10 Blogger “Clichés” I Don’t Really Get

We’re all guilty of it; being sucked in to some of the crazes that every blogger and their nan seem to be doing, buying or wearing. I most definitely am. Disney? Check. An unhealthy obsession with John Green’s books? Check. Printing out quotes that seem to have some sort of loose meaning to me and framing them on my wall? Absolutely check. But there are some popular things, clichés if you will, that I have honestly never given in to because quite frankly, I just don’t get them! But check back in a year and see how many of them I’m succumbed to!

10 Blogger Clichés That I Don't Really Get

  1. Pugs: I love dogs as much as the next person but if a product is going to have a photo of a dog on it, it’s going to be a pug. Why? Are all other breeds copyrighted or something?
  2. Flat lays: *whispers* what are flat lays omg have I ever done one without realising?
  3. Marble: Where does one even purchase a giant fuck-off sheet of marble just for blog photo purposes? B&Q? The Roman Empire?
  4. All the coffee: I’d honestly rather drink cough syrup (in all seriousness though, coffee makes my anxiety flare up super bad and makes me feel drunk so I couldn’t drink it even if I wanted to)
  5. Tsum Tsum’s: Are these like the equivalent of collecting Beanie Babies when I was younger? Don’t get me wrong, they’re sooo cute but where do you put them all? Where do you draw the line? How do you know when enough Tsum Tsum’s is enough?
  6. Macaroons: Never tried one in my life. I honestly couldn’t even guess what they tasted like
  7. M.A.C: I break out into a sweat every time I see the price of a M.A.C product. I’m shit at make-up so the cheaper the better, really…
  8. Lush: I can’t say I’ve ever really jumped on the Lush bandwagon. The shop smells great but that’s about it from me I’m afraid
  9. White furniture, white walls, white houses: Seriously, where do you guys live, a waiting room?
  10. Avocado on toast: What. I want bacon on toast. I want sausage on bacon on toast. I want egg on sausage on bacon on toast.

I hope nobody took this post too seriously or was offended by anything mentioned. Although I don’t partake in the above clichés, doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a Lush empties post, an aesthetically pleasing living room or don’t marvel at how amazing someone’s M.A.C make-up looks. I’m very much guilty of many, many other blogger clichés and I don’t think it’s a bad thing at all!

What clichés are you guilty of when it comes to blogging?

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36 thoughts on “10 Blogger “Clichés” I Don’t Really Get

  1. I’m guilty of three: flat lays (IG junkie), coffee (because I’m old AND a student. I need it!) and avocado on toast (try it WITH bacon!). This is such a funny list, though. I’ve seen every single one overdone to death!

  2. Thank you! Finally someone who also doesn’t get the pugs and marble thing! The only thing I am guilt of here is being a Lush addict, but I try and use only cruelty free beauty products so I blame it on that (and they smell so good!). Also can someone explain flat lays to me too because I think I know what it is, but I’m most likely very very wrong.

  3. hahahah I was surprised by how many of your clichés I don’t really get either! must admit I do adore a lush bathbomb or two and white furniture is my *aesthetic* even though I only own two pieces, BUT THE PUGS AND THE COFFEE (hate it too) AND OH MY GOD THE AVOCADO ON TOAST WHY DO SO MANY BLOGGERS EAT AVOCADO ON TOAST I DON’T KNOW A SINGLE PERSON IRL WHO EATS AVOCADO ON TOAST

  4. I tell everyone who’ll listen about my flat lay aversion – I JUST CAN’T DO IT!! And I don’t care.
    But I’ll have you know, last time I popped to The Roman Empire they had a cracking deal on marble slabs. Jokes, I can barely afford food.
    Loved this.
    M x

  5. What’s a flat lay? I’m not really a fan of macaroons either, but I wouldn’t mind if I got a lush product as a pressie… Coffee – I enjoy but I am more of a tea drinker, and white is my least favourite colour.. what’s with that shop The White Company that sells everything white? I don’t get that at all! Colour is far more interesting.. I agree about expensive makeup but my daughter is a fan of it.. and definitely more of a bacon/sausage on toast type of girl!

  6. I kind of get the coffee thing, I don’t drink it, but am envious of people who say they were writing/reading/blogging and survived only my inhaling copious amounts of coffee. If I was to tell them my only source of caffeine was a can of coke I’d get beaten to death by the sugar brigade(I know it’s muck, but it’s only used in emergencies!) As for avocados, is there not a rule that they can only be used in salads? Egg on toast, pudding on toast, sausages on toast, beans on toast, jam on toast, marmalade on toast, or marmite or chocolate spread for those who are that way inclined. Pretty sure that’s a law … Heads off to google ‘flat lays’. As ever, great post:)

  7. I don’t actually think I’m guilty of any of these things except the pug thing (they are so adorable!!!). I don’t drink hot drinks, had to look up what a tsum tsum was, I seriously can’t stand avocado and Lush scares me because the staff are too helpful (I’m a major introvert, i’m scared easy!)!

  8. Another coffee hater here! Can’t stand the stuff, not even the smell. Yuck.
    I’m almost certainly guilty of flat lays and I definitely own white furniture and MAC makeup. I plead innocence on all other counts though!

  9. I am just the one, tsum tsums! Lol I don’t buy expensive make up, I have grey walls and black sofa, I don’t drink coffee or tea and my dog is a Lhasa apso, so if I bought something with a pug on it, I think my dog wud leave lol. Great post! Xxx

  10. What is a flat lay?? Please tell me – I don’t know whether I’m missing a good thing or not. Seriously no idea.
    Coffee in the morning – because I hate mornings. Tea in the afternoon – because I want to sleep when I go to bed!
    Lush – smells divine, I would like to eat half of their products they smell so good probably not a good idea though!
    Macaroons – had them in Paris and they were delicious but only the once.
    Egg on toast for me please 😀
    Lynn 😀

  11. LMAO I love this. And to answer your Q’s… ‘Where do you draw the line? How do you know when enough Tsum Tsum’s is enough?’ – There is no line, there is NEVER enough! hahahha ❤
    Great post lovely xx

  12. Ok I absolutely agree with almost everything you’ve said. Almost!!! I am one of those who love avocado on toast!!!! I love it!!!! Favourite lunch ever!!!!!!! In my defence I do love it with a bit of bacon on too…! haha! But everything else, YES!! OMG about white everything/marble backgrounds!!! I mean seriously, does it matter?!?!?!? >.< Also LUSH!! I just don't get why everyone loves it so much!!?? I just have to walk past the shop and I know why I don't go in there! haha!!!!! I'll stick to the Body Shop thanks!! You are so right on so many levels!!!!! =P THANK YOU for doing this!!!!! xoxoxoxo

  13. I am one of those who absolutely 100% live and die for avo on toast!!!! NOM!!!!! With a slice of bacon please!!!!! I do not understand the hype surrounding marble/white everything/lush I mean seriously people, there are other bath products out there!!!! >.< I'll stick to The Body Shop thanks! THANK YOU for doing this, I absolutely loved it!!!! xoxoxoxo

  14. Hahahahaha!! I don’t understand the MAC or Coffee cliques. I’m not interested in either one so that might be why!! However, I have never used Lush products but I find them lovely and very cool! So I would probably be in that one!!

    And what the hell is the flat on lays? Lol

  15. This post cracked me up! Amazing. I have also been wondering where the hell this marble slab came from? Can you buy one online? Like I am so confused! Same thing with avocado on toast? I would rather eat an egg on toast? I am not gunna lie though, I do enjoy Lush products and I live off of coffee, but probably only because I’ve been drinking it for 10 years. This is honestly a great post hahaha!

  16. Haha, yes, the white thing! So many photographs online full of dazzling whitey whiteness – how?? I’ve tried to replicate this look but everything in my flat seems to take on an oatmeal hue, lol! Love this post 🙂

  17. Luckily I’m only guilty of one of these which is the pug one haha! But I totally agree with all of this, I don’t understand the lush obsession and just the thought of venturing into a M.A.C shop scares me!
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  18. Thank you, God, I am not the only one! Lush smells too strong for me, and avocado for me tastes like cucumber with butter. I am more into cats than dogs. As a Virgo cleaner, must say, white furniture gets dirty very easy and looks like a hospital to me. Love your post, Jenny. xxx

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  20. Flat lays? What are they? Coffee isn’t something for me, I don’t like coffee. AND YES, THE WHITE EVERYTHING. Even my house have white walls but they have turned a dirty shade of white. What’s the secret to those super white walls and stuff?

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