I have an issue with some bloggers. (None of you of course). Specifically, people who portray themselves as perfect, people who don’t let any of their personal flaws onto their blogs. Seriously, come on people – nobody’s perfect! Isn’t the whole allure of blogging to connect with people and what better way to connect than through our inadequacies?
I notice these people tend to have theme blogs; for example: cooking or designing. There are a couple cooking blogs that I read and enjoy, but for the most part after reading a typical cooking blog I just leave feeling fat and like a failure simply because I don’t always use organic ingredients or because I didn’t get up an hour early to make myself an extra healthy and filling breakfast. Of course, I don’t read these blogs because I’m not masochistic, but the point I’m trying to make here is there’s room out there for more down to earth cooking blogs.
Soooo, what I’m trying to get at here is I should start a cooking blog. It would be in the format of a cooking show and it would be a half hour of me running around the kitchen digging through drawers cursing because I can’t find the right pan, drinking wine straight out of the bottle, and yelling at nobody in particular because I forgot to turn the oven on after I put the potatoes in. Go ahead. Try and tell me this isn’t the best idea you’ve ever heard. YOU CAN’T!
People would watch and think to themselves, “Man, if this girl can get dinner on the table I could probably cook a five course gourmet feast!” And they would be right. It would boost everybody’s self esteem.
Designing blogs also tend to grind my gears because they act like it all came together so easily and I haven’t seen that many that offer solutions for small rooms and or any that have good ideas for people who aren’t rolling in the dough. Of course, there are some good ones out there, but as I said before there’s room for more practical ones. I mean, really, shouldn’t the practical blogs outnumber the “Look how great I am and you will never be as cool as me” blogs?
So. I should also start a designing blog. I think the format would be pictures of different rooms with mismatched furniture and clutter everywhere and I would write rambling discussions about how I can’t decide what to do with the room resulting in absolutely nothing getting done. People would just shake their heads and say, “well, at least I am not as much as a mess as that girl.” Once again, raising people’s self esteem. The blog’s tagline could be, “Feeling bad about yourself? Grab yourself a drink and kick back because you’ve come to the right place.” It’s a bit long for a tagline, but you get the idea.