Finding your tribe is tough whatever stage you are in life. Remember the school cliques in the play ground? The cool ones, the sporty ones, the pretty ones, the clever ones… the list goes on and I feel it doesn’t matter what age you are or what stage in life you are at – it may in be in work or even in your child’s school playground, you are always looking for your gang, your people.
I have been reading blogs for years now, long before I started my own. In fact it’s since I have started Memeandharri that I have become aware of how many blogs are actually out there and I am beginning to notice that many fall into a catagory. Now I wont mention any blog names but, in my opinion, blogs I have discovered fit into the below categories:
The blogs that looks effortlessy cool and the blogger looks trendy in clothes that I could never get away with, their photography looks cutting edge. They write about gigs, books, fashion. I tend to read them in hope that a bit of their coolness will rub off on me (it doesn’t)
These are the blogs who know what they are doing, they are knowledgable with all the correct plugins, successful social media accounts, they run a couple of linkys every month and they are at the top of their game. I envy these bloggers, they are so organised and so determined I find it really inspiring. They no doubt work early in the morning and late at night and are extremely dedicated. These don’t necessary have to be people who have been blogging for years, there are actually some new bloggers that I would put into this category.
These are the bloggers who look like their homes (and lifes) have come right out of catalogue spread. Their Instagram feeds are just perfect, full of pictures of cups of tea, flowers and their beautiful homes. Everything looks so lovely and I swoon every time I read their posts.
Most blogs tend to be welcoming and friendly but these ones are special. Their writing has the ability to make you feel like you know them, you actually feel like they are your best friends. Sometimes you even want to call them for a gab but obviously can’t. Their words often are dripping in love and emotion that they can often bring a tear to your eye.
We all know these bloggers – these are the ones that make you howl laughing. Their honest tales of parenting and life is hilarious and always manages to brighten my day.
The new kids in the class. They are a bit shy trying to find out where they belong and who they connect with. This is me, I have no idea what tribe I belong to and I just shuffle around the other tribes trying to find out where I fit in.
I think most people no matter how old they are or how confident they are want to find their people, the ones they have stuff in common with, the ones who they feel most comfortable with – a little part of us all want to belong somewhere.
Everyone has a preference, I read a collection of blogs from each tribe and I have a favourite in every one. Also a lot of blogs fit into more than one category.