(Yes this image is from Blake Lively’s snooty lifestyle blog. Ugh).
A lifestyle blog is best defined as a digital content representation of its author’s everyday life and interests. A lifestyle blogger creates content inspired and curated from their personal interests and daily activities.
I hate the term lifestyle blogger.
(Everyone: But Chrissey, you technically are one).
It makes me feel yucky inside.
I react to those two words, much like everyone else reacts to the word moist.
Yuck, do not want.
When I think of a lifestyle blogger, I think of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, or Blake Lively’s failed venture of a similar pretentious and boujie false perfection, Preserve. I think of the Cupcakes lady and her perfect life, and travelling the world at twenty three with an unlimited budget and a closet full of clothes that cost more than a used car. It just has such a weird connotation.
I think of this idealistic false-perfection and ridiculously false expectations, and most of all…I think of ingenuity. I think of a curated depiction of life, and I don’t think that the way you show your life should be curated or “perfected.” Because life isn’t perfect…it’s real, it’s raw, it’s spontaneous, ridiculous, flawed, unexpected…and that is what makes it so great.
And I think that’s why it’s so important for me to be honest, and I have promised each and every one of you that everything I present or write about will be genuine, real, and honest…even when it’s can be hard. And I’m not saying that every lifestyle blogger is disingenuous or fake, most definitely not–I would never, ever speak for someone else. But what I am trying to say is that I will always keep it real with all of you.
I’m definitely not perfect, and I think that’s what makes that term so awkward for it… it gives off the connotation that you give people a guide to life (a la Goop by GP), and that is definitely not what The Unabridged Sass is. The goal and point of The Unabridged Sass is to have this whole thing seem like a conversation between me and you, as if we were pals having brunch at Wishbone or something! It’s casual, fun, sassy, and well…real.
My roommate and I are hanging a painting on a light switch right now in our living room. I ate Halo Top and stuffed grape leaves last night for dinner…and I am one hundred percent not perfect. So, don’t call me a lifestyle blogger…call me your internet bestie.
Because yeah, I do share things that I am passionate about, I do write about my life and adventures…but if I’m your internet bestie it doesn’t seem like I’m trying to shove my weird lavendar water in your face, like Gwyneth and her limes, and Blake and her fruit preserves (LOL, see what I did there?).
The Unabridged Sass is NOT, pretentious, bossy, snobby or uppity.
Chrissey IS, though- sassy, snarky, spontaneous.
Anyways, thanks for stopping by and for reading. I appreciate each and every one of you, and I’m so grateful for all of you!!
If you had a snooty celebrity lifestyle blog, what would it be called? I would call mine Finesse, lol.
Finesse– the anti-lifestyle blog!
Have a great week!