Tuesday, June 29, 2010

inspiration or inadequacy?

I came across this article on design sponge today: The New Decornographers: Bloggers With Perfect, Beautiful, Craftsy Lives

Summary: all these crafty, idealistic blogs in the world make people feel bad about their less than idealistic lives. Incredibly interesting.

Do you guys actually want to hear about failures and mess-ups? or would you rather just look at pretty pictures and think up new projects to tackle?

19 comments:

lyndsey | paper girl said...

i start to feel overloaded sometimes after reading a bunch of blogs, like i need to be WAY more crafty and creative to be cool enough :) i do love all the ideas and inspiration out there, but i definitely need to remind myself not to compare. the double-edged sword of blogging :)

Naomi said...

Oh this is like therapy! I have contemplated this on so many occasions. I always remind myself (to keep from falling into utter despair) that probably all these "perfect" women feel the same way as I do at times (don't they? please??). It's quite the exhale to read my own thoughts uttered by some of the very people who "make me" feel bad about myself.

Here's my take: I could read the same article on two different days and have completely different reactions. One day I might walk away feeling so inspired that I pick up a new project (or hopefully go finish one I've already started and abandoned – not as likely). On a different afternoon I will sink into a spiral of self-hate, and probably masochistically click from article to article finding new ways that I should be more productive/creative/steadfast/talented/fresh/ingenious...

That tells me that it's my mood, not anything inherent in either me or the rest of the world, and maybe it's a good time to take the dog for a walk and forget the blogosphere ever existed. Because dogs and walks and sunshine and grass all came long before design*sponge and poppytalk and styleswoon and brooklyn bride (god love em), and will be around much longer too.

黃怡 said...

很棒的分享~留言支持!.................................................................                           

啟均 said...

人生是故事的創造與遺忘。............................................................

陳韋夏陳韋夏益東富益東富 said...

人生是故事的創造與遺忘。............................................................

婉婷 said...

來看你了~心在、愛在、牽掛在,幸福才會繁衍不息^^..................................................

dawsonfelicia張君dawsonfelicia均 said...

很喜歡看看別人的生活故事,謝謝您的分享哦~~............................................................

賢林賢林 said...

來給你加油打氣!!............................................................

黃威宇 said...

THX FOR SHARE!!!感激呀!............................................................

周旭威 said...

今天心情很好..你心情好嗎?..................................................................

515152 said...

你不能左右天氣,但你可以改變心情.................................................................

易建佑青 said...

Make hay while the sun shines...................................................

彤彤 said...

Everyone fastens where there is gain.............................................................

凱許倫 said...

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Oatmeal and Cinnamon said...

I've been ignoring you all too long…

Now that I've had a month to think on this article. Here's what I say. Do anything and everything that makes you happy. And if it doesn't, don't do it.

In general, I think it's a good philosophy. But, there are times when it doesn't apply. Like, uhm, paying bills. But, when it comes to trivial things like reading blogs. It works.

淑君韓淑君韓淑君韓 said...

超棒的,給予最大支持。(* ̄△ ̄*)..................................................................

佳張張張張燕張張張張張 said...

人不能像動物一樣活著,而應該追求知識和美德................. ................................................

黃英吳思潔吳思潔邦 said...

很棒的分享~祝福你............................................................

冠州 said...

如果你批評他人。你就沒有時間付出愛......................................................................