5.31.2012

Dear bloggers.


Dear Bloggers.

I don't care about what time you woke up this morning or how badly your ankles are swollen from being preggers. 

 I don't need to know you ate yogurt to kickstart your morning protein intake. 

I'm not interested in following you because you got a shitload of things given to you by Modcloth and Jeffery Campbell and you want to tell me how great and wonderful these fucking clothes are. 

I honestly don't even care about your makeup routine or how much you're loving color blocking CUZ ITS SOOOOO TRENDEH!!! 

Yes, you were on Pinterest this morning.  No shit.  

We know. You love Ian Somerhalder (nobody loves him like I do.)

No offense ladies, but I don't give a blue fuck in hell.






Vällingby, Stockholm Castle Garden

Tell me what's on your mind.  The deep stuff.  Tell me your hopes and your fears.  Show me why you're a special, deserving, real woman who I should read about, tell me what gets you up in the morning and what keeps you up at night.


Stockholm Pub

If you're going to talk about food, drink, fornication, or family, please make it interesting.  Don't just post a recipe you found online.  Tell me what made it worthwhile and throw in your obvious passion for creation.  You have it.  Why not be proud of it?



Gamla Stan, Sweden

Or show me something you made.  Show me how you braved the lonesome world and made it your own.  Show me your favorite hiding spot or your beloved relaxation place, even if it's just your own backyard.  I want to know where it is you place your peacefulness.  And where your heart is.



Flying over Salt Lake City, Utah

I don't want to know about nanny reviews and copied wiki articles.  I want to see women expressing things that mean a lot to them.  It doesn't always have to be happy (and please for the love of pete don't make it a cheery atomic age kind of happy) but the reason we all take so many pictures, the reason we write so much, is because we feel like there's something TO us.  Or about us, that makes us special.  So, share that.  Not the pinning and not the thrifty coupons.  Share you.  Share your life.  Imagine one day decades from now your great-great-great grandaughter stumbles on this archaic thing known as an "internet blog."  What would you want her to know about your life? About life in general? About love, passion, dreams, goals, family, friends?










26 comments :

  1. I don't think this was supposed to be funny but it made me laugh. My favorite bloggers are the ones who tell it like it is. We all write silly things sometimes but I try to always write what's in my mind and in my heart, even if I don't think anyone else will enjoy it. The funny thing is there are so many people out there who are shallow and made of fluff who just want to fit in that they don't care what it is they're writing, as long as they get lots of comments and lots of followers. Silly bloggers, don't you remember why you started writing in the first place?

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    1. lol it was my usual brand of sarcastic/funny, so laugh away! And yes we've all been there, writing ridiculous things that are silly , or not as meaningful...you can't have your blog be ALL ABOUT MEANING ALWAYS just like life can't be that way, but still, those silly moments are special too.

      And yep, I see those blogs all the time, drive me freaking nuts!

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  2. Oh God, amen. I also hate how these crappy bloggers get the most followers while good blogs that blog about the real stuff get left out. The only way I've found around it is to remove any sign of the number of followers you have and get people to judge it for themselves.

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    1. YESSS!!! I look at those blogs with like 29347823974234 followers and THE CONTENT IS SO BORING JESUS. And half the time their layouts are obnoxious too. lol.

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  3. A-freakin'-men. I am SO SICK of women posting about their babies, how many times they shat that day, why diaper rash is so hard to get rid of, and just RE-posting a recipe or trndy clothes. It's downright BORING. Don't get me wrong, I love pitnerest and exploring stuff, but I don't want to bore the Bejesus out of you on my blog, so I don't repost that crap. THANK YOU for this!

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    1. HAHAHAHAHAH I laughed so hard at 'how many times they shat' oh god. And yes I agree, I do like exploring and poking around sites like Pinterest and Polyvore but come on. That is only interesting so often when it's other people's crap. Glad you enjoyed :D

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  4. Yes, YES, YES!! And amen!!!! I agree with everything!!!!! I don't know if I'm that good blogger (but at least I definitely don't do makeup, Pinterest or coupons!!!!) but it's lovely that someone else stands up for good and interesting blog content. I also love reading about what's on people's minds, the REAL stuff.

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    1. Thanks Susi!! I'm glad you agree haha. I always think people are going to jump defense, but it's even better to see that others stand up for TRUE blogging!!!

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  5. I forgot to say that I think it's super cool that you post about Sweden. What connection to Sweden do you have? Just curious!

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    1. Well, it's silly, but I have a very dear friend I met online who is a Swede. He taught me everything about the culture, landscape, et cetera, and he's hosted me twice when I went to visit!!! So, random, but that's kind of how it all happened. (In my photo at the top of the blog he's the one with the camera in front of his face lol)

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  6. I pretty much love this post and love your writing style. so glad to have found your blog. :) Thanks for being real and encouraging me to, too.

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    1. Awww Shaina thank you! That's so sweet. :) I'm glad you found me too!

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  7. Thank you for sharing this! I can definitely get caught in sharing the superficial stuff, and although I will probably still do that a little bit, it was great hearing what is really important to share and read about! Thanks for your honesty and humor too :)

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  8. Aww I love this! I try to write like this most of the time (though not recently...I'm been so uninspired to write for some reason!) so it's a great reminder!

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    1. Glad you like! And eh, we all go through periods of un-inspiration. It'll pass :)

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  10. I love a blogger who mixes the deep stuff with the superficial idealistic pretty stuff.

    I'm not a fan of mommy blogs, or people who only repost content they've collected from around the web.

    I see a lot of 'trendy' bloggers, who all seem to blog about modcloth, owls, 60's cat and deer ceramics, etc, and after a while it gets rather monotonous.

    There are aspects to trends that are fun, but I think it's easy for bloggers to lose themselves in what's popular, and forget that what people really want to read about is YOU, what you like and dislike, and your own personal experience (whether it be with make up and fashion, or deeper personal or social issues).

    *whew* sorry for such a long comment haha! Great topic!

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    1. I know what you mean, though the "pretty stuff" is usually not superficial and more "inspirational." To me, anyway. If someone's posting fluffy quotes and images of models its usually because that's what inspires them! Me personally, I can't stand looking at ten pictures of a girl and her outfit details, but that's because (you can probably tell by the way I dress) I'm not a fashion buff.

      But I lol'd when I read the whole modcloth, owls, cat and deer ceramics. I know EXACTLY what you mean. I think they see tunnel vision "THIS IS WHAT THE HIPSTERS WANT TO SEE!" or something, dunno, but I agree.

      Anyway, thanks for this comment! I am now going to follow your blog :D

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  11. one of the best posts I've read recently! but it often seems that no one reads blogs where people pour their hearts out and everyone wants to talk about how good lime green clothes look.

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    1. HAHA! True, true. I should really start talking about neon colors. Yeah no.

      I guess the key is being serious/pouring out your heart and doing so in a way people can relate to. But who the hell knows how to do that? TIME TO TAKE PHOTOS OF MYSELF

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  12. This. This. This.

    Basically, everything you have said here is what runs through my mind every time I venture off my main blog dashboard and adventure into looking for new blogs to follow. So discouraging :/ I don't mind people posting a lot of pictures of themselves (especially if it's a fashion blog) but I hate when it's 700 pictures of the same outfit and there's no text or any kind of story to go along with it.

    Other than that, I share many of these peeves with you.

    -Bronwyn

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  13. AMEN!! Oops almost spelled that wrong. I'm not the best writer in the world & I think I actually bore people but I totally agree with you :)

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  14. Ha! I like you.

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