I’ve grown to dislike many of the PF blogs that I used to visit every day.
Many blogs, I’ve found, are too preachy. There was one that I stopped reading after the writer carefully explained that we have to brush our teeth every day and use soap – all over our bodies! – when we shower.
When a blog starts talking about how they think buying organic might not be frugal, but it’s important for them to be healthier, I can’t help but reply. Sorry, organic foods aren’t proven to be any healthier (assuming you wash your fruits & veggies!), and producing them is so inefficient that it’s even worse for the environment than using conventional methods. The profit margins are higher on organic food, and misinformation convinces people that it’s better for them, for the animals, and for the environment. Sorry, but no. Link for your perusal.
I hate extreme frugality. I can’t get behind a website that tells people that clothes at Costco are just as good as those made by J. Crew. The basic construction is probably fine, I will concede that, but there’s something to be said for the structure of clothing, for the fit and the shape of it. I am guilty of seeking out cheaper clothes; I shop at Old Navy! The best advice out there is to pay a lot of money for tailored clothes that will last. For the sake of honesty, I will admit that I am too cheap and want too trendy of clothes to actually do this.
I detest lists about “Ten Cheap Things To Do On The Weekends!” If someone doesn’t know that reading a book is free, they are probably reading your blog from an extremely short school bus.
Perhaps it’s just because I’ve incorporated the more basic frugality advice and repitition of it bores me. Perhaps I’m not committed enough & make too much money to reuse Ziploc bags.
I sound like a curmudgeon. That was not the point of this post, and hopefully no one will ever have to hear me rant about organic food again. I had actually intended to describe the blogs I like.
My favorite blogs are those with a narrative. I love blogs that sound as if they could have been written by me, if I only had a better grasp on the English language. I love blogs with authors who have a weakness for shoes and Banana Republic pants (seriously, though, why do they cost so much??). I like giggling when a blogger agonizes over having spent $100 on a pair of shoes… when they’ve already saved $2000 that month! Because I totally do that.
I suspect this means I’ve moved past the stage where I need to be taught. I have a good grip on the basics, and now I just need some moral support when I feel guilty for actually spending part of my clothing budget.