I have been noticing more and more bloggers lately that post about some really personal opinions on certain matters. Things like breast feeding and politics. Things that as far as I'm concerned are not that fun to discuss. However... we want to be ourselves on our blogs. We want to attempt to stay true to who we are. Whether its a persona we created for your site, or if its the person you really are in real life, staying true themselves is a big thing for bloggers.
There are tons of different kinds of blogs. Fashion, lifestyle, interior design, food, personal, baby, mommy. The list goes on and on and on. So if I start a fashion blog and one day decide to interrupt my pretty dresses post with a post on American eating habits and how gross they are, what are you going to think? "Cool this chick has real thoughts". Or "mind your own business fashionista". Chances are, your reaction will be based on whether or not the blogger offended you in their opinionated post.
With that said. I don't really stir the pot here on TTS. Trust me, I've got plenty of opinions, and I air lots of them here when they feel applicable but most of the time if I don't like something, or disagree with something, I won't take to my blog to discuss it.
So I started to think. Why does it make me uncomfortable to see bloggers take to their blog to discuss not so pleasant topics? Well, I think its because 80% of my life is not all pretty rooms, exciting projects, playing with puppies and jetsetting with my bf. Most of it is invoicing, billing, fighting for deliveries, saving pennies to take a vacation and all those not so glamorous things that we ALL have behind our doors.
I know this is quite the random stream of consciousness but it really is silly for me to click away in disgust from some of these more opinionated posts. I am being ridiculous by avoiding the not-so-sparkly things in life.
So let me ask you the question I posed to myself. We all know you're here for the pretty (or at the very least, you're here to see me make fun of the not so pretty). So what do you think when bloggers take to their sites to get on their soap box about personal issues. Yay or nay?
**Disclaimer: YES... this post is exactly what I am complaining about. A personal, not so pretty issue, being discussed on a blog. But I'm just so darn curious.
Oh and PS, I even thought about adding some pictures to this post. See?? The non-pretty makes me cringe here. What is it?