‘What is Lifestyle blogging?’
‘Do Lifestyle bloggers write only about designer wear, expensive furnishings and shopping habits?’
‘What is the difference between a lifestyle blog and a personal blog?’
‘Can you use your lifestyle blog to make money?’
I am often faced with a barrage of questions such as these from people who want to know more about the trend of blogging that is picking up speed at an incredible rate, so I decided to come up with this post. Before we get to the blogging part, let us see what lifestyle means.
Lifestyle refers to the way in which people live. It is expressed in both work and leisure behaviour patterns of individuals and in their activities, attitudes, interests, opinions, values, and allocation of income.
Taking this definition of lifestyle from the Business Dictionary, let’s see what a lifestyle blog is.
What is a lifestyle blog?
From the various definitions, I particularly like this comprehensive definition given by Evan from mediakix.com.
A lifestyle blog is defined as the digital content representation of its author’s everyday life and interests. A lifestyle blogger creates content inspired and curated from their personal interests and daily activities.
A lifestyle blog delves into themes related to one’s way of living.
Yet, it is somewhat different from personal blogging. A personal blog is more like an online personal journal, where the blogger writes mainly about his/her daily activities or about his/her life.
On the other hand, in a lifestyle blog, the content is guided more by the ideas, experiences and interests of the blogger and presented in an organised manner to the readers. Also, a lifestyle blog has a visual appeal somewhat similar to that of a lifestyle magazine.