I am going to try this out, it's a time where I can, let loose with some of my thoughts and feelings, for I am first and foremost.. a writer. If you go back to the very beginning of this blog, you will see that this wasn't a nail blog at all. This was something I started to document as well as spill my feelings on my recent move up to Washington with my husband.
It has been nearly two years since we moved up here and my life has made a drastic turn for the better since I started blogging. I got involved in a community again, and re-discovered my love for something I used to do as a teenager! I am totally kicking myself for throwing out some of the polishes I had back then as well, including an amazing Streetwear polish that I loved, and still think about to this day!
Blogging has also given me an opportunity to write as well, which is something I have loved to do since I was a teenager as well, maybe even younger.
Even though I love being part of the polish community.. it can be a bit.. catty. People fighting over nail polish, drama and scandals (ala Lynderella and some other indie makers) I don't like to get involved with drama, or even bring it up. I would rather stay away from blogging about it, and just focus on my nails, and my blog and keeping it a drama free zone.
However, some things have come to my attention, and I can't keep it quiet anymore. Hence why this post is getting written. After this post is over, I will not say another word about it.
Some bloggers, are of the mindset, that other bloggers can be seen as competition. And while, I admit I am not perfect and have seen a few blogs like this.. I am refusing to take this stance anymore.
The Blogging community should be a helpful place, brought together by our love of nail polish and writing. It shouldn't be a backstabbing, free for all, with every blogger for them-self! It seems to have become a place where you get ignored when you ask for help, because you are seen as competition.
Now do I want you to read my blog? Heck yes! But do I want you to read other people's blog?? Of course!! There are hundreds, if not thousands of amazing and talented women out there, and I would be an idiot for not recommending them! I could list at least 20 amazing blogs right off the bat, and could probably keep going for awhile! We should be able to read each others blogs and help each other grow.
It's not a competition, it's a community.
I myself am going to do the best I can to help out fellow bloggers.
And while I will still have a few rules: IE e-mailing me any questions, or your link for your blog, instead of posting it in a comment or on my Facebook wall. I still want to help!
Let's get this back to where it should be! Helping people doing what they love, and of course, nail polish!!
Who's with me?