Comments on: As always in this blog, these opinions are my own Fashion from plus sized closet Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:14:35 +0000 hourly 1 By: Hannah Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:53:49 +0000 Loved your writing and honesty, Hanna!!

There is a lot of the same sort of bloggers at the top but it’s not so much the bloggers are trying to do that and be the same, I think it’s the publicity and sponsorships they are being given that push them there. And typically the sponsors are scouting a certain “look” and then suddenly all the famous bloggers have the same looks coincidentally because that was what’s popular.

For the most part, I would hope the readers can see through the lies of a fake blogger and thus quit giving that blog attention and fluffing up their ego to potential sponsors.

Regarding body politics and stuff… that’s totally not my area because I never touched the stuff when I was plus size and I rarely bring it up now. haha I just stick with what I know and that’s fashion & creativity.

Just keep doing what you’re doing and stay true to yourself [Insert other cheesy words of inspiration here]! :)

By: divadellecurve Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:18:33 +0000 Hi Hanna, I am an Italian blogger and I must admit I’m glad you posted this rant. I thought these tension in the community was typical only in my community but it seems like it’s not. I had lots of negativity especially at the start as i was ont of the firts plus size bloggers here and as a few brands approached me first more I noticed networking with other bloggers was harder. At the moment I go my own way and only keep in touch with people whom I really like.

By: Margot Meanie Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:45:04 +0000 BRAVO!!

I could not applaud this post more!

I know that being fat & stylish is often political, but I don’t always want to be talking about it.

I really just love fashion and want to showcase good style & good clothing finds or new shops. I know that it can be hard to find those things since we’re often forced to go online as plus size shoppers.

I want to share and be helpful to other stylish ladies that happen to be plus size and are looking for the right places to go shopping.


By: Karina Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:08:04 +0000 Well said Hanna!
This “discussion” comes up once in a while and I am SO over it! A lot of us do not blog for the free stuff, but because we actually have something we want to share with the world! There are always people who are going to be jealous of the free stuff, but I don’t even care anymore! I know what kind of work goes in to having a blog…

But it is actually the last part that really hit me and I have really thought about it for a long time! WHY can’t a plus size fashion blog just be about FASHION! Why MUST we all be fat-activists. Don’t get me wrong, I have a deep respect for the fat-activists out there, they are doing a great job, but I am not one. I am a fashion blogger that just happens to be fat… I hate that plus size fashion blogs constantly needs to deal with size. It is irrelevant, style has no size…

By: Linnea Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:41:22 +0000 Hear, hear Hanna! It seems that blogger rage is getting very common nowadays, because in Finland it seems that all non-journalist book bloggers are just wanting free books and are making super secret deals with different companies..

Haters gonna hate, but I really lift my hat to you and hope you keep bloggin’! Hugs!

By: Linz M Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:18:16 +0000 I totally hear you on this. I blog, but I rarely get comments, let alone free stuff, so I definitely do it for myself and to show others that you can be big and wear fashionable clothes.

I suspect there is a lot of jealousy around. I mean, yeah, I’d love some free stuff, but then I’d need to be putting a heck of a lot more effort into my blog posts and get some proper photos arranged for a start. I know from the odd post I do, how much effort it takes, so I totally salute all of you ladies who do it so well.

Sod the haters, there will always be some, no matter what you do. I love your blog and think you always showcase so many different looks, it totally inspires me!


By: Vicky Frankland Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:01:49 +0000 Very well said, completely agree! I got told the other day that my smile always looked fake and my poses were too “samey” !! Also that I had too many opinion pieces. I don’t understand these people who read your blog and then complain that it isn’t what they want. Move on to the next one then!

I’ve been lucky with the opportunities given on my blog but it certainly isn’t something that I take for granted and I absolutely do not blog purely to get “freebies”. My blog is an extensive of myself, part of which my love for fashion and I don’t give two hoots if someone doesn’t like it or me. THey can do one!

By: Sarah Doyle Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:15:35 +0000 I agree completely with all the comments above and applaud you! I blog because I enjoy it, because it’s part of my personal journey and the fact I’ve found an amazing community makes it even better. I’m pretty new to it all, but it is clear to me there is an element of jealousy and competition out there, but I just ignore it and carry on with my own thing…. Being a fat shopaholic who likes fatfashion and fat style! Thank you ladies for all being there and just carry on doing what you do so well! xxx

By: Mayah Thomas Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:00:05 +0000 Hanna I have to say I LOVE this post! You have hit the nail on the head here. Way to many people think that blogging is all about freebies which to me I find really irritating. Very few bloggers get freebies and they are often few and far between. Blogging takes a lot of time, money, effort and interest.

Many of us are embracing the fact that we too can be trendy, sexy and are owning our personal image.

Yes there are a lot of bloggers talking about similar things but surely that goes with any type of blogging not just plus size fashion. I know that when I started blogging it was because I had embraced myself and thought that while I build on my personal style and try to expand my confidence I can do it in a way that will push me, open me up to try new things and hopefully help me meet like minded people. Blogging gives us a voice and a chance to put our opinions out there in a way that the media unfortunately doesn’t want us to.

I have read your blog for a very long time now, way before we actually met and I have to say I find your passion and drive so inspiring. You have your own personal style that I find fun and edgy and I hope your blog continues to go from strength to strength!

There are way too many hatters out there and I wish they would exercise their ability to keep it shut as often as they chose to troll online pages spouting their BS!

By: Leah Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:13:12 +0000 Excuse my language but FUCKING WELL SAID!

There’s some serious tension in plus size blogger land at the moment and every now and then it seems as if someone comes along and pokes it with a big stick then it all kicks off again. (I’m not suggesting that’s what you’re doing here AT ALL, by the way.)

I think part of the reason plus size blogging is so great is because we’re all very welcoming (well, mostly) and there is a great community. But on the other hand this expectation for us all to live in each other’s pockets and somehow everything will be rosy is – quite frankly – bollocks. We’re all women after all, there’s going to be tension sometimes.

I think the tighter-than-tight-knit community is a double-edged sword – a blessing AND a curse. A few wannabe bloggers might read a couple of blogs and think ‘That’s easy, I can do that!’ and we will welcome them to the collective bosom, and everything is public so they see all the ‘freebies’, yet none of the hard work behind them. I think when a person is offered all the perks of blogging without doing the hard work to build a great blog it does bring out some seriously ugly ambition, and the kind of grasping attitudes where people are greedy and grasping enough to be asking for wishlist shit on the #PRrequest tag on Twitter.

The truth is most bloggers who are getting a lot of ‘freebies’ have had to work hard for months or years to build up their blog and the sooner people realise that the better. Most of us blog to share things, for the love of it, and not for the occasional dress or event invite. x x