Apparently though, the fact that I just seem to write about everything and anything makes me a perfect candidate for the "lifestyle blogger" category. What exactly is a lifestyle blog? Well, I guess any blog that doesn't fall into a single subject category is automatically shoved underneath this title. It's exactly what it sounds like...a lifestyle blogger is someone who talks about their life and all that it entails. And you know what? I will accept that title...for the most part. There are still a few lifestyle blogger expectations that I don't feel like I meet, so I thought I would discuss those today.
Note: Most of these are fairly sarcastic.
Lifestyle bloggers drink Starbucks daily.
Not to sound cheap or anything here, but Starbucks is EXPENSIVE. Some people are shelling out $30 a week, just on their morning caffeine! Do you know what I can do with $30? I can get 3/4 of a tank of gas. I can buy half of my groceries for the next two weeks. I can buy 5 of those awesome vintage t-shirts that I love from Old Navy. I can make a credit card payment. All of those things are just much more appealing to me for some reason. Now, don't get confused and think that I'm saying I don't like Starbucks. I do, I really do. Iced hazelnut coffees are my fave. BUT, they are only my fave about once every two weeks.
Lifestyle bloggers love "selfies" and "OOTDs."
I guess I missed the selfie bandwagon. Some people haven't properly started their day unless they take a picture of themselves while sitting in traffic. (And you people always look perfect...kudos.) I'm never really awake enough to even think about taking a photo to Instagram with a caption of "Good Morning!" I'm much more into sending unattractive Snapchats to my friends. I also have no idea how to properly document and outfit of the day. Every time I try, it looks awkward. And if I'm even trying, it's probably because I'm pretty excited about whatever t-shirt I have on that day.
Lifestyle bloggers are fashionable.
This is playing off of the outfit of the day statement. Let me just be blunt and say it...I am NOT a fashionable person. Do I wish I was? Sure. But I'm not. I don't run around in sweatpants all day every day, but I am an advocate for sheer simplicity. I don't know how to match a scarf with a shirt. I don't know how to decide what shoes best compliment and outfit. I don't do statement necklaces, or chevron, or jeggings. I like casual. I like classic. I like simple. If you ever see a style post from me, it is because I was feeling HIGHLY adventurous.
Lifestyle bloggers go crazy over pumpkin-flavored everything.
Fall has barely stretched its legs, and I have already seen multiple pictures of pumpkin breads and the infamous pumpkin spice lattes. Let me just be negative Nancy here for a second...I HATE PUMPKIN. Has pumpkin always been this popular in the fall? Like am I just now getting old enough to realize it or something? Or maybe pumpkin flavored things are just reserved for the women of blogland to discuss and drool over. Either way, you will never catch me with anything pumpkin in my hand. I just don't like it. At all. Pumpkins are cute to look at and all, but I don't want to eat them.
Lifestyle bloggers are professional Twitterers. (I think I mean Tweeters.)
I don't understand the secret magic of Twitter. I know that it's supposed to be really beneficial to bloggers, and a fun way to communicate, but I am still just so confused! It took me approximately four years to reach 2,000 tweets. I never know what to talk about. I'm not so sure that anyone actually accesses my blog through my Twitter posts. I just flat out forget to utilize Twitter's services. I will swap an occasional word on Twitter with some of you guys, but for the most part it's still this giant unknown territory. I also lose at least one follower every day. I don't think that's a good thing, ha ha.
I have more, but I think that five is a good place to drop off for today. I plan to do a part two to this subject. How about y'all? What stereotypes do you defy when it comes to blogging? What stereotypes are you guilty of? I'm highly interested! ;)