
    Friday March 11th, 2016 at 09:59 PM

    I hope you’re always have a professional figure skater and full of surprise cuz you’re so deserve. Yeah I hope for that. Anyway, your are beautiful and I love your style!
    http://www.raparapa.com/gambar-batik/ Thankis :*

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      michaelablog
      Friday March 11th, 2016 at 10:35 PM

      thanks my dear!

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    Maë Rzf
    Friday March 11th, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    I totally feel you on this. Sometimes it can be too much pressure and stress even though that’s something I love doing. I’ve not found the right balance yet & I don’t think there is one (except if you hire a community manager to handle your social medias for you ahah!). Oh, and I love your look, especially your shoes, they’re gorgeous! xoxo

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      michaelablog
      Friday March 11th, 2016 at 10:35 PM

      Thanks so much for your honest comment <3

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    Deepti
    Saturday March 12th, 2016 at 07:53 AM

    I love this look! You look so chic!

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read, maybe we can follow each other on Bloglovin?

    http://www.mademoisellemeetsmaquillageandmacaroons.com

    Deepti xx

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      michaelablog
      Saturday March 12th, 2016 at 06:26 PM

      thanks my dear!

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    Wynne
    Saturday March 12th, 2016 at 08:20 AM

    i’ve came across several blog posts with the similar take on professional blogging, which I’m totally on board with. blogging is a personal space for me. while I can certainly enjoy one or two or five endorsements/sponsored posts every now and then, i think i have a pretty low standard of the maximum amount of endorsements/sponsors i an receive in a certain period of time, in excess of which i would be departing from my true intention of blogging and instead focusing on material things that are not really the heart of blogging for me. as you put so well “I am extremely glad that I never became a “professional blogger,” and that I’ve always kept my career separate.” 🙂

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      michaelablog
      Saturday March 12th, 2016 at 06:26 PM

      Dear Wynne,Thanks for your honest comment. And I’m so happy that you share my point of view 🙂

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    WMBG
    Saturday March 12th, 2016 at 10:32 AM

    So ein schöner Look – steht dir wirklich super! 🙂

    XXX,

    Wiebke von WMBG

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      michaelablog
      Saturday March 12th, 2016 at 06:25 PM

      Herzlichen Dank!

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    styleofblonde
    Saturday March 12th, 2016 at 02:48 PM

    I think a bad thing about blogging is that so many people smile at you when you tell them you’re a blogger. But I also think that it’s so much fun, so for me these people don’t matter. Your outfit is wonderful, I love it so much and you look gorgeous in it!

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      michaelablog
      Saturday March 12th, 2016 at 06:21 PM

      This is a great view of yours!
      Thanks for your sweet compliment <3

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    Ev
    Saturday March 12th, 2016 at 06:24 PM

    Perfect coat! <3

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      michaelablog
      Saturday March 12th, 2016 at 06:58 PM

      thank you so much 🙂

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    Wildfire Charm
    Tuesday March 15th, 2016 at 04:24 PM

    Your outfit is so cute and you have really amazing style! Loving the look of your blog as well, it is so pretty x I have to agree that I absolutely hate the whole “comparing” issue there is on social media, especially instagram where everyone is trying to outdo each other. It can get a little frustrating sometimes to keep up.

    http://www.wildfirecharm.com

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      michaelablog
      Wednesday March 16th, 2016 at 02:13 PM

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I’m happy that you agree. And especially the ‘comparing’ is a big issue :/

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