I think at some point in our lives being popular is something that we’ve always considered or even, lusted after.

Even if we were happy with the friends we had at high school, or the success of a loved one who seems to always be the belle of the ball, the attention they get can seem alluring, and we’d like a slice of that pie too.

I bet even if your someone who doesn’t like too much attention being on themselves (like me), all of a sudden fashion blogs are becoming increasing popular and maybe you should ditch the niche you already have and hop on the train. (Never mind the fact that you haven’t bought clothes in about 2 years).

It’s great to become inspired by others, in fact its bloody awesome, but just because the thing that they’re doing is going down well with others, doesn’t mean you have to do it too.

There’s been SO many times I’ve tried to create a wonderfully creative Instagram picture, only for it to feel pretty crap and I don’t even like the look of it at the end. There’s something to be said for finding your own style and way of doing things, even if it doesn’t seem to be getting the likes these days.

Basically, this is a long-winded version of me saying YOU DO YOU. Like what you like and don’t focus too much on what other people are doing.

And you never know, one day the ‘popular’ things might be the stuff you’ve been doing all along.

Have you ever done anything purely because it was popular?



  • Courtney Hardy

    I think so many people try to fit in, and they will do things just because it’s cool. I think it’s good to be different, and unique.

  • I have never been the one going after the popular things, because I rarely understand the hype. After it has been hyped and then forgotten, I might get it because I have learned to understand and love it. But after all, I rarely care if something is popular and people love it, because there must be a reason for it. However, I wish everyone would just do what they want, not what everyone else wants you to do. You do you.

    Heidi ✨ | Heidi’s Planner

    • I totally agree. Sometimes it can be tempting to jump on the bandwagon of something that’s popular for me, but I know I always feel so much better when I stay true to myself and that’s worth more than anything xx

  • Yes I’m so here for this! I’m a real strong believer in doing things for yourself and being yourself no matter what xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

  • YESSS. This always gets me so heated because why can’t we just all enjoy what we enjoy, regardless of how many other people also enjoy it?!

  • YES YES YES. This is such a nice post, Natalie! I have definitely felt pressure to change my style – especially regarding makeup. My style is minimalistic and natural, and many popular MUAs are the opposite of that. However, I’m so happy I didn’t change!

    Madison | Breakfast at Madison’s

    • Aw, thank you madison I appreciate that! I feel the same, staying true to who we are is so important xx

  • Amy Eade

    I agree with this SO MUCH! I think I used to get quite influenced by what others were doing on Instagram, but I’m so much happier now I feel like I have my own style! My growth may be slow but I’m being true to myself.
    Amy xx

    • Omg I did too. It was like a relevaltion the day I realised I DIDNT have to do what everyone else was doing!!!

  • Love this post! I always feel like my blog doesn’t follow the usual trends as I do a bit of everything and don’t have fabulously fairy tale Instagram photos. I couldn’t be anyone else though and I have never been one to “fit in” with the trends so can’t change now haha! xxx

  • Yas girl! I’m so against following trends because I feel like it’s kinda pointless? I’m v happy over here just doing my thing!

    Sharni | http://www.agirlandgrey.com

  • Great post! I think posting/blogging what you like and enjoy is the most important thing. But I agree it’s hard to not to second guess yourself sometimes when there’s so much amazing content being shared.

    Elisha x