Anonymous asked: why do you always hate on rookie?
I definitely do not “hate” on rookie. I think Rookie is a huge source of inspiration for a lot of people and that’s an amazing thing. It’s something very important on the internet.
BUT I constantly get people who are either just finding out about SGG or ya know, business investors I sit down to meetings with, who connnnstanttllyyyy compare SGG to Rookie and that is a frustrating thing to me, because while yes girl blogs are girl blogs and that’s a similar thing - the two are very different. And today when I tweeted this people got mad, subtweeted, unfollowed, etc. But the thing is, SGG is not Rookie on a content level or a business level. Rookie had big investors from the beginning, and believe it or not, money is a thing that helps in quick success. Rookie is in now way a started from the bottom situation and that’s just flat out fact. SGG runs off of my own personal money and I’m fortunate to have accidentally started something that people like, and I recently quit all my work so that I could focus primarily on SGG in order to allow it to grow at the rate that the readers want it to.
And judging from the many anons and non anons who send me messages like “lol sgg is stupid” or “all you talk about is sgg or yr bf” or “lol you are old and tavi is not” like I’m out here trying to make SGG successful because it’s something I believe in. I don’t think that I do this in a pretentious way or have some sort of false idea of who reads my blog or how many people it reaches. I am aware of those things because 12 hours a day, six days a week - I am working on it and paying attention and trying to make it into something that lasts. That is not something I will ever be ashamed of no matter how hard you try to make me feel bad over the internet.
SO SUCK IT