30.11.12

Not the Typical Blogger

Photo Credit: Allison Magee

I've never considered myself typical. I never hope I do.

I do things that I don't fit the mold of. Like blogging.

Blogging seems to be the thing of young, Mormon moms, or 20-something year-olds that own their own small business. Maybe they're fashion bloggers, or they share recipes.

Well.... I'm not a mom, nor am I Mormon. I'm still a teenager (much to the surprise of some people). Up until about a year and a half ago, I had no fashion sense, and I sure as hell don't cook.

I started out as a book blogger, but now, I sadly don't read enough to write any book reviews, and I hate writing them even when I do read.

Am I photography blogger? Sure... But I'm an author blogger too.

I'm not a typical blogger.

I may not know what kind of blogger I am, but I'm lucky to be blessed to blog anyways.

4 Comments:

Angie Bailey said...

I'm 20something, but I'm not Mormon nor do I really fit any sort of mold in any form, in any area of my life. I blog about myself, and Jen, so right there that's "different" than most ladies who blog about their boyfriends/husbands. I'm open about lesbianism and transgenderism, Paganism, vampirism, my favorite hobbies, silly finds, etc.

That, however, is what blogging is truly all about. A part of YOU. It's not meant for you to fit in with everyone else, unless you happen to do so anyway.

I am SO GLAD you are not trying to bend to fit into blogging... I did when I first started, unconsciously, and I hated everything I posted. ;)

Nikkiana said...

I sometimes feel like this... Like, I don't fit into the niche of the blogging world that I seem to follow. I'm a divorced 28 year old living in New York City with my new boyfriend with a job I'm not particularly enthralled with and a head full of big dreams... and I'm only mildly crafty, hate cooking, and I'm religiously complex. I'm constantly afraid I'm going offend somebody's sensibilities.

Oh yeah, and I refuse to just pick one topic and stick to it because I refuse to admit that it's not 1998 anymore.

When I slow down to think about it though, I'm just being me. That's all. I don't need to be pigeonholed into some arbitrary category that somehow is supposed to make "marketing my brand" easier. Screw you, advertising guru... I'm not a brand, I'm a goddamned person! I happen to be a "personal blogger".

I dunno... that's just me. I don't have any particular aspirations of grandeur when it comes to blogging. I'm just here to meet interesting people and to talk about what's important in my life. I don't need to sell anybody anything. I don't need everybody to follow me.

Long story short, it's okay to be who you are and blog the stuff that interests you. Just keep at it and the people who are meant to will find it.

Wendy England said...

I want to thank you for this post Laura. It has inspired me to do my own personal blog. I have linked this post into it and also quoted Nikkiana and linked her blog. I hope you don't mind girls.

You can read my blog here http://wendyengland-thepinkteam.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/im-not-brand-im-person.html

Wendy XoXo

Ellen Faith said...

I hardly ever comment on here, but I've been following your blog back into the good green days of Inkpop and still love your stuff.

Up until a few weeks ago, I was a book blogger too. Except school got in the way and suddenly I found myself with the urge to write about stuff other than books. Don't get me wrong, I still love reading. And I'll still blog about reading and write reviews, but I don't want my blog to be just about books. I want it to be a reflection of me.

I have been obsessed with your blog for ages. And I feel like you've given inspiration to take my blog in this new direction and I just wanted to say thank you for not being the typical blogger (;D) and for being an inspiration to me :)

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