Bloggers and social influencers have come under fire this week, thanks to a certain Irishman. Who instead of simply saying “no thank you, it’s not for us” when approached by a YouTuber, he chose to instead publicly shame her and ban all bloggers and social influencers from his establishment. Now I could go on and on about what a complete douche he is, but I won’t. Some people will find what he did hilarious, some will be disgusted and see it as nothing more than online bullying. Whichever camp you sit in, I’m not going to change your opinion on this.
However, what left me stunned was the general opinion when it comes to blogging and social influencing in general. If you check out the comments on his response, you can see there is a lot of hatred out there for bloggers and the “free stuff” we apparently try and rip brands out of on a daily basis. My fellow bloggers reading this will (I hope) share my shock and sadness over what has happened this weel. For all you non bloggers out there though, that maybe don’t have an understanding of what this job entails (and yes, it IS a job), I thought I’d just take a little time and give you an insight into what my day looks like now as a blogger and freelance writer.