Fitting the Mould

5.11.12

Image (edited by me) found on pinterest, originally from photoxyz.com
I tend to think that bloggers are, in many ways, a separate breed.  They have their own behaviour patterns, pack mentality and aesthetic in general.  Walking through town, I think that you can pick out anybody who: a) blogs, or b) reads blogs.  This will most likely be down to their disco pants/skater skirt, Peter Pan collar and ombre hair.  Which got me thinking, which of these blogger cliches do I embody?

1.  I own said skater skirt in a range of colours.
2.  I have hair that I'm waiting to magically grow to Rapunzel-type lengths which is
3. ...Ombre-d.
4.  I frequently take photos of food I'm about to eat and
5.  ...I instagram far too many of my pets.
6.  It takes me an extra 10 minutes to get ready in the morning because I'm checking up on Twitter, tumblr, Instagram and blog emails.
7.  When I'm putting my make up on, sometimes I hold palettes up with my hand covering the mirror as if I'm in a YouTube video.
8.  I go for walks with Ed and Dudley just as a way of roping him into taking photos in a different background for me.
9.  I own a DSLR which, if I'm honest, I don't know how to use to its full potential.
10.  I occasionally refer to items of clothing in real life as a 'piece' (e.g. "OMG, this is such a versatile piece...")
11.  There are too many candles in my house.  From where I'm sitting now I can see 11.  And there are more in this room that I can't see.
12.  Autumn is my favourite season.
 13.  There are far too many studded items in my wardrobe.
14.  Nandos and Wagamama are my guilty pleasures.
15.  I'm always baking. 
16.  The thought of owning only one coat and having to wear it with everything actually horrifies me.
17.  I watch Primark hauls just to see what's in stock at the moment.
18.  My computer is full of photos of myself.
19.  I have so much make up that I never actually hit pan on anything.
20.  I say the words "hit pan".

Which blogger cliches are you guilty of?

If you find yourself offended by this and are about to leave some hate, please note that this was a lighthearted take on fashion/beauty blogging as a whole.  I do all of the above, but love blogging and would change any of it for the world!

25 comments

  1. Oh no, I'm a chliche! I said 'hit pan' to my friend today and she totally didn't know what I meant haha! Then I realised no one in real life actually says it. One of the only things there not true about myself is Nandos, I have yet to try it but when I do try it, I will take a picture of it!
    Love this post :)
    xo

    www.jazzyleelbc.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh you must try it! I hated it until I discovered Perinaise. Amazing stuff! x

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  2. Love this post, I definitely find myself embodying a few blogger cliches but I'm pretty sure I would be the same even if I didn't blog! I've been taking pictures of food for years so it was quite reassuring when I started blogging to realise that I wasn't the only one...x

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    1. I remember having a conversation with you at an Aussie event about how weird people think we are when they find photos we've taken of ourselves on our cameras! x

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  3. This post made me smile, I definitely do a lot of those things too! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  4. Pahah actually laughed out loud reading this! xx

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    1. I'm glad people see the funny side, was worried I'd offend! x

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  5. Hahha this made me laugh too :)
    I am very guilty of many of the things above, especially calling clothes 'pieces' and saying 'hit pan' - I never thought I would be 'that' person... but I am hahah x

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    1. I actually like the saying "hit pan" though! x

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  6. Pahaha, this is going in my weekly web likes post. I'm such a cliche! XD

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  7. I love this post - so many clichés! I always try to spot potential bloggers and blog readers around uni but I'm never quite sure, even when I see someone who appears to fit the stereotype I just think naaa, they can't be the same as me can they? (: xx

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    1. I know, I tend to think bloggers are pretty rare in my area (i.e. that I'm the only one!) but when I have a good people-watch I spot loads of potentials! x

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  8. Hahaha love this post! I definitely fall under some of those clichés haha. xx

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  9. Brilliant! If anyone were to get offended they definitely have zilch sense of humour!

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    1. Well that's what I figured, but thought I'd put a disclaimer out there just in case! x

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  10. Hey hun, love this post and 'Breaking The Mould' too! As promised, here's the link to my post inspired by this one! http://catsgotculture.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/what-makes-you-blogger.html

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  11. i do far too many of these. i don't know how i wasted time before twitter and instagram. and i take photos of food although i tend not to do it around my "real" non blog friends as i just don't think they get it.

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    1. I think I have quite an addictive personality when it comes to wasting time online...before twitter and blogger it was myspace and facebook! x

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  12. hahahaha! this is brilliant. I live in disco pants and have ombré hair with too much make up to ever wear! holding a palette and covering the mirror to pretend you're on YouTube made me laugh.. can honestly say that's one I've never tried! but I do Instagram most of my meals and watch a hell of a lot of primark haul videos - oh good god what are we hahahaha xx

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  13. These are hilarious, and I'm especially proud to say that none of them apply to me xD
    The Undercover Dress-Up Lover x

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  14. haha good one, it's so sad but true...Where is the unique with big U? :) xx

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