15 things Cosmo should know about bloggers

Vix xxx

  1. Emily

    January 24th, 2016 at 13:28

    Yes Vix! So accurate, that Cosmo post was such a heap of shite! Great post.
    Emily xx


  2. Chloe Griffiths

    January 24th, 2016 at 13:30

    This is brilliant.

  3. Tara

    January 24th, 2016 at 13:36

    This is faaaaaar more accurate and relatable! Kudos for knocking this up so fast & setting them straight!

    Tara xo


  4. Dee Candycane

    January 24th, 2016 at 13:39

    I read that piece and like everyone thought it was a load of crap. But the magazine got what they wanted, it was like a beginners guide to clickbait.

  5. Zoe at Splodz Blogz

    January 24th, 2016 at 13:40

    Ha ha awesome, spot on – from an instant-coffee-drinking-comfy-pyjama-wearing-stats-loving-blogger 🙂

  6. Anne ☀️

    January 24th, 2016 at 13:40

    I saw the cosmo blog post pop up on my twitter feed earlier today, and I did consider clicking it – but I had a feeling it was puke, so I didn’t (until now).
    I don’t understand why cosmo would have anything against bloggers, but they clearly don’t know what it’s like.
    But I can relate to everything you write (and you’re hilarious btw)

    x Anne | <a href="http://annesmiles.com">annesmiles</a&gt;

  7. N / Lovelaughslipstick Blog

    January 24th, 2016 at 13:45

    I would write more, but all I can say right now, is that this post is fucking BRILLIANT!! xx

  8. alice dutfield

    January 24th, 2016 at 13:47

    Haaaa, Love this!

    http://www.alicelle.com | https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/alicelle-14654469

  9. Eline

    January 24th, 2016 at 13:51

    Awesome. These posts are the best reaction to an article like that. Love, it!

  10. Sarah

    January 24th, 2016 at 13:54

    I love this, this is wonderful and it makes my good morning into a great morning. I actually hadn’t heard about the Cosmo article (I avoid most magazines at all costs because of shit like this) but I think your version is just amazing. There are so many stereotypes against bloggers that I’ve become even nervous to mention I’m a blogger to people. Especially a beauty blogger because I rarely wear makeup or do my hair these days lol. Anyways great post, I really adore it!

  11. Daizy| Zya&Daizy

    January 24th, 2016 at 13:58

    Preach Queen, preach! It’s hilarious how Cosmo just hate on us. Haven’t you got anything better to write about? Nahhh didn’t think so. Bloggers are extremely busy, we have schedules to keep! Blog posts to write! Piss off Cosmo, your just making me laugh now lmao.

    lovely post, i laughed way too much hahaha
    Daizy| http://www.ZyaandDaizy.wordpress.com

  12. Ellie

    January 24th, 2016 at 14:12

    Wow love this! Good for you writing it up so quickly! X

  13. Jasmine

    January 24th, 2016 at 14:45

    All I can say is YES TO THIS POST YOU ABSOLUTE QUEEN! I was rather annoyed at Cosmo’s post (I was firstly curious) then read up to about point 5 and closed the article, I left unsatisfied! Your post is much more realistic, you go Glen coco xxx

    Jasmine || <a href="http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk">http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk</a&gt;

  14. Meghan Sara

    January 24th, 2016 at 14:45

    Thank you for this response! This article pissed me right off the edge of my sofa. Where do they get the nerve? Classic insecure bully picking on the new kid because they feel threatened. Thanks!

  15. Bex

    January 24th, 2016 at 14:50

    Hahaha girl I love you! Now pass free wine/coffee/water?! ?

  16. Erin Louise Hunt

    January 24th, 2016 at 14:52

    Preach it sister!! I wish I was getting all of these ‘freebies’, it’d take some of the heat off of my poor dwindling sad bank account!

  17. Jen

    January 24th, 2016 at 15:22

    Screw the boys on Tinder. Marry ME!

  18. Jodie

    January 24th, 2016 at 15:32

    I haven’t read the Cosmo article yet (heading there now!) but I wonder if my blog name counts as a terribly punned pseudo… Ouch.

  19. Lizi Legge

    January 24th, 2016 at 16:16

    Yes! You absolute hero for writing this – far more accurate than that seriously shit article!

  20. Holly

    January 24th, 2016 at 16:26

    Brilliant response!

    I honestly think Cosmo have lost it completely. Their article today was about as informative as their depression one they wrote a while ago. It’s sad to see what was once a great magazine has turned into this. I know I’ll never be reading it again x

    Holly – Closingwinter.wordpress.com

  21. Milly Youngman

    January 24th, 2016 at 16:54

    YOU GOT THIS <3 I just read the article now and it’s the most patronising, generalising piece of trash about bloggers. Cosmo seem to have turned from a women’s magazine I enjoy to a Buzzfeed clone site for what they think the ‘typical’ twentysomething woman wants – but it’s so off point at times it’s ridiculous.

    I don’t even fucking like coffee.

  22. Michelle

    January 24th, 2016 at 17:39

    Hahaha spot on!

  23. Emma

    January 24th, 2016 at 18:52

    One of the BEST responses. How did that article get published? Did no editor stop to think "hang on this might not go down so well"…? The mind boggles.

    Power to bloggers.

    Emma | EisforEmma.co.uk

  24. Sarah Jane

    January 24th, 2016 at 19:51

    I love your post, and I think all your points are 99% true for us blogger/writers.
    Cosmo’ use to be my first magazine buy each month, it was stylish classie and fashionable. These days I find myself buying Empire magazine and Little White Lie. (Both of which have more class then theme Cosmo. Especially Little White Lies, if you love movies then this is great mag’ to read).
    Personal I think Cosmo Needs a revamp, otherwise it might go the same way as company magazine, which would be a shame.
    All magazines need to step away from there fashion blogger interviews, (who may or may not fit in to their list.) on how they made their fortune, how about the art bloggers, lifestyle, DIYer bloggers, film, the list is long. They are atacking bloggers because they have better content then they can create, 😉 .
    looking forward to reading more from you. . XxX

  25. Sheepishly Charlotte

    January 24th, 2016 at 19:58

    This is so heart breaking and demoralising when, like you said, most bloggers probably grew up thinking Cosmo was the best magazine in the world and actually, is one of the reason I started a blog. I don’t get why mainstream media can’t seem to give us bloggers a break especially when so many of us have brilliant, well written and creative blogs. Good on you for writing this post, I love a good counter-post!


  26. Victoria Nightingale

    January 24th, 2016 at 20:28

    Haha the pseudo thing was so bizarre, don’t know anyone at all who actually uses one?? And also the thing they wrote about us thinking we’re all better than other bloggers is so untrue. I’d say the opposite is true for me 99% of the time. Constantly in awe with what all the other bloggers do x


  27. Victoria Nightingale

    January 24th, 2016 at 20:28

    Haha the pseudo thing was so bizarre, don’t know anyone at all who actually uses one?? And also the thing they wrote about us thinking we’re all better than other bloggers is so untrue. I’d say the opposite is true for me 99% of the time. Constantly in awe with what all the other bloggers do x


  28. Natalie

    January 24th, 2016 at 22:13

    Preach! ?? I love a good response especially when this got the back up of so many in the blogging community. Thanks for sharing, I loved it.

  29. ➳ Sophie

    January 24th, 2016 at 22:19

    Amazing post V! That Cosmo article was a complete pile of you-know-what, and I love this reply! Completely agree with everything you’ve said here.



  30. Arianne

    January 25th, 2016 at 01:43

    I like the last point that we have readers, not fans. It makes us sound more approachable 🙂


  31. Sophie

    January 25th, 2016 at 07:42

    This is AMAZING.
    <a href="http://www.sophiecliff.com">Sophie Cliff</a>

  32. Rachel

    January 25th, 2016 at 08:20

    They also need to get someone to spell check their own article, even as a blogger I use spell check more than occasionally whilst quaffing on prosecco and faffing with a free lipstick that ain’t free Coz I’ve paid the tube fair and stood in someone else’s armpit to get there!

  33. Emily

    January 25th, 2016 at 08:39

    Once again, you have said exactly what everyone was thinking. It was a stupid article if I’ve ever seen one. Well done you for giving the blogging community a voice against those stupid points Cosmo made.

    Emily – http://www.positivelystupendous.co.uk

  34. Rachel

    January 25th, 2016 at 10:31

    Such a shame to see print media lashing out as it feels threatened by bloggers and their rise in the media world. Badmouthing us just makes them look foolish!

    Rachel | http://www.currentlyrachel.com

  35. laura

    January 25th, 2016 at 11:09

    I much prefer yours! Lol
    Their article made blogger seem like mean dicks and of course there are some out there (same with any industry) but all the ones I’ve met have been super lovely! Also if they’d taken the time to read peoples blogs they would realise that most are riddled with anxiety and use this as a platform to act confident cause they’re so terrified to do it in real life!
    The blogging community is like a massive self help group – so much love and encouragement. Not bitchy and backstabbing!

    Wrong move publishing this article cosmo (and from a fellow blogger!)
    Laura x

  36. Dorota

    January 25th, 2016 at 12:12

    You tell them girl ! In fact we should all tell them!! We are one person company. A writer, a photographer, an IT support, editor and many more in one. It requires a lot of work that we mainly do on top of our full time job!! Our social lives are non existent because we don’t have the time. Grr it makes me mad sips angrily on her Starbucks

  37. Charlotte Gransden

    January 26th, 2016 at 17:29

    I think the point that pissed me off more than any, and lets face it the whole article pissed me off, was about thinking your better than others. I read TONNES of blogs and I love them all for different reasons. The community I choose to surround myself with is that of love and support


  38. Sophie

    February 5th, 2016 at 17:03

    So much of the article was not only misinformed but actually just non-sensical. COSMO PULL YOUR SOCKS UP MATE.

  39. Fay

    February 15th, 2016 at 11:11

    OMG I just read the Cosmo article and what a stinking pile of shit! Cosmo really seem to have lost touch with reality if they think that badly of bloggers. I can’t imagine that it was written by an actual blogger but one that really does not know many bloggers, most of which have full time jobs and are over run with ‘deadlines’!!! Even those that blog full time are packed to the rafters with things to do!

    Good job that us bloggers stick together otherwise we would be completely stuffed if we relied on the mags we all used to love so much! Great post 🙂 x

  40. Ada Lovelace

    August 22nd, 2016 at 08:49

    OK so I’m now balls deep in your old 10 (or 15) things posts and cackling away so thanks for cheering up my Monday! Funny that the once illustrious Cosmo is half the size it used to be and sells for £1 an issue huh… xx

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