2018 self-glorification

Hi all, I’ve been away for a bit and I’m not that sure either if I want to continue my blog or Instagram.

This whole blog-thing, the so called influencer crowd and the way Instagram is changing leaves a bitter taste of self-glorification in my mouth.

Something I don’t want and definitely something I’m not on the hunt for.
I guess the part of the fakeness around it hit me too hard and too blunt. This industry is broken, obsessed with quantity rather than quality. Craving for sponsorships. Reflecting the narcissistic digital life in real life. Sometimes I wonder what is left of a person when their digital life gets erased.
New people I meet are positively surprised by who I am actually am. Not some egocentric, stuckup b*tch who cares more about herself then her surrounding. It’s actually quite the opposite and that’s hurtful. We all know that magazines, movies, commercials sell illusions and we all know that Instagram is just another medium doing the same. Then how come it’s still so convincing to many to believe what we see, rather then its selling purpose.
And why are so many getting angry? While we joyfully watch another Disney movie with happy skinny people and a happy ending that is doing exactly the same?
It’s the whole self-glorification that I can’t get rid of. Is that what I am doing? Rather than expressing, I am craving self worth? I wouldn’t know anymore. Perhaps I’m fooling myself and I’m just another slave to the system.


Blouse | GSUS
Necklace | Chicuu
Jeans | Topshop
Shoes | DR. Martens
Bag | Hieleven

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2 Comments

  1. January 4, 2018 / 2:20 am

    This is so real. Like I consider not getting into blogging seriously because of all the fake people in the industry, of course, not calling you one. I actually always saw you as someone so real and honest, nothing like you’ve mentioned before. I dunno how much of everything I see online from bloggers is real and how much isn’t. I hope this doesn’t stop you from blogging because we need more woken bloggers like you.

    • Eva
      Author
      January 8, 2018 / 8:24 am

      Hi!

      Wow! Your comment blew me away! Thank you so much for your kind and lovely words.
      I don’t know how to react actually. Perhaps by saying that I hope that 2018 will bring people more realization of self exploitation.
      I think this is another part that definitely should be tackled and sofar best described by Lonneke Engel: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bde-vGgAls9/?hl=en&taken-by=lonnekeengel
      Thank you again, and may your 2018 be wonderful! (and if you are ever near.. lets have a cup of tea :D)
      x Eva

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Eva is a Dutch fashion blogger based in Twente, the Netherlands. Eva runs her blog since 2015 and quickly grew into a edgy and streetstyle based fashion blog where you’ll also find social media tips and tricks. Eva is active on many social platforms like Instagram, Lookbook, Facebook, Pinterest, Blogsociety, Fashion Potluck and Bloglovin. This is one of the main reasons that her reach goes far. Even though she doesn’t consider herself to be a Dutch Influencer she has worked with Livera, Violet Hamden, Defshop, Jo Malone, Ice-watch, BenBits, Esprit, Innocent drinks and many other brand.

Eva is een Nederlandse fashion blogger uit Twente. Na haar blog lancering in 2015 groeide ze al snel uit tot een edgy en streetstyle fashion blog waar je ook social media tips en marketing tricks vindt. Eva is actief op menig social media kanaal waaronder Instagram, Lookbook, Facebook, Pinterest, Blogsociety, Fashion Potluck en Bloglovin. Dit is één van de redenen waarom haar bereik ver gaat. Hoewel Eva zichzelf niet als een Nederlandse influencer ziet heeft ze samengewerkt met Livera, Violet Hamden, Defshop, Jo Malone, Ice-Watch, Benbits, Esprit, Innocent drinks en vele andere merken.