Another week, another story that has taken the internet by storm! Have you heard of the hashtag #Visabae and the story behind it? Well if not, let me break it down here for you.
This is a story about this beautiful vlogger called Rutendo who goes by the name rlt_ on Instagram and YouTube. She has huge followers on her platforms and has made a name for herself in the influencer world. One look at her Instagram page and you’ll feel sorry for your own page (Lol!); perfect theme, quality photography, hair game on fleek, nice clothes, designer bags and of course the perfect #relationshipgoals photos/videos of herself and boyfriend. Few days ago, she put out a thirty minutes video that, at the look of the crying thumbnail and the title, “I have one month left” will have you thinking that she’s about to die. However the message was that her UK visa expires in one month and for her to remain in the county, she’s got to pay £2300 to which she can’t afford so she opened a gofundme account asking for help. -And of course this has gotten under the skin of others considering the luxurious lifestyle she has been flaunting on the gram (some have been supportive too). People are calling her lazy because she left a job that according to her, it wasn’t for her. She rubbed it in further when she appeared on TV news looking on point as always and said, the things she showcases on the gram are sponsored with brands and the designer bags are borrowed from friends. To cut the story short, apparently she has made twice the money she asked for. Type #visabae on YouTube or Google and a lot of stories will pop up for your viewing and reading pleasure.
“HOW DO WE STRIKE THE BALANCE BETWEEN REAL LIFE AND VIRTUAL LIFE?”
The post was inspired by a post I put on Instagram being real about my life. Amazing how people think one must be sleeping on money or living a rosy life because you post nice photos online. -So I made a statement that it isn’t the case (not for me anyways). There’s nothing wrong with posting nice photos, but keep it real with your captions or let the realness depict in your images. We’ve to understand that as bloggers and influencers people are looking up to us. Do we’ve a role to play as bloggers? I don’t want to take it from my sister so please do read Madeline’s post, because she has made some valuable points.
On my outfit: This is one of the outfits I wore on my holiday in Edinburgh. The standout ensemble which is this polkadot cardigan from c/o Zaful is wonderful. It is unfortunately soldout, but definitely a staple I’m gonna be wearing for a long time. -Also perfect for this on-and-off Spring weather. The quality is impeccable for the price. Love it!
Wishing you all a blessed week ahead and looking forward to reading your honest views on the topic discussed.