Well…. sometimes my mind is in a fog. However, tonight’s topic is BLOG!
As a reader, what do I look for in a blog? What kinds of blogs do I enjoy? And what kind of blogger am I? This is all very deep thinking for me so I may have to leave and get myself a cocktail.
On second thought I won’t get a cocktail. I would have to drive into Philly to get a nice shot of bourbon. Then I just realized I have a WW weigh-in tomorrow. The cocktail is too many wasted points. Another time!
It’s funny. I do subscribe to a great many blogs. And I read many of them when I’m not working or writing or running errands. And the blogs that I always return to are the ones that have a great story.
I love a good story. I love great editorial. I love reading about people who have allowed me to enter into their lives the way a good friend would. I love reading about the ups and the downs. I love reading about the good times and the fun.
I love a blog that makes me happy and doesn’t take itself too seriously. I love a blog with a sense of humor.
If I’m reading a blog about cosmetics, I want to read an in-depth review about the product. Tell me why you like the product. Tell me why you don’t like the product. Don’t praise something because you received it for free. Be honest.
Does the product work? Please let me know–and give me an honest look!
Oh. I like honesty and transparency in a blog as well. I’m not a “smoke and mirrors” woman—get rid of the photoshop. When I read your blog, and see your photos, I want to see the real author. I don’t want to see where legs and arms have been slimmed by a computer. I want to see wrinkles and flaws.
I like the real…and when I write my posts I always try to…
Keep it honest. And transparent. And real.
If I write about a tweezer, I’ll tell you why I use the tweezer. And it isn’t for my eyebrows. It’s to rid my chin of the hair that is growing at the bottom end of my face instead of the top of my head!
Might I add, this Tweezerman tweezer is not the greatest one in my collection! It’s hard to grab onto those unsightly lady whiskers!
I have flaws. And I try to write about them in a fun way. Nobody is perfect. I’m bald as a cue ball on the back of my head.
Have you seen the back of my head? It pretty much looks like this cue ball!
It makes me feel good to write about my hair loss because I’m not alone. I like to bring topics like female baldness out in the open. Hey—baldness isn’t just for men. Baldness believes in equality!
By the way, the pics were taken this past Sunday. I have no makeup on because I was too lazy. But–to the top left is my bio hair after washing and a roller set. Top right. Oops! Where did all my hair go? It went to my chin! Bottom left. After a sprinkle of hair fibers. Bottom middle, and bottom right. Wearing a topper in each pic. Hey. Never a bad hair day with fake hair. You’re welcome!
The fashion industry ignores older women. Someone’s gotta write about Shit Old Ladies Do and wear! And we wear clothing very well. When I write about what I wear, I really have fun with it.
I was getting my best Bardot look on for what turned out to be my most-read post: Shit Old Ladies Do I had more fun writing that post!
And speaking of clothing, I’m not wealthy. That means I purchase my clothing, shoes, bags within a budget. I think that’s important because there are so many blogs I read where the price point of the clothes is just way out of reach for most women. Don’t get me wrong. I have a couple of pricey Longchamp leather bags–but for the most part I’m on a middle-class budget!
We all know about my love-affair with J. Crew Clothing–But there are times when even I think their styling AND pricing is too much. Atypical60 Looks at The J. Crew Style Guide was another fun post.
A year later and still in J. Crew, but at sale pricing!
I’ll write about travel, but in a very different way. A very different way. It’s usually about the misadventures that I experience with my Frenchman.
This is how WE travel in Paris. We hang out in cemetaries taking photos of tombstones that give us a smile!
Many women go to Paris to buy designer bags, shoes and clothing. I run to my favorite discount pharmacie–CityPharma and load up on the beauty goods!
Life is good great! And at times, things happen to make us sad or bring us down a bit. Sometimes my posts will reflect those trying times. But mostly, the posts I write are upbeat and positive.
My little blog is very important to me. I started when I lost my job. It was a devastating time for me but writing about my life in little bits and pieces made me realize just how lucky I was to have the support of Bonaparte and my kids!
Me and the kids. Oona, Jake, and Roman–they are my jewels..
And Bonaparte is my rock–and presently the keeper of my credit cards! (There’s a reason for that)
I can’t leave Chippy out of this. He’s the king–and the one who ate three of my beauty blending sponges–and about seventeen rolls of toilet paper…and…
And little by little, I found my niche and my humor came back and I found that my blog was my baby.
My blog isn’t about numbers. It’s about trying to put a smile on a reader’s face. Sometimes people get annoyed with me—and that’s ok. We are a great group of women here at Atypical60 and we agree and disagree really well! We play nice!
Here’s a big hug and thank you to everyone who enjoys reading this little blog. You keep me going. You make me happy. You make me want to write. And you always manage to help me bring my sense of humor back after I’ve lost it!
The spectacular Bette Midler with “Friends”–we all need ’em!! And I’ve made some great ones through blogging! I never get tired of watching her because she always looks like she’s having a great, great time!