One thing that you will never see on WordPress is people displaying pictures of their luxury automobiles and other expensive items. There has to be some of you out there who own nice BMWs and $2000 Louis Vuitton bags but to show them off or to even mention you own such items could have you thought of as pretentious or even a dickhead.
It’s okay to show endless pictures of food though even if it’s from a somewhat expensive restaurant. A person living in poverty or a homeless person would consider it showing off.
Bloggers will tell you all day long about their disabilities, financial hardships and childhood molestation stories but will never give you any indication of how rich they are or how big their house is. The only thing people try to brag about here is their depression and grammar.
You can show off your goods all day long when you’re out with people or on Facebook but not on this platform. Blogging is supposed to be for showing what you have going on inside instead of out. Creativity and humour through pictures are okay but for purely showing off is to be frowned upon.
I suppose pictures of food can be used to tell a story. Some might say food pictures are art…the culinary arts. I can’t help but think though that often the pictures of food are just to let people know, hey, look what I got to eat. I guess a level of pretentiousness is acceptable on WordPress. I think the line is drawn somewhere around food and iphones.
So hey, look what I got to eat. A full slab of ribs with the classic sides. I didn’t know what I was getting into. The mountain of ribs had me intimidated. Normally, finishing an overfilled plate of food would make me feel like a loser but in this case I would feel like a winner. But I still ended up feeling like a loser because I couldn’t finish it. It’s going to be a half slab for me next time.