It's not common anymore to see something in it's raw form. We have PicMonkey for blog photos, Photoshop, and even VSCOCam on your iPhone. I'm sure 99% of photos in our Instagram feeds have some sort of filter applied or saturation increased - and if not, #nofilter will tell you it's not edited. Why wouldn't we want to make our skin look tanner or more perfect? Why wouldn't we want the sunset colors to be more distinct? The tools are there so we might as well use them.
But there's something refreshing about being in raw form - whether it be our photos or even ourselves. Being raw is not perfect, but it's relatable. It's real. And it's honest.
Looking at my pictures got me thinking. They were already so beautiful I didn't want to edit or change them. It's like blogging, really. We sit at our computers to just write and sometimes it's things that we don't even tell people in our "real" lives. We're unedited and we write in a completely raw form. And someone, somewhere can relate. Someone, somewhere is supportive and encouraging. It's refreshing to be real and honest and just be ourselves. I think that's what keeps us coming back every day. I never thought blogging would be that for me.