The Responsibility Of Being An Influencer

The Responsibility Of Being An Influencer

Over the weekend I posted on my Instagram stories what it means to be an influencer. To me, reaching a lot of people comes with a lot of responsibility. I have immensely grown over the past few years and I’ve realized that I am now at a point where I can reach enough people to fill a soccer stadium. It’s a bit frightening because I take my influence quite serious.

Dress by Svitlaya.

It reminded me that I have a responsibility to create a positive impact on the lives of the people who are not only following me on social media but also read my content here at What Would V Wear.

I started What Would V Wear in the Spring of 2014 with the intention to have an online platform that was solely dedicated to my passion for fashion, beauty and travel. Back then I was a corporate working mom who desperately needed an outlet where I could simply be me. I’ve always loved fashion which is why I got a second degree in Fashion Design many years back. When blogging became popular I decided to jump on the bandwagon, too.

And I am glad I did.

I genuinely want to inspire and empower women through my fashion and lifestyle choices. As a working mother of two I hope in both myself and my readers to expose a variety of fashion, motherhood experiences, travels, and real-life stories. But there’s more. I want to help people lead better lives in one aspect or another. Social media can be a numbers game where it’s easy to forget who you are because you become more and more driven by what we think will give us the most attention. Numbers take priority and you lose yourself in the game.

My pledge to you

In my Instagram stories I talked about positivity and kindness. I truly believe in the power of love. I do not want to be known as someone who solely encouraged you to buy something. I hereby pledge to always use my influence to create a positive impact on the lives of my audience.

I will never abuse my influence for anything.

Money. Fame. Power.

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XOXO,

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61 Comments

  1. Nina
    November 5, 2018 / 3:54 AM

    You are so inspiring V and I’m glad to follow you babe, you have such an amazing style !
    Love this dress btw ! So unique !!

    Have a great start to your week !
    Nina
    xox
    http://www.thecrispylipstick.com

  2. Rach DiMare
    November 5, 2018 / 6:19 AM

    I always admire your platform V! This is why I love following you! You are an amazing person inside and out!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  3. November 5, 2018 / 7:14 AM

    Being an influencer is a tough business to be in – readers do tend to assume that you’re pushing sales. I know who you are, Vanessa, and you’re real and lovely and kind! Keep up what you’re doing, beautiful xx

    http://www.qustomquinns.com/blog

  4. Shauna
    November 5, 2018 / 7:43 AM

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, Vanessa! It truly can be challenging sometimes, but I wouldn’t want to be anything else 🙂 Have a great week! XO

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

  5. November 5, 2018 / 7:50 AM

    True that social media is a number game, but we should not fall in that trap and should be true to our own self and our beliefs..
    http://www.stylebasket.in

  6. November 5, 2018 / 9:13 AM

    Thanks for sharing! People often view social media as shallow but if you use it to try and share a message that is important for you and that can help people, then it truly is important. Its all about how you chose to use your social media power!

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

  7. November 5, 2018 / 10:08 AM

    Such an inspiring post and I absolutely support your message – as a blogger/ influencer or “just” as human being, we should all embrace kindness and positivity ♥

    xxx
    Tina

    https://styleappetite.com

  8. Cora
    November 5, 2018 / 10:25 AM

    Very well said Babe…You’re beautiful in and out ..

  9. Jodie
    November 5, 2018 / 6:18 PM

    What a great way to look at it Vanessa. It’s true that we need to think about our effect on others. And doing it with kindness is the only way!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  10. Patinka
    November 5, 2018 / 6:52 PM

    great post! and that outfit <3

  11. November 5, 2018 / 7:18 PM

    Good for you!! We need more women like you who actively spread your positivity so that other women, and even men, can feel more empowered! It’s a huge responsibility when you have a big following, but a great way to make your voice heard 🙂
    xo Samantha
    http://www.samanthamariko.com

  12. November 5, 2018 / 7:34 PM

    such a nice content!
    thankyou so much for sharing and spread the positivity vibes

    basicanvas.blogspot.com

  13. November 5, 2018 / 8:03 PM

    I love this post Vanessa! I totally agree with you, It is so important to be positive and kind when blogging as influencers have a huge responsibility. You look amazing in the dress xx

    http://www.rediscoveringmystyle.com

  14. This Main Line Life
    November 5, 2018 / 9:19 PM

    It’s so great to see really popular bloggers like you take the impact you have on others seriously. You can really inspire people.
    X, Julie | This Main Line Life

  15. November 5, 2018 / 11:26 PM

    Influencers have such a power to really make a big impact for good or negative. I love hearing about your journey into blogging and how you’re creating a positive environment for your followers!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

  16. November 5, 2018 / 11:53 PM

    Darling Vanessa, there is no doubt in my mind that you use your Influence Super Power for good. You continue to be an inspiration and it’s great to see you go about life doing the best you can by you and your family. Now let’s turn to fashion – love you paired stomping boots with this oh-so-pretty dress. Xx

  17. rakhshandarizvi
    November 6, 2018 / 6:53 AM

    You are really so inspiring and positive. I’m happy to hear about your journey in blogging. I know that it would not have been easy.
    You are looking damn gorgeous <3
    Have a nice day my dear.
    Love from Rakhshanda <3
    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/

  18. Kate
    November 6, 2018 / 8:31 AM

    I don’t think many of us consider that responsibility when we start out, but it’s important to take it into account. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  19. November 6, 2018 / 10:30 AM

    It does not seem, but a big responsability and so hard sometimes!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: COZY DAYS…

  20. November 6, 2018 / 10:45 AM

    The dress is fantastic! And I also agree with the message you are sharing in this post.

    ANOUK

  21. November 6, 2018 / 2:32 PM

    This is what we need! Influencers to acknowledge and realise that they have a platform and they can use it to inspire, encourage and help people.

    In Retrospect

  22. Gabrielle
    November 6, 2018 / 4:25 PM

    Vanessa this is such a beautiful post and a subject you’ve obviously thought a fair bit about lately. I agree that influence shouldn’t be taken lightly! On a different note, you look absolutely stunning in this outfit!

    aglassofice.com x

  23. Angela
    November 7, 2018 / 3:08 PM

    What a wonderful pledge! I’m sure your integrity will pay off in spades, X

    Angela | http://www.lenorth.com

  24. voguefauxreal
    November 7, 2018 / 3:33 PM

    I love this post! It’s a reminder to all of us and an inspiration. And I love that dress!

    http://www.voguefauxreal.com

  25. polarbearstyle
    November 7, 2018 / 9:11 PM

    It’s wonderful that you take your ability to influence people so seriously. Thank you for sharing this.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  26. November 8, 2018 / 3:05 AM

    Wow ! What a great post ! You are looking stunning in this outfit.

  27. November 10, 2018 / 1:20 AM

    This is such a lovely read dear! Thanks for sharing. And wow, this dress looks fabulous on you dear.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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