There are surely scores of fashionista bloggers and socialites that are doing the same thing all over the world.
The term “bloggernacle” didn’t manifest itself out of nowhere.
For Mormons, this period of life is usually characterized by having 3 kids in diapers, a go-getter returned missionary husband in college, grad school, med school, law school, or selling Vivint security systems.
Rest assured, however, that this is a true story and one that probably repeats itself more often than any of us know. A few years ago she was asked by her ultra fashionable friend, let’s call her Braxlynn, to come over and help her make an ultra fashionable treat.
You see, Braxlynn’s home is palatial and, by her own admission, she doesn’t really even know where all of her kitchen stuff is. Braxlynn called down her nanny to momentarily deposit her young daughter in the kitchen.
Braxlynn briefly overcame her fear of using her hands to do anything but work the zipper on a Louis Vuitton bag and took a moment to stand next to her daughter and pose for a treat-making photo in media res.
You see, Braxlynn is a very successful blogger, regularly posting pictures of herself in designer clothes doing designer things, like standing in the middle of public streets with one knee slightly bent and one hand lightly touching her hair or the brim of her chic hat.It is staged, it is amped up, it is targeted all for maximum addictiveness. I’m currently getting my butt up at am every day to work 60 hrs a week in a refinery in sub zero Montana.It is life’s moments seen through a ,000 DSLR camera lens, or as Braxlynn calls it a “one outfit” lens. I would love to take a picture of my sandwich or a selfie of me shoveling snow and pay the bills for the week, but I can’t, and the expectation that I should be able to is exactly what’s wrong with my generation.I’m not sure these people would recognize an actual real life if it came up and kicked them in the throat with a pair of 0 Jimmy Choo heels (although an actual real life wouldn’t be wearing a pair of 0 shoes, so maybe that’s a bad example).Every moment we see blogged is lighted and posed and portrayed for maximum allure and effectiveness.They are addicted to the prospect that this is a picture of life lived to perfection. Screw waiting until the afterlife for your mansions on high, there are people living it now, baby!