Once your eyes open to the realities of fast fashion and shopping culture, you notice all the different ways we engage with it. Example: the lifestyle blog. Your standard blog (scroll through bloglovin’ for specifics) features posts on fashion, beauty, DIY, cooking, and more. Posts include recipes, DIY tutorials, travel guides, personal style, roundups, and tips. Naturally, these all have a huge influence on the blog reader. It’s empowering to think that successful bloggers have such power in their voices.
These are all opportunities to share personal insights with your readers—including lots of great advice—and potentially, unfortunately, to promote and perpetuate a damaging status quo. If you want to be mindful, it’s overwhelming—how does this promote a positive lifestyle? Lately I’ve begun thinking of all the ways lifestyle blogging can contribute to a paradigm shift in consumer culture. This seems a bit dense, but basically what I mean is—how can MY blog and YOUR blog be more mindful, positive, and overall properly aligned with our values… without losing its allure? I have a few ideas.