Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fitting in, standing out… or somewhere in-between?

I am having a bit of a struggle to find my blogging identity. Most of the blogs I follow seem to bridge the gap between lifestyle and fashion. I really love fashion! But alas, I am not a fashion blogger. Mostly because I am an outfit repeater, and when would I take pictures? I race out the door everyday… while desperately in need of caffeine.

I guess I am sort of a lifestyle blogger. Most of my posts aren’t necessarily about my lifestyle, but more about random life events or what I am thinking about when I sit with my computer. I wonder if it is hurting me that I don’t really fit in. Should I try and fit in the blogger box? How does everyone find time to put together new outfits, decorate, take beautiful pictures, try tons of new recipes etc.? I just live and attempt to function. Then I write about it. I think I just described a lifestyle blog... I guess this is a lifestyle blog! Haha!

I am also trying to find my blog identity without becoming too self-centered. But really, isn’t a blog the most self-centered thing of all? Writing about yourself and assuming someone will find you interesting enough to read it?

Anyway, that is just my random thought today. I am trying to focus on the bigger picture in things. I need to remember why I started blogging in the first place and keep that at the forefront of my mind. Who cares what other people think? I find that blogging is a blast! And I want to keep doing it.

Does it really matter what people might say behind my back? No. Because it is behind my back! I won’t even know about it. Isn’t that the beauty of life? Plus, I have plenty of people who will say whatever they think to my face.

In a social experiment, I asked a few of my closest friends to send me a picture that they think describes me… this is what was presented:

I need to stop worrying so much about having a blog niche and start worrying about why these photos describe me!


  1. yes stop worrying! I don't really spend that much time on my blog but its ok because I like it the way it is! Just have fun with it! You are doing a great job and I love it just the way it is!

  2. Nice social experiment. That's actually a pretty interesting idea. Do more of them!!!

  3. Laura, I am so glad you have a blog, reading about your life usually makes me laugh, and think to myself "that is so me!"
    glad to know I am not alone.
    As a "fashion" blogger I have a hard time worrying that people think I am self-centered, but really I am just proud of myself for not throwing on sweats everyday! ha. Let the haters hate

    I am awarding you a "Liebster Blog Award" tomorrow on my blog. It is a blog love/sharing award, so I hope you will participate and pass it along :)

  4. Haha I love this. One thing I love about your blog is that you're really good at letting your personality come through your writing.


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