15 January 2013

And turn me to gold in the sunlight

 


I was reading a sweet blogpost the other day, where a lovely lady worries that her posts are boring.
Periodically I too have a wee worry that y‘all might find me boring .
After all, I pretty much just post pix of me prancing about looking pleased with myself.
I think, o, I should do tutorials, I should try interviews, I should do this, I should do that…….
But then I remember, although I’d love to do all those things, the best thing I am qualified do is just be myself, which largely involves prancing about looking pleased with myself, really.

 


But:
I am a shitty teacher, having no patience and no clue how to teach. I’m not much better as a student! (I just want to know NOW, dammit! I just want to DO it already!)
I couldn’t possibly come up with clever and succinct questions for interviews. I can barely come up with clever and succinct things to say about myself and what I’ve been up to!
I admire bloggers that have regular weekly posts, but I would just forget, or procrastinate too much.
There’s loads of things I’ve loved reading on other blogs, like tips on cheaper living, how to do fabulously professional looking eyeliner, how to style a thingy, ad nauseum, that I could perhaps do myself. But I couldn’t possibly add anything different, or better, to the mix. It’s all been done before, and by far better writers than myself, and I would feel cheeky giving advice or whatever on things I know perfectly well you’re all capable of finding out for yourselves, or probably know more about than I.
I guess if you’re blogging for a living, or to make any kind of money out of sponsorship, you will want to look at these sort of things to maximise your readership.

Me, I’m just in it ‘cos it’s fun and makes for a great diary!

    Frock-60's, Etsy Handbag-60's, "thrifted" in New Mexico (We "opshop" here. But because I was in the States, I "thrifted" it!) Shoes-70's, gifted Locket-a market Beads-gorgeous Sarita Earrings-the sweetest Squirrel Flower- long legged Louise Sunglasses-Portland
 
 
 


Feck it.

I think I’m just going to continue to be an example of being as fabularsehole as possible despite being over 40, and not giving a shit, nor succumbing to any bullshit rules.
That’s my stamp on Blogland!
Too much worrying might give me wrinkles, or drive me to drink.

X

52 comments:

Crystal Lee said...

You are amazing & I hope you don't change a thing about yourself or your blog. I enjoy your lingo and the way you express yourself. I'm also loving the vibrancy of your hair and your adorable dress!

Eeek said...

I love your posts just the way they are ! Keep up the fabularseholeness !

WendyB said...

You're good at prancing, plus I like your photography! Do your own thing.

Janice Tutone said...

Your blog cheers me up with every post! I'm glad you aren't going to succumb. Never a dull moment with who you are.

Carina Rosenholm said...

You are never boring , you are colourful and glourious!
Love you!

BellaBean Vintage said...

There's a lot to be said for prancing around looking pleased with yourself and you happen to do it marvelously well! Loving the outfit - I am endlessly searching for yellow floral's - the best!

freckleface said...

You could never be boring. You have far too much personality and warmth. I love all your outfits and watching you 'prance around'. You always make me laugh and cheer up my day. I'm so pleased you choose to share. xxx

Sheila said...

I love your attitude - it's why I keep reading! I have zero interest in learning things from blogs, zero interest in tutorials. I just want to see what you're wearing!

You look gorgeous today, as always - your hair is looking particularly vivid. Love!

two squirrels said...

Pleased with yourself you should be!!!!!!!! You are always fun, gorgeous, fabulous and truly unique, which is why I am so excited each time you post!!!!!!
Happiness is Helga von Trollop and her amazing style.
Love the beautiful ray of sunshine dress, and your hair is looking scrumptious today.
Love V

Misfits Vintage said...

Darling, as you know, yours was the first blog I ever followed and I fell in love with you on sight. I love you more every day exactly because of who you are - the most fabularse frock-wearing, prancey pants ever!

Pleeeease leave me that frock in your will - I ADOOORE it. You look absolutely exquisite - the colours are magnificent and you are stupendous!!!

Love you more than prancing! Sarah xxx

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Good on you girl!! Heck of you were boring you wouldn't have half so many followers or as many comments left. A blog is a reflection of how you choose to love your life! At the end of next month I won't even be able to say I'm an over 40 something anymore, and I intend to carry on regardless cos the day I stop having the time of my lofe is the day they put me in the ground! And I gonna have summat to say about that too! :D So Keep calm and blog on!

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Please excuse the spelling errors, I've had some wine and quite frankly I'm past caring!! lmao!!

edie pop said...

Your blog is always one of my favourite and I love everything you write in it, I'd love to have your wicked sense of humour and write as well as you do, we came here for the fabulousness and not for the 'money'!
Personally I don't like so much the sponsored blogs, they lost their innocence and authenticity and even if I often organize my posts, I do it for my own pleasure and for fun (wait..maybe that's why I drink!).
I love this dress with all my heart, the pastel colours are so vibrant and I have a t.v. eye on your fantastic bag!!
Lots of love xxxxxx

Perdita said...

I love your style of blog. It's spontaneous and inspiring. Very organised blogs can almost seem clinical in comparison. Keep doing what you do!

Sacramento Amate said...

When I come to your blog I want to see you, radiant, and ready to be hug.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Maureen said...

Hear hear!

señora Allnut said...

yeah, I'm a huge fan of your style being yourself and being as fabularsehole as possible!!, hurrah!
and your dress is so pretty colorful and your hairstyle so cute, than you cannot do nothing but prance about looking pleased with yourself!
besos & fun

Vintage Bird Girl said...

You should never worry about being boring my Love....that you will never be! I LOVE seeing what you are wearing, & your unique sense of style. You inspire me to wear what I want & gradually I am caring less what others might think. I too wish I had your wit & the ability to dress as well as you do. Prancing about in front of the camera doesn't come naturally to me, I think I need some lessons!! That frock is delightful, I love the colours, & the style. And your legs look heavenly!!! Xx

Kylie said...

You've got chutzpah Helga, tons of it. That's why I like your blog. Plus it's funny.

Emalina said...

Never feel you have to change yourself or your blog Helga, you've got it just right the way you are. Keep having fun and prancing around, I know I'm going to!

Bohemian vanity said...

Helga ! Your posts are never boring ! No way ! Its a delight to see and read whats going on over there and i enjoy watching your stunning and colourful outfits ! Have a fabby day ! XX

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

I just wanna squeeze ya! And ooh and aah over the rickrack and pleats and all your fabulous details. Helga, I don't come here for tutorials or interviews. I'm always excited to see a new post because your prancing is the best ever! I love how you came to the right conclusion, don't change a thing, your blog is marvellous! xoxo

Rickrack! And pleats!! And straw bag!!! Necklaces!!!!

List Addict said...

Not boring at all! Not many people can prance well so I think you should continue to work on your strong points and forget the rest. I cannot even begin to fathom how many blogs there are out there - you could probably google the very large number - but I think yours has a 'je ne sais quoi' that needs no meddling! Carry on!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I love you just the way you are. I never think you look smug, though I am jealous of your sunshine, op shops and restaurants. And your amazing dresses. This one is fabulous, I really love the eye bending pattern, gorgeous. Keep being just as fabulous as you always are xxxx

PinkCheetahVintage said...

"just post pix of me prancing about looking pleased with myself"--- ummm, this blog recipe is pretty much perfection due to your insanely amazing style and gorgeousness and super sweet pics. I am never bored.
And this right here, "being as fabularsehole as possible despite being over 40, and not giving a shit, nor succumbing to any bullshit rules" -- I want this on a bumper sticker/t-shirt/anything!!!! Loveeeeee it :)
Becky

thorne garnet said...

You boring? No way. Keep on posing and prancing. I still can't figure out why thrift store are called "op shops".

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

Boring is going through 50 "mommy" blogs a day, looking at hundreds of instagram photos of babies and first birthday parties. I'm so grateful I found your blog and I've found many other great ones as well through your blog list over there. I enjoy blogs like this much better than the "look at the artful photo I took of my baby's shoes" blogs. You're right up my ally!

pastcaring said...

Yeah, like I come here for a tutorial about 50 ways with beige or a sponsored opinion about tampons or a video clip that instructs me on how to put on a pair of shoes or a round up of some very expensive items which I could spend several hundred pounds/dollars on (if I had them) because they are "on trend"...
No! I come here to see you, and G, to see the frockage and the booboids and the pookies and the prancing, the mates and the food and the decor and the funnage, and did I mention the booboids?
Don't go changing - I love you just the way you are (the Barry White version!)
Marvellous frock, and the hair is quite magnifique. As are you! xxxxxxxxx

Krista Gassib said...

Amen to that soul sister! I do think too much worry about the blog defeats the whole fun purpose behind it. If I don't feel like posting I don't that is the only rule I follow.

I do enjoy seeing your prance around town getting into trouble, singing, jamming, eating, drinking, shopping, you are a fiery ball of hot inspiration sweetie that is why I come here and Curtise is right....BOOBAGE always helps :)
I love you!
XXOO

Tami Von Zalez said...

Keep doing exactly what you are doing, we love to see what all is going on your colorful world!

Renia said...

You look so brightly! Beautiful! Kisses x x x x

Sissy said...

Keep on prancing baby, you always do it in such grand style...

Louise Mc said...

I love your posts as they are, you are fabulous and your personality really comes through in your posts, and I think that's important. Like you say, we all have moments of 'I wonder if my blog is boring' but I'm sure some people WILL find it boring, they would probably find me boring too, who cares, but then there's lots of other fantastic like minded ladies out there who find pleasure in what we write... the most important thing (unless you are making money I guess) is to have fun. xx

JuneyTwo said...

Fantastic! Being yourself is the best way to leave your mark anyway. :-D

birdmonkey said...

Helga, you have incredible style, you can’t buy, teach or copy it. You blog posts are just the right amount of pictures to words. I can take them in quickly or linger over the beautiful details of location and dress. They make me smile; they give me a lift and break from my work. They inspire me to live life large and focus on the fun and positive.

I know you and your life must be more complex than they tell us. You must have down days, boring days, days of grind, days of doubt – and worst of all bad hair and outfit days – we all do. But do they make good blog posts? Maybe? They are probably people who specialise in this area and who can make it interesting.

I love that I have stumbled into the world of women over 40 who are expressing their creativity via how they dress. I love visiting your blogs, seeing what you are up to. Thank you all, doubt and reflection are important for growth and so is just keeping on doing it. I look forward to re-starting my own blog this year and visiting everyone regularly!

Forest City Fashionista said...

And you are the absolute BEST at prancing about and looking pleased with yourself. I could use a lesson!
I sometimes question whether or not I should be putting more effort into my blog posts instead of just outfits, but if I spent any more time on my computer I would have no real life left. Hell, we are having fun and inspiring other people, what's better than that?

Val Sparkle said...

Oh, so sunny and golden - you do that well! I love the straw handbag - reminds me of the first purse I ever owned when I was 9 years old.

Keep prancing, we'll keep watching!

joyatri said...

I read different blogs for different reasons. I like a bit of vintage fashion history now and then. I even like the occasional craft tutorial. But, with your blog it is pure entertainment. xx

tralala said...

Never change.
Your blog is geniarseole.
xxxxxxx

delia hornbook said...

Here here, loving you and your wonderful blog just the way you and it is. Dont change, dee xx

Wendy said...

The outfit is perfect. Prancing around and being pleased with yourself sounds fine to me (I do it all of the time). :)

menopauselsupermodel said...

How can anyone be bored gazing at your magnificence??

I'm glad you (and so many others who commented here) don't have those corporate-y stupid blogs. I come hear to see the fabulous frocks, your adventures, G-man, and oh yeah--what I have deemed "The Boobs of Truth and Justice".

Don't ever change!!!

BTW--LOVE the frock--awesome colors and you of cource look stunning!!

daiseedeb said...

Amen!!!!
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liz said...

Love your blog--I keep coming back again and again for all the color, sparkle, and cheer! :)

Bella Q said...

You are one of the brightest stars in my bloggy firmament- I think never boring- just glorious pure Helga-loveliness!

Harlow Darling said...

Maybe it's just me...but I prefer straight up outfit posts over tutorials on things any day :D
The pattern on this dress is so trippy and it's interesting because usually I only ever see patterns like this on Twiggy style shift dresses! Love it!

Hannah said...

This is why I adore you and your blog, your no nonsense attitude your delicious shots of outfits and food and the occasional pussy, you're perfect xxxx

Veshoevius said...

You? Boring? Good heavens you must be pre-menstrual. Have some blackberry leaf tea at once! You are NEVER EVER boring! And no need to start any tutorials for our benefit - the best lessons you give all the rest of us you do just by being yourself - your love of looking fabulous yet individual, your wonderful vintage outfit combinations are all style inspiration tutorials in themselves as is your zest for life which always shines through your blog. Happy New Year x

Stacey said...

You could never be boring Helga! You've inspired me far more than most other bloggers - I'm constantly inspired by your attitude!

princesspincurls said...

Well said! We love your blog for all the fun and happiness and colour you bring to our lives. Sometimes the best things are straight forward and honest. Thanks for sharing the frolicking. xx Shauna

Style Sud-Est said...

I'm right there with you sister!
I do my blog thing cause i find it fun and i do not follow any rules myself that's what makes us unique and btw you are not boring and i love your blog the way it is!

Ariane xxxx

CityScape Skybaby said...

Well here I am on another Helgathon and loving it so I think I can happily say you could never be boring Helga, if you're boring then there's no hope for the rest of us. I love hearing your latest escapades with G and the gang and looking at your gorgeous outfits while you're at it, and I hope you'll be doing it for a very long time to come. As birdmonkey said, obviously your life is not just fun and dressing up all the time, but you exude a happy fun loving optimism that is lovely to behold. xx