Thursday, March 10, 2011

Comprehension

Billabong jumper, Dorothy Shop skirt, Mango brooch, H! by Henry Holland boots

I realize that I'm very much a positive person, but there are times when I honestly feel like being taken for granted. I really don't know how to explain this, but I'm willing to try...:)

You see...the digital platform is on the rise, therefore digital players are reaping great benefits from this, including us bloggers. And because of this, bloggers are deemed to be effective marketing agents. It's great actually, as bloggers can blog while at the same time make a living. But you see, not every blogger blogs for the money. And not all bloggers treat their blogs as commodities. Or perhaps that's just me. I've been saying this over and over again, but this blog is my personal diary. It cannot be driven by such materials. I really feel offended if a company, brand or agency approaches me for some marketing campaign and forces me to accept the job while I am not comfortable with it. I do accept such jobs, but only when I find that the product or campaign is 1) relevant, 2) suits my view or liking, and 3) brings good values. Somehow, a thinking as simple as this is difficult to understand for some people, that rejecting such jobs makes it equivalent to being arrogant or snobbish, hence the label "blogger with attitude" - of course in a negative way. It enrages me when someone says to me, "Why is it so hard for you to accept our offer and just blog about us? We're offering you money, right?". But hey...this is my blog, not yours. So why am I getting slapped?

I reaaaaaaallly apologize if anything I have written above was inappropriate, or offended any of you who are reading this. I just had to let this out because it's been bugging me a lot. I'm sorry if it sounded arrogant, whining, or anything unpleasant. But thank you for reading! :)

xoxo,
Diana

PS: I loooooooove this t-shirt + fluffy skirt + sneakers combo from D&G...much fun!

(Pics courtesy of Kingdom of Style)

37 comments:

Aisya J said...

Miss, why are you so damn gorgeous? Jealous bangattt! T_T

Meliantha Hendra めい said...

so colorful :D

http://japobsganbare.blogspot.com/

Rio said...

I am your newest follower.. Not all of your stuffs (clothes, shoes, photos, stories, etc) are my liking. But some of that are enjoyable for me.

And I really enjoy this kind of post.

Keep blogging whatever you want to blog!

Anonymous said...

Dear D, itu hak kamu untuk nolak/ngga, krn itu blog kamu...dan kamu berhak untuk memilih,apakah produk itu sejalan dgn kamu/berbeda...seharusnya para marketer itu ngerti, cari brand ambassador ato orang yang bisa kasih WOM itu harus selaras dgn produk,karakter,image,dst...
So,saya dukung kamu D...IT'S UR BLOG,NOT THEIR..

Laura said...

Hi!!
I'm wearing a colourful jumper like yours today!! :-)
I like your thoughts! Keep being yourself, it's the best way to be happy!!

Have a nice day!
Laura

Anonymous said...

Well ... maybe you just need to tell them what criteria of stuff that can be displayed on your blog. Make a firm list on the contract, even I do that for may guest post.

Anonymous said...

wow.creative.adore u
need to know how to dress like a retro 0r glamorous style..

Devika said...

Hi I've been following your blog since last few months but writing to you for the first time. You have a great aesthetic sense... and after reading this post.. I respect you so much for your humble attitude. Love you girl :P

Diana Paramitha said...

heii diana..
we have a same name..
hehehee

Be YourseLf Diana..
Love Your StyLe..


http://toscapink.blogspot.com/

RS said...

Diana,

You should definitely hold on to your values. Don't do anything that compromises who YOU are. I may not be a huge fan of ALL your fashion assembles but I think you're honestly awesome for having the courage to stay the way YOU are. And I mean every word of it. You're creative, cute and intelligent.

It's your blog and you have all the say. =)

www.riskofrain.com

Anonymous said...

may i know your weight and height? hihihi :)

ARIO ACHDA said...

is it T.I??? lol

keep the patience, di...

gloriaputri said...

it is your right to ignore.
this is your blog..
your blog your rule

always love the colour you choose for your outfit

cheer y'
http://gloriaputri.blogspot.com

aiesya said...

cute skirt! ;)

http://mydiamondream.blogspot.com/

harits indi pradana said...

super cute!
:3

Anonymous said...

sis,u look so stunning and cute but i thin'k You seem to spend much money on fashion hohoho ^^ do not forget to save ya ^__^

Jessica said...

what a nice skirt.
your opinion here is just quite true.

http://eclecticraccoon.blogspot.com/

Ndutyke Handmade said...

You have the right to be disappointed.
Bahkan jualan or any other marketing thingies pun harus ada etika-nya.

Tetep semangat ya, diana :)
Be yourself....

Wondrous said...

Those boots really suits you!

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eudoraa said...

colourful heheh cute ♥

eudoraa said...

cute + so colourful ;)



http://eudoraeudoraa.blogspot.com/

F005 said...

love the colour!!

;)

Bread and Cookies said...

Aaa..the boots!! So adorable!! :0

http://sweetydinda.blogspot.com

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

You are so gorgeous! Just love the colours in this outfit :)

xx
http://rosalindatj.blogspot.com

Irvina said...

love ur boooooooottttsssss!!!!

Olivia said...

I'm totaly agree with you. This is your blog so i think it's up to you not them. Besides sometimes personal blog more real compare to comercial blog. They should feel ashamed!

By the way I love that fluffy skirt too :)

Leigh said...

great inspiration! i see how you got the outfit from those photos! i love love love the boots and your sweater! what a fun look :)

thelibertybelleblog.blogspot.com

t a l i s h a said...

"not every blogger blogs for the money. and not all bloggers treat their blogs as commodities." -> word.

Lintas Cerita said...

Nice and colorfull

Pramudita Puspita said...

wow nice color, kak!
love it =)

Lizelisabeth said...

First of all, your outfit is reaaaly faboo!! No doubt about that. And second of all, I totally agree on how you felt about them. Some people, they're just born jerks! LOL. But, just mind them. Do what's good for others and also for you.

Admiring you always,
liz

voguishdoodles.blogspot.com

Nidya Astrini said...

Your blog, your values, your rules.

The dress and shoes are beautiful, but being persistent about what u think as the right thing to do is much more beautiful.
Ur standpoint is gorgeous.

Lizelisabeth said...

Hi gorgeous. Just wanna drop by to say that I've mentioned you on my little blog. You probably don't care, but I hope you could make a short visit. :D

hug and kiss kiss,
liz

voguishdoodles.blogspot.com

WendyB said...

I loooooove your rainbow top. And I've gotten weird offers too from companies that didn't even want to pay me to promote them. They just wanted me to promote them for free.

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em... please open my blog...
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please... and thx..

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