I woke up several times throughout the night, partly because I don’t sleep well when I’m sick, and partly because I was nervous that I would oversleep this morning. When I rolled over and saw that the clock read 4:30am, I decided that I would stay awake and just lay in bed until 5am. Without even turning on a light, I fished around in my room for a pair of shorts, a mismatched t-shirt, and a tattered sweatshirt. Ragamuffin at its finest.
After this post, I received a comment questioning my ability to offer style advice.
Maybe “Kristen” is onto something, but I’m sorry, I didn’t realize that Ugg boots were plastered all over the pages of current fashion magazines. Or that they’re a new, up-and-coming trend for 2012. I certainly didn’t notice that it’s 32º outside and snowing in September either. And I definitely didn’t attend 65 different fashion shows by some of the most influential designers last week or anything. (Oh, and every model was sporting Uggs on the runway, just in case you were wondering.) But no, I know nothing about fashion.
I have never deemed myself a fashion guru by any means. My blog is simply my opinion on fashion, as well as other topics related to nutrition and health. My goal and main focus is to create a space on the internet where readers can escape their mundane, day-to-day routine. I have yet to earn a college degree, so by definition, I am a professional nothing. I don’t specialize in anything, and I haven’t spent years researching. But who cares? I don’t need a piece of paper with the signature of my school’s president to make me the CEO of Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill.
I would never want to discourage anyone from being true to themselves; if you’re adamant about wearing Uggs during the summer months, be my guest. I’m not suggesting that you have to follow trends—that’s probably how you got roped into the whole Ugg craze in the first place—because trends tend to come and go; Uggs have come and gone (sorry, I had to). Don’t get me wrong, I had Uggs in every color of the rainbow. Six years ago. There’s no denying that Uggs are no longer in style, so if you’re okay with that, then great. You wear the heck out of those furry little boots.
As I have said before, nothing I write on my blog is intended to be offensive. I’m being sarcastic 99% of the time and I’m sorry if you don’t understand my bad sense of humor. Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill is the website that you pull up on your MacBook while you listen to your professor drone on about cells in Biology 101 (I can’t guarantee that your classmates sitting behind you will want to see my face though).
It’s also the blog that you read to avoid the never-ending list of emails that are piling up in your work inbox, while you hide away in your office cubicle. Maybe you even Google search me on your Blackberry just so that no one knows you’re reading it. After all, websites on smart phones don’t count since the screen is so small, right?
Regardless of how or why you got here, I’m glad you did. Just don’t be alarmed when you don’t agree with every single thing I say or when I don’t offer any kind of earth shattering, life changing advice. And here’s the craziest thing of all, if you don’t like what you see, there’s a small, red box with an X in it at the top of your screen—click on it, and I disappear! Amazing, right?
Anywaaay, back on topic here. I dropped my dad off at the airport and as I was driving back at 6am, I realized how I thankful I am that I don’t have to commute to Washington, D.C. every morning at the crack of dawn. (That would require me to have an actual job, but that’s beside the point.) Sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic in pouring down rain is not my idea of starting off the day on the right foot.
If you are a blogger, how does negativity in the blogosphere affect you? Do you respond to it, or ignore it completely?
If you aren’t a blogger, how do you feel about other readers’ negativity? Do you tend to agree with the commenter or do you support the blogger’s personal viewpoints?
Do you have a long commute to school or work? Does traffic drive you nuts?