Reading your 2013 wishes for what you want to read more about on ulrikkelund.com was the most fun I`ve had with this blog in like.. forever. If I could have a 2013 wish for the blog, it would be to get more comments like that. It is so fun to see people getting involved in what has become my job (crazy, I know!). For me to write more personal was on the top of the wish list, followed by more interior and health talk.
After blogging for halv a decade, I should have some kinda relationship to it. The interactive world of reinvention, the permanent state of instagram, twitter and blogging.. As a job!! I`m a lucky girrrrrrl getting to do what I love so muchl! But Of course there is a bit more to it. Isn`t there always?
You are probably better of reading books than you are peeking inside my raw head anyways. Insted of this you should read something like a fraction of the whole by Steve Toltz for example. It is truly great newcomers book, questioning people in general. I like authors who worked as plummers or hair dressers, and somewhere down the road as grown-ups they suddenly release some kinda genius book that they have been carrying inside of them all along, like a hidden treasure chest of ideas and imagination. I guess I think it is the intellectual fairytale, like cinderella but for people prone to thinking longer ahead.
So, about the personal stuff, In April I sat down and wrote THIS short post about stepping down, only to focus on fashion on the blog. After that the personal stuff has been close to zero. Mainly because I have been blogging for so many years, and my life was just to complicated to fit into any blog without it being “fake” og “to weird”. Books I read. Blogs for me is just a visual thing, something to stare at til` your eyes fall tired of too much input. So it was all fashion or quitting. And I wont lie, I like the personal space. The less people I risk running into know about me, the better! The biggest thing making blogging a bit hard ; REAL LIFE ATTENTION. Comments is fine, relating to it face to face can be a bit tricky…. Drunk people can be a challenge, Calling me out in the street as “that blogger”! For some reason the way they said it always disgusted me. Like they thought they knew anything about anything. Now I dont bother with going to places where I risk run into that kinda people. And at some point I just wanted to stop the sharing.
Also what is making it a challenge to write anything here, things other people may fround upon, I may not see as bad, because I know the value of experience. The value of having a different perspective. The lesson about everything being connected, every bad period making you stronger is inprented in my heart and feet, connecting me to earth itself. I am just here to learn. Give me a challenge. Give me room to be me, without worrying about what other people think. So I dont do media well, or logic thinking haha. When VG called me out as one of the people creating body pressure that could give my readers body issues, my reaction was just to be offended on behalf of you. My readers have the ability to think for themselves! They are some independent motherfucker fashionistas for crying out loud! Everything is a “tabu”, everyone should be good rolemodels, think ahead. A disney character that dont speak out to offend. So I stick to what I know, Fashion. People on the otherhand, I dont have a clue about.
A D2 reporter sensed that I was a bit critical to the world I am a part off, and it is true. I am not ignorant, I know very well that when it comes to bloggers, both socalled «»rosabloggere» or proffesional photography and fashion bloggers, it helps to look a certain way. The thing all the biggest bloggers have in common is that they have some kinda beauty, which makes it easier for them to speak out about anything, what so ever it may be. It is all so well and easy for that kind off amazing beauties to proclaim things like; accept yourself, love your body, dont sweat it about your looks, love yourself unconditionally, you only live once and generelly communicate all these awesome things. They can. For me, it never felt so natural or easy.
So in my last post, you gave me the gift of wishes, regarding what you want from me and this blog. When almost every comment was wanting me to be more personal, I was a bit suprised; I dont want to bother you with my daily routins, and I dont see anything usefull coming from me writing more about my everyday life. Haha, the best way I can express myself is; My mission is to document and observe, taking photos and collect, record what I like, focusing on one thing at a time; fashion fashion fashion. I once wrote that I had a giant plattform to express myself on, for good and bad. That is something to safeguard. I guess I still feel that way, but some how it is different now. More visual. So in 2013 I want to get better at taking photos, sharing travel destinations, interior tips. litterature, and everything magic about the world<3<3