Aspirational vs Relatable: Which Side Are You On?

Vix xxx

  1. Eunice

    March 13th, 2018 at 17:48

    Love how witty and fun this post is but also very very real and honest. I couldn’t have said it better!

  2. Linda Hobbis

    March 13th, 2018 at 17:56

    Well my name might be Linda but the luxury lifestyle doesn’t seem to have turned up yet. Love your point about it being about relativity and, more importantly, owning your likes and dislikes without feeling embarrassed. That’s what’s really relatable and attractive. If I think about all the people I naturally gravitate towards online as well as in ‘real life’, they are the people who say what they think and don’t give a stuff about censure. I hope to get there one day! I think a lot of bloggers ‘tailor’ their likes to appeal to brands but you just can’t keep that up can you….

  3. Frances Hemmant

    March 13th, 2018 at 18:07

    This is without a doubt my favourite post of yours EVER. They just get better and better! I honestly couldn’t agree with you more, the need to be ‘relatable’ is splashed everywhere at the minute, but actually I LOVE reading posts or watching videos from people who live such a different life to me. What I love is their honesty and knowing they are being genuine to their followers, that is what really makes me interested in someone. And there are also people I avidly follow who I can relate to in terms of their lifestyle. You hit the nail on the head, and explained your point soooo fluently!

  4. Chloe Griffiths

    March 13th, 2018 at 18:54

    I am living for these photos.

  5. Lynsey MacGregor

    March 13th, 2018 at 19:31

    Love this post!
    I totally agree that it’s about being genuine!
    I follow both sides on instagram & Twitter. Some I follow for being funny, have same point of view as me, others I follow as they are bad ass boss babes and I hope being self employed myself that some day I may have a beautiful home like they do.

    If they are honest then that’s cool with me,
    It is when some start to get above themselves and once they have made it in the blogging/influencer/fashion/business world and ignore their fans/followers/customers as it is them that got them there


  6. Margo

    March 13th, 2018 at 20:40

    Spent the whole post laughing and nodding like a drunk little gnome. Agreed on every level. I’m an Insta addict, but I became kinda fed up with all the same-filter-same-fucci-bag pictures in Bali. So I unfollowed the crap out of all those accounts. I feel more comfortable with girls like myself (thats a weird thing to say but since I consider myself as Rachel)

  7. Demilade

    March 14th, 2018 at 13:38

    Loved reading this Vix, you’re so spot on! I personally love both and so I watch both. It’s interesting to see the lifestyle of those that are better off than I am and at the same time, it’s great to watch people whose lifestyle I can relate with. I agree, there’s really no need to have to pick a side or pit the two sides against each other. As you said, as long as there’s honesty and authenticity, it should all be fine 🙂

    Coco Bella Blog

  8. Danielle

    March 14th, 2018 at 20:13

    I wish I was more like one of the inspirational bloggers, but I certainly feel more like the relatable kind, and I am more than happy with that!

    Danielle xx

  9. Steph

    March 15th, 2018 at 17:41

    So true. It’s all about being real and honest. I love reading relatable blogs because I can, well, relate to them. But I also follow aspirational bloggers who have holidays I envy and clothing that makes me cringe when I see the price but who they are and what they stand for are also relatable.

    Steph x

  10. Kelly Prince-Wright

    March 16th, 2018 at 14:23

    Oooooh YES VIX. Or is it YASSS QWEEEEN? Anyways, I loved this piece. I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. It’s OK to be exactly who you are, to like the content you like, but there’s a definitely ‘realness’ and ‘relatable’ that comes with what we want from content. I’m glad you’ve said it. Because why, seriously, why is everyone constantly so clumsy on Instagram? Surely no one spills food on themselves that often, right? Or trips and falls Jennifer Lawrence style everywhere they go? I’m not sure I understand it. Still, I think it’s good that we all like mix of personalities, broke af, budgeting or splurging on Insta. There’s something for everyone out there, I just hope it’s as real as it seems. xoxo Kel

  11. Kirsty

    March 16th, 2018 at 23:52

    You hit the nail on the head every single time Vix!

    Kirsty | The Monday Project |

  12. Jodie

    March 18th, 2018 at 08:21

    YES! I loved reading this while nodding along the whole time. There are so many more role models now than when the online world didn’t exist in the way it does today and with that comes some responsibility to be a good role model.

  13. Ysabelle Graham-Smith

    March 22nd, 2018 at 11:00

    I’m obsessed with this post – I’ve been sharing it with everyone… it’s so bloody true. One of the main reasons I love your blog so much is that you are so easy to relate to, honest and just yourself.

    Ysabelle x

  14. Emma Harrison

    April 2nd, 2018 at 13:08

    Your posts never cease to make me smile, nod & snort when I inevitable choke on my glass of council pop whilst giggling at one of your outrageously spot-on comments.

    I love having a real mix of relatable and aspirational bloggers (because let’s face it, UK bloggers have the mean & moody Insta feeds down to a fine art and as much as I love them, I needs some sunshine on there too) and it really helps to motivate my ass to work harder. Why? Because yes I want to be relatable too, but I also want to get on a plane and head to those places too one day.

    Emma |

  15. Amy

    April 3rd, 2018 at 19:03

    Your posts are always so good! I absolutely love following the rich, monthly-trips-to-the-Maldives bloggers on Instagram, and think you’re totally right with the fact we should own that. There’s nothing wrong with eyeing up those Gucci handbags and private jets whist lounging on the sofa in your ASDA PJ’s, right?

    Amy x

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