5 reasons why I am not a stereotypical blogger

I sometimes wonder why a lot of the "larger" bloggers all seem to have the same sort of life. This kind of makes me question how real they actually are. Do they have a cleaner? Do they ever just blog in their pjs whilst sat watching TV with a cup of tea? Do they rent out fake houses to take all of their blogging pictures in? Or are they just genuinely neat, tidy and have an awesome life? Anyway, I definitely don't fit into that sort of category and I'm wondering if anybody else doesn't too! Here is a few reasons why I do not. 

1. I don't live in a swanky apartment. Or a stylish mansion. In fact I live in a terraced house with my dad, which over the years has turned into a house full of crap. My dad has hoarded so much over the years and trying to get rid of it all now doesn't seem very fun. 

2. My room is not white. My room is pink and BROWN. These were great colours when I was 13 and thought that it would look cool, however now I regret this decision because my room looks constantly dark. The ceiling lights in my room do not work so I have to use a small lamp as my only source of light in the night time. Definitely not good for blog photography. 

3. I don't have an office. Nor a desk! I would bloody love to but I tend to blog the old fashioned (or is it new fashioned?) way. Feet up, living room, cup of tea, couch and blog with my laptop on my knees. We have a desk but it's brown and I don't like it so I refuse to work at it. Not having a nice room nor house has made me determined to have a beautiful house when I move out so at least I learnt something. 

4. I can't afford a Jo Malone candle. £40 for a candle is a little extortionate. When I can afford to spend £40 on a candle I will definitely have to get some but for now, as a 17 year old with no job (currently, watch this space) my blog images are going to have to do without a pretty, swanky Jo Malone candle in the background. Hint to boyfriend: I would love one of these candles, in particular the Blackberry & Bay one. Thanks!

5. I can't look after flowers. I always see that bloggers tend to have lots of fresh flowers in their home. This just doesn't work for me! Ellis bought me some flowers and they died because 1) I don't even own a vase so I just used a very large beer glass and 2) I forget I have them and I have a very busy lifestyle (watching Youtube all day) so me and flowers just aren't a brilliant combination. 

Lots of Love
Jen xo


  1. Hi Jen, I loved this post! I agree with you I hate stereotypical bloggers, I don't own over priced candles, have a constant supply of peonies and always drinking lattes in the morning :)

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

  2. Totally with you on not having a white room! I do love other peoples posts that are set within such a bright and refreshingly white coloured room, but I don't really find it homely enough for my own bedroom so I'm still rocking the purple and mink walls!

  3. Totally agree with you :)

    Andera | www.universulanderei.ro

  4. Haha I love this post, it really made my day. I fit into neither of those categories too! I wish I had lots of Jo Malone candles though, they smell gorgeous. And fake flowers are the way forward!


  5. This is such a cute post, I had a little giggle! I think the fact I don't have pastel hair has to be a big one :') <3
    Love Lucinda xx

  6. this is a neat idea for a post. i'm not sure there is a 'stereotypical' blogger but i know what you mean about the certain type of bloggers that are out there.

    as with anything, most things put out for public consumption are the best of our lives. we probably wont' see them washing laundry but i know they have to do it. and some are at different life stages. when i was 18 i couldn't afford antyhign fancy but now that i'm an 'adult' at the age of 26 i know that i can. (not that i'm going to go out and by nice candles...'cause those are hella expensive ok")

    lol it is hard not to compare ourselves against other people though :)
    A Beautiful Zen