But there’s no denying that the internet also brings all of the unwanted attention and criticism that makes it to the light thanks to how anonymous it can be — and people even venture to write down their opinions with name and surname as well! I get the feeling that, even though we know that all of us living offline make the internet (neighbours, bosses, colleagues, exes, nemesis…), we naively seem to believe that there are different people behind the screen, you know. It doesn’t really occur to us that our coworkers will read our blogs (hello babes, I know you’re out there LOL) and our ex bf/gf/high school classmates are lurking (stalking) to see what’s new with our lives.
The truth is that the ugly makes it to the internet as well.
I was devastated of course, considering that I committed to writing more thoughtful, in depth content, when SHINee’s Jonghyun passed away, as a way to giving back to ther world that has given so much to me. My think pieces are my way of putting my little grain of sand into the fantastic opinionated world we live in. I believe my personal experiences can help people feel less alone in the world, happier, can possibly make people laugh. Most of my favorite bloggers on the internet are highly opinionated and very thoughtful individuals in their blog posts! My biggest inspiration has always been Sophie Milner from Fashion Slave, who crafts the most perfect think pieces in the fashion blogging sphere, in my opinion.
People love opinions; they love it when people get out there and say what they think and expose themselves to the media criticism. We crave think pieces because we need to feel our writers closer and friendly, in my opinion. It’s easier to identify with a writer when they’re talking about something you care about in their own unique way; you find yourself nodding as you read through the article, thinking “yes, yes, that’s me, totally”, and that feels like you’re not so alone in “x” subject anymore (because we all know how hard it’s to find like-minded individuals physically near us nowadays in our common spaces). Compared to how a newspaper article feels, for example. We hardly get a grasp of the writer’s feelings, opinions or tone on the subject.
I believe this is why people love think pieces, meaty posts, opinionated content, so much.
Sweater is old, from local brand
Hogwarts Scarf from HP Warner Bros Tour Shop
Red stripe skinny jeans from Zara
Bourdeaux combat boots from Dr Martens
”(…) Sometimes young writers, frazzled by the breadth of information they need to process in their day-to-day existence, just want to write. Specifically, they just want to write about the things they care about, or at least are trying to figure out. Personally, I see absolutely nothing wrong with giving them the tools and resources to do so. To me, this is the innate value of the “think piece” in 2016. (…)”.
Keep reading here, and let me know what your thoughts are on the subject in the comment section below! 🙂
Links à la Mode, Aug 8th, 2018
- Chiconomical: How to Create a Minimal Work Outfit
- Dangerously Me: OOTD: What’s the Matter with Think Pieces?
- Have Clothes, Will Travel: 10 Perfect, Wedding Guest Dresses
- L’ambassadrice: I’m Getting Tired Of Clothes: A Love Story
- Lipstick Latitude: A Beauty & Fragrance Lover’s Guide to New York City
- Online Personal Stylist: Back 2 School Style: Are You Prepared for Next Season?
- Style Fullness: August Wishlist
- Styled to Bloom: How to Get Your Hair Ready for Summer
- The Petite Bijou: Is Fashion Week Relevant Anymore?
- Whit Wanders: 5 Tips to Maximize Your Morning:
- What Vru Wore: Three Bodysuit Outfits