Now that I’ve been blogging for a few months and am starting to see Something Winnderful grow I feel like I’m finally getting a hang of things. I still don’t tell my friends I blog, but I feel confident enough to call myself a blogger. I wear skinny jeans with a top bun and take my MacBook everywhere. I’m a real blogger! There are still some “blogger stereotypes” I don’t fit. Today I wanted to confess the blogger lifestyle sins I feel I have committed.
I don’t care about the whole pumpkin season that consumes Pinterest.
Gasp! No pumpkin spice latte?! No vegan pumpkin cake with some unheard of ingredient for icing?! You read that right. All this pumpkin stuff on Pinterest? No thank you. You know what I used pumpkin for last? Stopping Gatsby’s diarrhea. (Helpful tip, a can of 100% pumpkin fixes doggie diarrhea.) Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a personal vendetta against pumpkin, I just don’t understand the whole obsession.
I don’t wear stylish clothes.
You will never find a picture of me in a trendy outfit with perfect hair on this blog. I mean, I don’t have terrible style, I just don’t spend many days in normal clothes. Most days I’m in yoga pants and a workout tank. Go ahead, be jealous. I’m glad my work clothes are so comfy, but I did have a moment when I realized I’m that person What Not To Wear goes for. Go grocery shopping in workout wear?! You betcha. Come at me Stacey.
I don’t have a Starbucks addiction or a coffee addiction of any kind actually.
(Does my pumpkin spice latte indifference make sense now?) I’m that person in college who watched a documentary in class and then felt socially responsible to do something. It was about Starbucks and its crazy pricing that screws over the coffee growers. Granted, that was several years ago right at the time fair trade coffee was coming around. I just couldn’t buy Starbucks in good conscience. Maybe they have changed and are 100% supportive of fair trade, but I just can’t trust a place that charges $5 for a small coffee and can’t even call it a small. Grande? Venti? No. It’s small, medium, and large. Get it together.
I don’t take my camera everywhere or take frequent pictures of my food.
I’ll be honest. I do try and take pictures of my food. But when I do, it’s in a poorly lit room with my crappy iPhone camera. One day I will remember to take my camera with me and take good quality pictures. That day is not today.
In what ways do you break the blogger stereotype?
In what ways do embody the blogger lifestyle?