Why Tumblr is (killing/a starting platform for those who do not yet have) Personal Style
Very rarely will I rant/share about an article on this blog. This is one of those rare moments.
Today I want to share a great article about how tumblr kills personal style. If you haven’t read it yet, and you’re bored, read it here. Great read.
And though as much as I agreed with most of the post, I don’t think
anyone, even if it’s an esteemed writer or a great critic, should stop
you from wearing what you want. True, if you or someone you know is
dressing a style because they see it on the internet, it may lose its
content or lack originality, but that’s your/his/her/its decision. I
always agree with the idea of originality, and creativity, but if you
lack ideas when it comes to fashion/personal style and strive to imitate
a certain style and you feel comfortable wearing it, then by all means,
do it. Even if you saw it on tumblr, and even if you didn’t think of
wearing it in the first place.
If you can be original, do it, always strive to be original, but
there is nothing wrong with the way tumblr encompasses style. It is a
great platform to inform others what is aesthetically pleasing to most.
If all that you want is to apply to the masses, then……your mother
probably didn’t give you adequate attention, no jk. If that’s your
thing, do it.
As far as blogging goes, if you have no original content and you want
to blog for the sake of being “famous”, that’s a different story. If
you personally blog for the enjoyment of blogging then, keep doing what
you do, even if all you’re doing is rearranging all the things that
tumblr vomits. Just don’t get butthurt if your blog doesn’t do well
because you have no original content.
To sum things up, if you’re a blogger or a designer, or anyone else
who is more fashionably inclined, do your thing, but don’t be so
elitist. Obviously anyone who doesn’t know much about anything is likely
to look to a platform where they can find more information about their
interests. Every beginner will imitate at the start. A dancer seeking to
dance will take a class. An artist seeking to create will start with
sketches. If you’re an aspiring….stylish person?…and you don’t know much
about style/fashion and you want to, you’ll start with imitations
instead of personal style. That’s okay. The blogs you read and the
tumblrs you follow DOES represent your tastes and interests, so take
what you see and grow, but never, never stay in the same place. Always
grow, take the outfits you see, imitate if you must, but let it inspire
you to create. So if you don’t skate and you enjoy the aesthetic of a
skater, by all means, dress like a skater, but if you can, try to give
it your own flair, we all have to start somewhere. Who cares if someone calls you a poser, stay
confident in what you wear, confidence is style.