Friday, August 20, 2010
A REAL post, please.....
Who am I as a blogger? Am I a leader? Am I a follower?
Why do I like fawns and owls? And vintage? And the hipstamatic? And holga?
Is it because of the blogs I read?
I think so....I find myself gravitating towards stripes when I go shopping because of bloggers who wear the cutest stripes in the whole world....
I think it has to do with subliminal advertising. If I see something over and over again, I WANT it. Whether it is a coke, french fries, or a cool headband. Even if I do not realize that I am subjecting myself to the influences of others....I totally am.....
Blog hopping, seeing certain themes over and over again....it influences the decisions I make when I go shopping....when I 'like' a certain photo on Flickr.....
And the influence seeps into my blog content. Whenever I click on a 'New' blog on someone's sidebar, it seems like they are exactly like me. And all the blogs on their sidebar are exactly like them, and so on and so on forever.
And I have a feeling everyone's blog content is starting to look them same.
Are all blogs starting to look the same?
Say it isn't so!
I love to get inspiration from the internet, especially blogs...Inspiration posts from we heart it, favorite interiors found online, an occasional music video youtube video, a DIY, a recipe......
Am I capable of new content? Is any blogger? Are we all just FLUFF?
My goal for the next 6 months is to step away from 'inspiration' posts.....and try to create REAL content. Real is more important than happy.
Don't get me wrong, I like a good 'happy' feel-good post just as much as the rest, but I crave the real life of the writer. I love to make new connections.
Either with my art, photos, writing.....however I find it....I am going to try to be original. I've given it a go this week....
I may post LESS often, but I hope that my posts are more vibrant, more powerful, more creative.
I have found a few new blogs on Blogs of Note.....and they are less about fashion, crafts, etc...some are about reality T.V. (I know, REAL content, right?).....but I am on a quest to find some REALLY great blogs.
Do you have a great blog that is nothing like mine? Do you have a favorite blog that is powerful?
Share it in the comments, I would love to read something NEW!
Oh and the photo above is of my brother and is family at the beach....it INSPIRES ME!! It is real life and it is really special.