A funny thing happened recently.
I realized that I am kind of over reading blogs.
But that's not entirely true. I love reading blogs that reveal the innermost workings of a person's soul. I love reading about people's lives.
But I keep running into people who have the same voice (not anyone who actually reads my blog, I'm sure). They like the same things, post the same recurring series on whatever new things are awesome right now, use the same film (and cameras), read the same books, listen to the same music.
And not only that, they are all incredibly sweet, loving, non-trash talking people.
What's up with that? Doesn't anyone talk shit anymore? Is everyone nice all the time? Doesn't anyone have an actual opinion, other than "This photo is sooooo beautiful" or "I love Anthropologie!"?
I just don't get it. It's like there's a bunch of clones out there blogging, all taking pictures of their feet or leaves or food, constantly name-dropping and linking to each other, saying, "I love the look of a beige interior, don't you?" or "come check out my Etsy shop full of vintage items!" or "I found this through this blog; check her out, she is so darling!".
Don't get me wrong, I like taking pictures of my feet and leaves and even food sometimes, and I love Etsy and some vintage stuff. (I'm not a big fan of beige, though, and I don't say "darling.") And I love beautiful things as much as the next person. But I feel like I'm in junior high again, staring at the popular kids' table in the cafeteria, realizing that they are all wearing the same clothes and have the same hairstyles.
I have to wonder what these people are like in real life and whether they've sort of molded their personalities into something that will resonate with all the cool kids in the blogosphere. Maybe each and every person really is the sweetest person on the planet, but it seems to me that I'm only getting part of the story (and that feels like the part with the least amount of depth).
What do you think? Do you consciously shape your blog personality? Do you feel that your blog is an accurate representation of who you are?
I'd be curious to hear from others about this.