My Problem with the Hijabi Fashion Blogging Industry

Over two years ago I wrote a post on my original blog "Immy's Adventures" about why I decided to stop blogging my outfits, and the truth is I just couldn't keep away, and that's partly why I evolved the blog into this one. However, after much thought, I thought it would be good to repost the post (with a few alterations) and let people know why the hijabi fashion blogging "industry" (I call it that because it is honestly as competitive as modelling or any other industry in fact) has lost its goal. The fashion blogging world has become about fame. To be fair, I guess it to some extent it is with all blogging.
The response from my successful blogging friends would often say that the main reason why I'm not becoming a successful blogger is that I don't show my face. That honestly makes me so sad because the reality of society has become shallow. With the growth of social media, relationships have become so distant. What’s really sad for me is the way we befriend people has become limited to how we look. As much as we would all like to say that were open minded and we really don't base relationships with people based on what they look like...we do...and that's the reality of life. If you truly think about it, on social media what else do you really have to base someone who you've never met in person and that lives half way across the world? The way we look cannot be changed we are born with that, so is it really fair to use that as a basis of who is good and who is bad? I want my mind to change the world and to be looked up to for the beauty of my character. We forget that beauty and youth fade one day, and our minds and souls will be the thing that forever stays the same.

If I’m liked for ONLY having a beautiful face or dressing in pretty clothes, then I don't want to be loved at all. As women, we need to be more than just pretty... But be loved for our minds. With that being said I hold all my fashion and beauty blogging friends in the highest terms and respect their work and this is not for even a second a post against any of them (as I classify as a fashion blogger). So, please before anyone leaves an angry comment below... I speak for myself before anyone else. Hopefully, I haven't offended anyone in this post and please forgive me if I do.  
Thank you to all my fabulous long time readers for making my journey exciting in its own right and supporting me despite never having seen my face. 

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  1. This is beautiful. It doesn't matter what you look like through your face. But deep inside your heart, your mind and your soul were way matter :)

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    1. Thank you Cassandra! I can certainly agree <3

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  2. This was an amazing post to read. How can a blogger success comes with showing your face when it is on the article which can only be words for attracting people back to your blog! If someone thinks like that then I feel sorry for the person. We should just encourage the one who feels comfortable in whichever way he/she likes. Just be you! Anyway, nice to meet you in this wonderful blogging journey sis (: ♡x!

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    1. Awe thank you Annie, Yh it's true, it's just a shame how shallow society has become.

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  3. I'm sorry that you feel this way :( I definitely disagree with your friends, showing your face does not effect your level of success. It's what makes you different, and you should use it to your advantage. Never let people's opinions discourage you from doing what you love <3

    xx,
    Fiorela
    www.dfiore.com

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