Posting with Care

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Posting with Care
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Posting with Care
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Posting with Care
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Posting with Care
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Posting with Care
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Posting with Care
Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Posting with Care
Dress: Misguided | Shoes: Dr Scholls (size up) | Sunnies: Charming Charlie | Denim: Similar
“They know their audiences are fickle and can quickly leave, so they treat each and every post with care”
I have been pondering on this statement all weekend. I am clearly not saving lives or running to be the next President, but I do take my little space of the internet extremely seriously and what I choose to share with you on here. I put a huge pressure on myself to try to be as transparent and honest as I can and sometimes I struggle not being “human enough.” I do not take it lightly that you spend a little part of your day, week, or month passing by to see what I am up too or wearing! That to me is a HUGE deal and that comes with a huge responsibility. I always worry about your response and I know with a blink of a second, you can easily unfollow – that scares the living crap out of me! I always get down when I see an unfollow and think, “like what did I do wrong, why didn’t they like me?”  but then I need to remind myself that I am not for everyone!
I just wanted to share and be as transparent as I can with you of my thoughts lately! I think my most important role is to only inform you of organic / genuine products that I originally would buy or use myself.
This all stems from the pressure of hitting a huge goal in my IG career, and now feeling like every move I make, I want it to be a positive light on your life. I was fearful that me sharing my beauty appointments this week may discourage some and make someone feel like they are not worthy, or they need these kind of things to look a certain way, but let me tell you, that is a lie! I myself know I am perfect in The Lords image and find my confidence in Him. Yes, I do think some areas could improve, but that is nothing that has taken over my life or thoughts. These are just things that I always have wondered and wanted to try (some as small as teeth whitening or a hair cut lol). I will be sharing some appointments on the blog over the next month or so and have LOVED your responses and questions so far!
I do want to remind you that you are BEAUTIFUL in His eyes and that is all that should matter. The one who created us.
Oh and what is crazy is, I don’t think I have ever wrote or shared something like this before. EEK so many firsts!
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19 thoughts on “Posting with Care

  1. I’m relatively new to reading your blog and just want to say how much I love it (and you)! Your beauty appointments are a well deserved treat for the hard work you put in to this space! I will be a reader for a long time to come! xoxo

    1. Ahhh well welcome Haley!! You literally just made my day. Thank you for following along, it means the absolute world and for sharing!!

  2. Love this post! I’ve been racking my brains all week because my blog views suddenly took a dip this month. I’ve been driving my husband crazy wondering what happened, going through every post, instagram picture, etc. And all he says is: why does it matter? as long as you are writing about what you love. And it’s so true. It’s so easy to get caught up in all of this. I’m glad you addressed the topic! And for what it’s worth, I LOVE your posts. Just look at my outfit inspo board on Pinterest girl.

    – Claudia

    http://www.justalittleblush.com/

    1. Oh my gosh I’m so thankful for you to be commenting and sharing. Exactly what does it matter as long as it makes you happy!! THANK you so much for following along and for your sweet words. It means the absolute world!!

  3. You’re gorgeous inside and our Mrs. Dede!! I have had the VERY same thoughts on “why didn’t they like me?!” And I was told I am not everyone’s cup of tea. That sure settled my heart along with knowing that I am always famous in my father’s eyes! What a wonderful post, and you deserve every bit of the huge IG accomplishment you will soon receive 🙂

    1. Sweet friend I’m always so thankful for your encouragement & sweet words!! Haha that is so true. Famous in my fathers eyes is so true & we need to hold onto that. Love you!!

  4. Love these types of posts deeds! Congrats on such a huge milestone and I can’t wait to see many new “firsts” for you as you continue to grow ❤

    XO,
    Shelbi

  5. YOU GO, GIRL!!! Thank you so much for the inspirational post! I’m a new-ish blogger in Houston and love coming to dressupbuttercup to see what you’re up to / for motivation!

    – Kaitlin
    kedgotwed.com

  6. I love that you are making yourself a priority! I was looking for a blog post that shows what you are deciding to do for yourself but can’t seem to find it- am I missing it?

    1. Hey Ashley!! Ahh thanks girl for following along and taking the time to comment. It means the world! I didn’t really think to do this since I wanted to make sure I liked the places I was going to etc but I guess listing my appointments maybe a good idea before hand!! I did Fractional laser on the under eye, microblading, & going to do a spray tan, nails, hair cut, teeth whitening && possibly extensions

  7. Proud of you Dede! At the end of the day followers and likes are nice for our IG careers but its in this beautiful transparency that people will really see YOU. Love following you! And I know you work extremely hard every day. You inspire me..just so you know:)

  8. Great post, Dede! Congrats on such a huge milestone and cheers to many more firsts to come! I love following along with you on this crazy but beautiful ride! And you are absolutely right in saying we are always beautiful in our Creators eyes! 🙂

    1. Ahh I am so glad you did too! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet note!

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