Good morning/evening/whenever the hell this goes up. I’m writing this in the bath, on a Tuesday morning, jotting notes in a new notebook that I seriously hope I don’t now drop in the water. It almost seems more risky than holding my phone. I wonder how many phones have been casualties of trying to take a cute bath snap and slipping because your bath bomb made the bottom all slidey?
I’m aiming to spend less time aimlessly scrolling (at what point will everything stop being related to New Years Resolutions I wonder?) hence the jotting not typing. A blank page somehow seems less intimidating than a blank screen.
You see, I have pages and pages of topics I’d like to write about, and a bunch of outfits and other things I’d like to share, but I’m not entirely sure how to go about presenting them in a manner that actually makes sense.
Fashion posts, for example. Does anybody even read those anymore? I sure as hell know that ‘I paired this top with this skirt for X Y and Z reason’ doesn’t really hold my interest (nor catch my attention) much nowadays. Gone are the days when blogging was that easy! Oversaturation did it I think. There’s A LOT of bloggers out there doing the same thing. Basically, I started typing a post to go with these photos about 3 times yesterday, and each time thought ‘nah that’s boring’, even though I really like the outfit. It feels very me, and I like that. However, unless you’re informing people of where to buy clothes or how to style items, there’s only so much to say. I’ve written an ode to these boots more than enough times already, anyway!
If I’m clicking on fewer and fewer fashion posts, then I’m fairly sure others are too. Back when I started blogging I read them religiously, but my viewing tastes have evidently shifted quite a bit since then. Love me a juicy ‘life’ topic to nosy at now. Wishlists and the like just don’t really do it for me.
I’ve written before about how there are things I feel I’m just not allowed to say, and tbh the feeling sometimes extends into blogging. I have my opinions, some of them quite strong, but don’t want to alienate or offend people. I don’t have quite the balls to say I *completely* don’t care what people think, because at the end of the day we all do. So for now, I’m working on expressing these million and one ideas in a blog suitable manner, because I’d rather slowly figure it out than waffle about products I’m not really fussed about anyway.
There has actually been a rise lately in bloggers covering more touchy/personal/important topics, and I think that’s bloody brilliant. Gals are doing a cracking job of proving that bloggers aren’t by default narcissistic posers with nothing between their ears, but actually have something meaningful to say (and let’s face it, are 100% replacing magazines on the ‘juicy topic’ front).
And ironically on that note, I’ll conclude this meaningless post because my bathwater’s gone cold and I’m not about that life.
P.S. Still have to tell you where my clothes are from at least don’t I? My skirt’s from River Island and is one of those wonderful items that fits large so you can size down (this size 8 isn’t tight on me and I’m usually a 10 – it’s a long time since my arse has been a size 8 haha). Boots are my beloved Marks & Spencer and are sold out (again) but I’d keep your eyes peeled if you fancy a pair, my shirt’s a Forever21 one that goes with everything, and I can’t for the life of me remember where the choker’s from so sorry about that.
P.P.S On the off chance that there’s something specific you’d like to see on Joli House (which has a new header if you hadn’t noticed – I much prefer it!) then slide into my DMs/comments/emails and let me know. I’ve had a few questions about fitness and photography related posts already, but am open to suggestions!
lily kate x