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Blogging And Living Abroad

 

blogging and living abroad

 

Blogging and living abroad. I can’t think of a single blogger who doesn’t love to travel, who doesn’t want to discover new places and cultures. Why do we love it? Well, because not only does it make us better, more worldly individuals, but it also adds a whole new element to our passion for beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogging. I writing about this because what we see and where we live has an impact on who we are, our blog branding and what we write about.

blogging and living abroad

Allow your surroundings to influence your writing.  After moving to Europe from Canada, I found my writing style and topics changed because they reflected my new surroundings. I started looking at how people dress in Poland and of course, comparing it to the other countries I’ve travelled to.  This gave me ideas for new posts and even shaped how I approach them. For example, when I lived in Vancouver, it was nominated as one of the worst dressed cities in the world due to the fact that most of its residents are very physically active and everyday revolves around an outdoor lifestyle. At any time of the day you will see people running, biking or heading to a yoga class. So of course, it’s totally normal to see people in workout clothes. I’m seeing a definite shift to the sports mentality in Warsaw, but they are still very influenced by other European cities. This makes for a funny mix sometimes. The one style choice that I simply cannot wrap my head around is the stubborn persistence of nude pantyhose which abounds (yes even in summer). Unless you work in a very conservative environment or are a grandmother, there is simply no excuse to wear them. On the other hand, I’ve been absolutely thrilled to discover amazing designers (many of whom I’ve introduced you to in my Designer Spotlight series).  I’ll go out on a limb and say that some of the most beautiful bags I’ve seen were right here in Warsaw.

 

BLOGGING AND LIVING ABROAD

The good news is that you don’t actually have to travel to get inspiration for blog posts. The key is rediscovering your own city by visiting a new neighborhood or pretending to be a tourist for a day. We often get so caught up in our daily schedules that we become completely immune to our surroundings.

I believe that it’s a good idea to stop every now and then and re-examine what you are writing about. Take a moment to notice how your surroundings influence your perceptions. The goal is to connect with your current and potential readers and one way of doing that is by allowing your environment to inspire you.

Do you ever play tourist in your city?

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11 Comments

  1. This is a great post and hits a really good point- I look at fashion so differently when I travel and notice so many different things. If Vancouver was nominated for being ill-dressed, then whomever came up with that has never heard of a little prairie gem named Moose Jaw. I know that I get looks from others when I go out in heels, or even a dress with an interesting cut or palazzo pants. It just isn’t in the city’s DNA.
    An area’s over all fashion is totally reflective of the peoples lifestyles there. I love the idea of living in Europe where peoples dressing is a total change of scenery.

    1. I didn’t expect Warsaw to the way it is. I can’t quite put my finger on the style exactly. There does seem to be a big hipster movement that’s growing (along with the coffee shops). It’s like they are trying to find themselves. It’s interesting.
      xo

  2. So, so true. It’s why I’m traveling more and exploring places close to me. Great post.

    1. BTW, I’m visiting Vancouver next week! For a blogger convention.

      1. How cool!!!! Oh definitely get to Yaletown, to the roundhouse and if you have a chance grab a coffee at Revolver in Gastown (say hi to the guys from me). I hope you have a BLAST and I definitely expect to see pics on your blog!
        xo

    2. Thanks! Yeah, I’ve always liked that kind of lifestyle. When I was little we used to do these really long road trips to neighboring towns and I remember how unique they all were.
      xo

  3. What a beautiful and honest post. I too love to travel! I agree with you, there is something about fashion that really propells the individual to explore, to be inspired, and to discover new ways of life!

    1. I’ve always believed that fashion unites people. Not what kind of bag you’re carrying (although that helps) but because it’s what we see at first glance it’s what we connect with.
      xo

  4. Of course, I love traveling!!!
    Great post!
    Happy WE doll!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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    1. Thank you!!!! I love traveling too.
      xo

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