I hate-read popular blogs. When I grow up, I want to be like you.
I hate-read fashion blogs. It makes me wonder if you stopped yourself from eating a little more. I also wonder how large your closet is. You are brave -- I will never, ever, see myself doing what you do.
I hate-read beauty blogs. I wish I didn't have eczema and monolids for eyes. But I am inspired to try out "eye-opening" make-up application techniques, and be amazed at the transformations cosmetics can do to one's face. It's literally painting a mask on. Wow.
I hate-read travel blogs. Because, I wish I was as loaded as you are. But then again, all I need is to look out my window, or open my digital photo albums.
I hate-read cooking blogs. I wish I had more than one stomach (and did not restrict my diet), or had all the fancy cookware you possess. But you remind me that a small kitchen takes less to clean.
I hate-read design blogs. I wish I had your talent. Did going to art school help? Do you suffer for your art? Should I think about courses?
I hate-read sewing blogs. I wish to have all the patience and skills you possess. And those expensive machines, too. But I realise, a machine that sews a straight line is all I need. And practice. Will you come teach me?
I hate-read vintage collectors. I wonder what you do with all those... things. Good on you for not buying brand new, and I wish I had storage like you do.
I hate-read smart-alecky people, too. Thank you for making me feel inadequate.
Stealing some clever words from this nice article:
When I finally walk away from my computer, I feel like I've just binged on a butter-sogged bag of popcorn before the movie even started: I'm slightly nauseated, but still can't help licking my fingers for more fatty flavor.
I don't hate-read anything that I actually hate. I just hate-read stuff that I find stupid or annoying. Perhaps it would be more productive to spend my time fuming over content that actually inspires me to speak out against it...
- Katie J.M. Baker, The Art of Hate-Reading
Do you hate-read too?