Reasons Why THAT Cosmo Article Is A Load of BS

Monday, January 25, 2016





Yesterday I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline when I stumbled across an online article written and published by Cosmopolitan UK, titled "15 Things You Should Know Before Dating a Girl Who Blogs."
When I read the article I was thinking "Seriously?"  How ignorant, patronising and rude, and from the reaction of other bloggers I could tell that some were fuming.  Perhaps Cosmo published that article to get some attention from bloggers? I don't know.

Once again the blogging community has been stereotyped and tarred by the same brush, and quite frankly, that's really irritating, especially when those assumed notions are coming from a magazine which holds an annual awards show for bloggers.  How ironic.  In fact, the article is actually laughable.

While reading through the article, I could help but pick apart every single point.

"We won't let you read our work."
Actually, yes I will.  Long gone are the days when I kept my blog a secret.  I wish more people would read my blog!

"We love a text too long."
Um...what?

"We'll say we have deadlines to get out of stuff."
No!  Yes I have deadlines, but I don't use deadlines as an excuse to date or meetup.  If I need to/want to see you then I will see you, end of story.  I'm not a rude person who likes to bail out of things.

"If we get free tickets to something, we'll just try to turn it into a date."
No.  There's a difference between attending press/blogger/networking events and going on a date.

"We'll act annoyed when you do finally read our work."
No I won't, because I actually like it when people read my blog.

"Coffee. Just coffee."
I don't like coffee.

"We know loads of other bloggers."
Yes, this is kind of true: I interact with bloggers at blogging events and on Twitter.

"You'll get a lot of free booze."
Sorry, I hate to break it to you, but no! You won't!

"We don't want to hear about that amazing post you read the other day."
Actually, I'd be intrigued.  I'd love to know!

"Our mobile's battery life is directly connected to our mood."
No it's not.

"If we're still together on your birthday, we'll be writing a post on that aftershave you happen to love, because you know, we live of freebies."
No. Just no.  Yes, sometimes bloggers receive freebies but this isn't always the case.  I get freebies once in a while, but no, I don't live off freebies.  Freebies don't pay for the necessities in life, i.e. rent, bills, travel, food, books, etc.

Just to add, I felt like this line was implying that all bloggers are materialistic and only care about receiving free products, and this is a generalisation.

"We probably had to, or still use a pseudo."
I don't use a pseudonym.  I'm not Belle Du Jour!

"We're generally pretty confident.  Independence and self-belief are our thing."
For some reason, in the context of the article, this line bothered me. It's almost as if this article was implying that this is a bad thing, as if this is a threat to a man.

Somebody challenge me if I'm wrong, but what's wrong with being independent and confident?  I know I am!

"We've probably considered dating that Twitter fan you feel weird about."
As a blogger I don't have 'fans', I have readers.  There's a difference, and for the record, I'd never consider dating a weird fan!


Overall, that article is a load of nonsense, and complete BS.

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