Thursday, 15 January 2015

Ranty pants

I am SO glad the new year is here and some of my most favourite bloggers have been inspired to get back into sharing their plans, thoughts and goals.

This is the reason why I started blogging, as a way of sorting through my thoughts and to keep me mindful about healthy eating and exercise. Those are the kind of blogs I love to read and find inspiring. I've been lucky enough to follow some people for years and keeping up with their lives means a lot to me and I love reading about what's going on. To get that kind of peek into someone's life is a privilege and I often think about these ladies when I'm going about my day-to-day.

What I don't love is opening up my blog reader and seeing post after post which quite frankly, bore me to tears. For example...
  • What's in my handbag
  • Make-up reviews
  • Holiday posts
  • Weekend away/places to visit posts
  • Product reviews
  • How to...
Boring with a capital B. It used to be you couldn't move for blogs that were about actual people's feelings and insights in their lives. Now it's all tutorials and consumerism. I'm a 34 year old woman, who could not care less about what is in your chuffing handbag. Does anyone? At ALL?

And paid for product reviews? Okay, do it once or twice with something relevant to your blog, but not once a week. If I wanted to read an advertorial I would buy a magazine.

It's my own fault though, I'm following these blogs. I think it's time for a refresh. If there are any good blogs out there that you reckon I should take a swatch at, please do let me know.


  1. I'm with you on this one, if I want reviews I'll go looking for them :) As for blogs to follow, if you find any good ones let me know, I need some new ones too! xx

  2. Good rant hon. I must say my blog roll is getting smaller and smaller and I feel your pain. Several of my faves have just slipped away and I mourn their disappearance. I'm glad you're still around and doing so well. When I think back, well, it is a bit of a fairy tale isn't it??

    Lesley xx


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