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Light denim raw-edge trench from Korea, Zara chiffon camisole, Black cuffed pants from NeedSupply, Dr. Martens 3-eye 1461 shoes, Stay Weird Forever Pizza bandana, Topshop wrap top and THPShop Elven ear cuff.

The other day we were talking about blogging and whether or not it’s even relevant anymore. With the number of users on instagram weighing in at way over 150 million users, are “blog-followers” even still checking/reading blogs? It’s a fact that it is ten times easier and faster to keep up with a “blogger” you follow on instagram than on their actual blog. Nowadays, posting non-iPhone photos (i.e. DSLR photos from your blog) on instagram is so common and so many “popular bloggers” are doing it so is their instagram feed basically their blog? Personally, I still check blogs (through Feedly) all the time but let me be honest with you, my blog stats have dropped a tiny bit in the last few weeks and although I know it’s not always about the numbers (and nor do I do it for the numbers), I was just wondering what could’ve been the cause. Are people still reading blogs or simply turning to easy social media outlets like instagram to keep up with their favourite bloggers? Let me know your thoughts!

Photos by Lauren Engel


Rings L-R: Topshop dainty rings, evil eye ring from Korea, Vita Fede Titan ring and Jennifer Zeuner LOVE curb chain ring.

  1. I totally agree! I remember coming across someone who said they prefer looking at the pictures than actually reading the content. Which is sad, really.

  2. I do read blogs, always! I like it much better than checking things on my phone. Like, yes, the immediacy of having a phone and being able to check instagram and what not is pretty cool but I still enjoy a good design and longer and more comprehensive posts with more and bigger photographs. I don’t think I’ll get tired of that anytime soon.

  3. Agreed! I have been reading blogs for the last 5 years… and I’m pretty sure I love it more every day. I enjoy instagram and how creative you can be (telling a story/emotion through heavily edited photos), but I think the magic of blogging is having beautiful photos AND enjoyable writing combined. It’s more personal and insightful.

  4. I check my instagram feed religiously and follow all my fav bloggers, plus friends, family and celebs but nothing beats sitting down with a cup of tea, a snack and my bloglovin feed.

  5. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I wonder about this all the time. On one hand, they say blogging is still relevant and necessary (mainly to establish credibility). In reality, I think most people are too time poor to read words and comment on posts. At most, they might scroll through instagram and facebook to ‘like’ photos, or favourite/retweet on twitter. I’ve seen a greater preference in videos over texts too. With an overwhelming amount of blogs out there, it’s definitely harder to stand out and maintain the following. But definitely stick to it! Think outside the square and keep engaging your readers :)

  6. THAT BLUE OUTER SRSLY. AND THOSE EXCESS-ORIES. MAJOR LOVE.

  7. i think for sure instagram has changed things…but I think it can also do the opposite…bolstering your stats. it increases your exposure to ppl who may have never heard of u before…i’ve seen an increase in collaborations etc….purely via through insta! interesting topic tho fo sho….

    xo
    V

  8. I’ve finally just started a blog, but have few faves that I’ve been following for years. I prefer them over Instagram–blogs offer more depth and context, but Instagram works in addition to a blog. BTW, love your style and was also wondering if you can recommend cool, edgy and cute HK clothing stores that ship internationally? I love HK fashion and miss it terribly… need to get my fix!

  9. I prefer blogs over Instagram but I have to admit that I suffered from a burnt out for a couple of months due to an overload of visual content…

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