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I've never fit in.
Since high school, into the world of work and now even online.
Here is a list of things or reasons that make me a blogger outcast.
I have never been and will never go to a meet up.
In general I don't like meeting up with people anyway - let alone lots of strangers! I strongly dislike large groups and feel awkward having to try and impress (in a way) anyone. I'd much rather stay at home, in my jogging bottoms, behind my computer screen.
That being said I really would love to have a friend or two who I could share my blogging talks with or even meet up, share interests or collaborate with...I think some of my real life friends don't really get my passion towards this little corner of the internet haha.
|I prefer my own company...:/|
I don't understand the concept of 'blog hops' and giveaways for the purpose of gaining followers.
I think that a following should come from people genuine enjoying your writing and through word of mouth rather than people only following because they have to. In the past I've had alot of people follow and then a few days later unfollow when I haven't returned the gesture, that's really uncool and so awkwardly in your face I don't know how they can so shamelessly seek popularity.
I don't like tea!
Nope. Or coffee. I feel like I'm the only one who doesn't have the customary statement in my 'about me' about how much I like either of the hot drinks oh, and cats. (Nor do I use the word penchant! )
I am actually a photographer.
A vast percentage of blogs I have read, in the list including tea and cats, the word 'photographer' is present. Now if you don't or have never earned money or had work published you aren't reallly a photographer. You may be interested and really good at photography but if that was the case 63% (I don't know, it's the first number that came to my head) of the world would be photographers.
I know this will make me super unpopular (wow, that'll make a change...not!) and I have been argued with before for stating so but owning a DSLR means nothing. You do not need a fancy DSLR just for blog photos.
I am/used to be a portrait and wedding photographer. I have photographed children, families, animals, events and wedding days, both for myself and under another studios name. I still do take on work occasionally but don't actively seek jobs after the death of my car causing getting around a problem at present.
I have no real blogger friends.
Enough said. That's that. Although when trying to join in I usually end up worse off than I started...
Pastel colours, floral patterns and 'vintage'ness are unappealing to me.
Every other blog I visit fits a theme, or the blogger stereotype for design I think. I feel that my blog is rather different to the standard and there is another point in which I don't fit in.
People fill their rooms with white on white everything and I fill mine with real antique dark wood and rich coloured fabrics. Is white really practical afterall?
Lastly, I don't like Make Up or Fashion.
Well it's not so much that I don't like make up as I take a big interest in the brands (cruelty free if course) and ways in which I wear my make up. However I just feel that how I choose to make my face look better or the products I like, isn't really interesting enough to merit a blog dedicated to it. There are so many others out there after all. As for fashion you know my wardrobe is full of Disney shirts and jogging bottoms.
I know there are many blogs that don't include such posts, but I just wish there were more and that they were more recognized than they are. It's seems as though alot of 'Lifestyle' blogs are now incorporating more and more fashion and beauty, leaving us boring old true lifestyle blogs a minority.
So yeah, there it is. Why I don't belong in this whole blogosphere! It's probably rather all over the place because right now it's 1.08am and I'm busy flicking between YouTube videos and writing. That plus the fact that I'm tired and I don't really want to go back through and proof read this ever means that I look like an illiterate, repetitive fool - probably. Oh well! :)