A Different Take on Lifestyle Blogging
I LOVE reading lifestyle blogs. I love finding outfit inspiration, seeing different skin care routines, trying different recipes, reading about people's beautiful travels, and seeing their homes.
However, I have always felt kind of conflicted when seeing these blogs. I try to approach everything that I do with the mindset of love; loving Jesus, and loving people. As a follower of Jesus, I am not called to a life of comfort, and self indulgence, but a life of sacrificial love, of humility, and a life of selflessness. And no, I am no where near good at doing this, but I am trying.
The problem with a lot of lifestyle blogs is that they promote and celebrate a consumerist and materialistic culture. I constantly find myself living in the tension of wanting new nice things, but morally having major issues with the way that we, in the western world, use and consume material objects.
So, here comes the obvious questions: If you have such issues with a consumerism lifestyle, why did you start a lifestyle blog? Most lifestyle blogs are full of outfit ideas, make up reviews, home decor ideas, and trips and travels. And whenever I read these blogs I want to spend have more than I need. So now, I am trying to break the cycle, or at least give people an alternative.
So here is my different take on my lifestyle blog: everything I post comes through the filter of loving Jesus and loving people. I ask myself, will this help people love Jesus more? Will this inspire others to love people more sacrificially? Or, does this promote a mindset that puts more importance on having things than loving people.