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Hey. So, I discovered something on the internet that has really gotten to me. This may be an indication that I’m getting super old and becoming naive to new things on the internet, but I just visited getoffmyinternets.com (GOMI) for the first time. I came across the ‘Decorating Bloggers’ section and I realized that some people really expect a lot out of the old internets, and get pissed at it and the writers of it without much hesitation or regard. Thankfully, no one was yelling at me – yet, but I saw a lot of good bloggers being ripped apart. Needless to say I felt very uneasy after perusing a few threads. I’m super sensitive to peoples opinion of me, especially because I always try to do the absolute best that I can do, and I have a bad habit of letting other peoples judgements get to me. I feel for fellow bloggers who get run through the wringer on sites like GOMI.
Anyway, I was planning on writing a post about my very inexpensive Ikea Fiddle Leaf Fig and how it’s flourishing nearly two years after bringing it home (mouse over the above image to see it in its infancy). BUT, after checking out that highly-aggro site, all I could hear was the internet trolls yelling at me about my dumb hipster tree and how I suck because doing anything that’s trendy is the worst, and obviously I am a horrible person because of it. Then I blasted T.Swifts ‘Shake it off‘ on repeat, and decided the haters were just going to have to hate. I’ve always loved having plants in my home, I love my Fiddle Leaf Figs. Yes, the first time I new it existed was after seeing it on the internet, but WHATEVER, I will continue to care for them and enjoy having them in my home.
I don’t have the worlds greenest thumb – I have to replace my Maiden Hair ferns about once every six months because they are sensitive bros, and they like to commit suicide if I miss a watering by a day or two. It kind of just goes with the territory, you have to be prepared to kill a plant every once in awhile. I’ve had really good luck with both my Fiddle Leafs but it took a lot of trial and error before I got the perfect care formula figured out. I wanted to share some of my tricks with you guys, and hopefully you won’t hate me for it, right?
So do you hate me because I have a plant in my home that other people also have? No? Good. So do you have one too? Have any tips or tricks you care to share? Maybe yours is from the land of blue and yellow like mine, how’s it doing?