Blogging is my favourite hobby. I love writing my blog and I love reading others, mostly because I have always thought of them as such a personal thing.
Today, however, when catching up with some of my favourite twenty-something bloggers, I started to wonder… are we all the same? Are some of the things that make me ‘me’ actually clichéd and standard in the blogging world? Here are my suspicions. Please bear in mind that these all relate to me and I am in no way teasing; the people mentioned here are some that I look up to and admire the work of.
1. Bloggers love cats.
My cat Poonam is the love of my life and all of my family would tell you that I am genuinely obsessed with her. In fact, I don’t even call her Poonam most of the time; she is better known as ‘the baby’ (feel free to unsubscribe). When I’m at Uni my mom sends me photos of her every day, and when I am at home she doesn’t leave my side.
Star blogger example: Temporary:Secretary and her partner in crime, the gorgeous Oscar.
2. Bloggers wear too many rings.
I don’t know why but we all seem to do it. One ring? You’re joking aren’t you? If there aren’t four or five all thrown on together then your outfit just ain’t up to blog-scratch.
Star blogger example: Llymlrs.
3. Bloggers are partial to macaroons/cupcakes.
Considering the fact that my sister makes amazing cakes and is a dab-hand at sugar craft, I thought this was just me. It’s not unusual for her to call round with a fresh batch because she’s trying a new icing or cake mix and needs us all to sample them for her (I know – it’s a hard life). But no. Apparently lots of bloggers love cupcakes, especially artfully decorated ones. My suspicion is that we were all way more influenced by that Sex and the City scene where Carrie and Miranda tuck in than we had ever previously realised. That, and that they’re delicious.
Star blogger example: Flying Saucer
4. Bloggers adore tweeting.
Sometimes, especially when you’re studying English Literature and read all the time anyway, you can’t always find the time to read your favourite blogs in full. When this occurs, it’s easier to keep up with your fave girls on Twitter. Whether they’re hashtagging the events that they’re at or summarising thoughts on the latest beauty/fashion press releases, you don’t always need to read the blog in full to hear exactly what’s going on. It’s very handy, although we all seem to love divulging useless snippets such as food and aforementioned cats on top of this.
Star blogger example: CowBiscuits
5. Bloggers are always doing their nails.
From something simple like a coat of Barry M Nail Effects to an elaborate leopard print concoction, bloggers are always pampering their nails. Nail art to a blogger is just as much a part of the outfit as any other garment.
Star blogger example: My all time favourite blogger, Gem Fatale
All in all, what I’m getting at with these observations is that bloggers are a tribe. They set trends and are brands of their own and it is fascinating that a network of so many like-minded young girls has emerged within the last few years. Think about your favourite bloggers… do they fit this mould? Are bloggers the new celebrities? I’m not sure how or why this particular breed of girl has become more and more popular but one thing is for sure – she’s certainly fun to read up on.
*All of the images used in this post are taken from each blog accordingly.