Bloggers Uncensored: with The Diary Of Ellie
Welcome to this weeks Bloggers Uncensored! This is my latest and favourite blog series that I've created. This series is an opportunity for you to hear your favourite bloggers' honest, uncensored, thoughts about real life topics. This weeks blogger is The Diary Of Ellie.
Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Ellie, I'm 19 from Birmingham in the UK and love blogging and photography.
Why do you write?
I write because I've always been interested in creative writing and stories, I used to make my own magazines when I was younger because I just loved the freedom of writing whatever I wanted.
Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because it was the perfect way to mix my love for photography as well as writing.
What do you love about the blogging world/community?
I love the blogging world because everyone is so friendly and supportive and they're always helping you to reach your next goals.
What do you hate about the blogging world/community?
I wouldn't say I hate the blogging world but a lot of the time there's way too much unnecessary drama. I also dislike the younger bloggers who evidently blog for free stuff!
In your opinion, who are the most underrated bloggers?
What are some hard truths you have learnt about life?
I think I've learned my fair share of truths about life and some of those are that life isn't always fair, karma takes forever and not everyone will find you attractive but that's okay.
What does freedom mean to you?
Freedom to me means being able to share your opinions and thoughts on things freely and being able to do whatever you please, within the law of course.
What are your thoughts on mental health and how it's portrayed in today's society?
Mental health isn't shown in a great light to be honest. We seem to have a lot more awareness for men's mental health right now which is amazing but there's still such a huge stigma behind all kinds of mental health issues. A lot of people will call you out for attention seeking when you try to get help and I think the whole stigma behind it really needs to stop because MH is too much of a big issue.
What are your thoughts on feminism and how it's portrayed in today's society?
I love the idea of men and women being equal, which is what feminism is supposed to portray. However, a lot of people find it a good way to hop on the bandwagon to hate on men when it's not that at all.
What are your thoughts on 'Love is Love' and how it's portrayed in today's society?
I agree that love is love. Whether you love a man or a woman it doesn't matter to me one bit.
What advice would you give to someone who is fighting a mental illness?
If you're fighting a mental health issue or illness please stay strong. I know how hard it can be to just give up but it's important that you try your hardest to fight it.
What advice would you give to someone who is being bullied or harassed?
If you're being bullied tell someone. I think that's the best advice I can give.
If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?
If I could rid the world of one thing it would be either homelessness or mental health issues.
What else do you feel strongly about?
I feel strongly about the idea of 'skinny bashing'. Skinny should never be used to describe someone and shaming someone because their skinny is a super big issue that I feel so strongly about.
Let's end with some fun 'This or That' questions:
Love or money?
Work hard or play hard?
Cups in the cupboard: right side up or upside down?
Right side up for sure!
Chocolate or sex?
Plan everything or wing it?
Happiness or money?
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