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.
Last but not least…Don’t forget to vote. Find your polling place by state HERE.
I agree to use your influence for good and do good in the world. Fabulous dress!
Gorgeous dress Vanessa and totally agree to use our influence for good!!!
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 !
It’s real a responsability.
I love this post, and the positivity you always advocate for.
Thank you for your integrity and most of all, love. I feel the Holy Spirit coming though you and you are making a difference. I hope to do the same my friend. XO
I totally agree on that an influencer should use the “fame” for good things!
I always admire your platform V! This is why I love following you! You are an amazing person inside and out!
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Yess I love this! Thank you for sharing Vanessa!!
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
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
Beautiful dress Vanessa…
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..
I absolutely love this! Thanks for your positive outlook!
Hope you’re having a wonderful Monday!
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!
I love this!! It’s only something another influencer would understand. Beautiful dress lovely ❤️ Jamie
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 ♥
Very well said Babe…You’re beautiful in and out ..
Love this post Vanessa. Stay true! It certainly can become a numbers game in the industry. Always loved your content on the blog!
You are so right! & I love your outfit!
I so agree with you beautiful lady. You look amazing always.
Have a blessed week.
This is so good of you V and very much needed! We need more influencers who are being true rather than bought. And love this outfit, so stylish as always! Xx
You look gorgeous!
Love this, Vanessa! You truly are an inspiration!
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!!
Vanessa your so inspiring and positive, love it!!
btw your dress is absolutely gorgeous!
great post! and that outfit <3
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 🙂
such a nice content!
thankyou so much for sharing and spread the positivity vibes
Well said! And yes we must all vote!
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
Absolutely love this post! And what beautiful photos. Positivity and kindness is SO important!
-Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com/the-perfect-fall-bag-5-favorites/
so great you’re using your platform for inspiration!
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
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!
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
A gorgeous post – filled with honestly – you’re the best V!
Rebecca | http://www.peppermintdolly.com
gran post!! una gran responsabilidad
Besos desde nuestra tienda de pajaritas http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com
I totally agree! Love your look!
You are sooo right!
And I love your dress 🙂
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
I totally agree with your message of positivity and empowerment!! I also LOVE this dress, simply gorgeous!
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
Such a fab post! Love your dress!
It does not seem, but a big responsability and so hard sometimes!
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I LOVE this, lady- preach it!
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The dress is fantastic! And I also agree with the message you are sharing in this post.
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.
The dress is a dream! And I agree to your words!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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!
love this post!xoxo
I love this post 🙂
What a wonderful pledge! I’m sure your integrity will pay off in spades, X
Angela | http://www.lenorth.com
I love this post! It’s a reminder to all of us and an inspiration. And I love that dress!
It’s wonderful that you take your ability to influence people so seriously. Thank you for sharing this.
Kathrin | Polar Bear Style
Wow ! What a great post ! You are looking stunning in this outfit.
Thank you for sharing this! I really admire your integrity and how seriously you take your job!
Thanks for sharing.
its a great responsibility, and I totally agree with your influence. Fabulous black color dress. Looks so pretty in this dress.
This is such a lovely read dear! Thanks for sharing. And wow, this dress looks fabulous on you dear.
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
you’re right, being an influencer can carry a lot of responsibility.