7 tips for guaranteed blog success!

It’s been a while since I’ve updated. I’ve been busy, busy reading other blogs. Oh, and raising a family. But back to those blogs…

I love blogs (let me clarify: style, decor, and/0r mom blogs). At any given time I am following at least 50 or so blogs. Yup, I love them -the pictures, the anecdotes, the ideas. But lately I’ve noticed that there seems to be a lot of overlap in content on my favorite blogs. There seems to be a direct correlation between the popularity of a blog and the following items:

1. The (Pia Wallen) blanket. It must be wool. It must be black and white. It must be placed nonchalantly on your bed in your all white bedroom.

2. Swedish Hasbeens. The clogs. Bonus points if you wear them with socks. These shoes scream, “Look at me. I’m carefree, but also killer-stylish!” I’ve been lusting after a pair of the clog boots for years. Sigh.

3. The messy top knot. I love this look, but it drives me nuts. It looks so natural and easy and elegant and I can not for the life of me figure out how to replicate it. 

4. Antlers. They can be big or small. They can be adorned or bare. They can be authentic or paper-mached. But somewhere, somewhere in your house you should have antlers. They show that you are rustic and connected to nature. I don’t have any yet, but I’m on the look out for some antler sheds. If you have a blog, you should be too.

5. The lucite tray. This can be placed on your coffee table or bureau. It holds your Diptyque candles and tiny vases of wildflowers. I just ordered mine today, so I imagine blog success is imminent. Alas, I can not afford $80 candles. Yet. 

6. The Eames rocker. This is an absolute MUST if you have a child. White is the popular colour, but black is fast catching up in the blog world. I think I would get black. For the record, I am not sure if the (much) cheaper knock-offs are acceptable in the blog world. I don’t think so. Not worth the risk.

7. Chevron. To be honest, chevron has become so popular that it is now on its way out, quickly being replaced by the most trendy bloggers with polka dots and kilim-anything. But chevron was embraced with such force that it will still be years before it is completely passe. You should be able to spot at least one chevron item on your favorite blog. I’m hoping to catch this trend in a month or two at my local thrift store:)

Well, this list could go on. From artisan wood cutting boards to copper pots, from embossed gold pendants to Hunter rain boots, professional bloggers have got it all. I can only surmise that these trends or themes pave the way to blog-success.

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