Hipsters are everywhere

I love stumbling upon new blogs and two that I found and really liked have the word “hipster” in their titles. Just what is a hipster? Urban Dictionary offers this definition:

Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter…..Although “hipsterism” is really a state of mind,it is also often intertwined with distinct fashion sensibilities.

The two blogs I subscribe to are:

Hipster Runoff

Unhappy Hipsters

Poking around Tumblr and “alt-culture” blogs on the web recently, I noticed lots and lots of blogs referencing the term:

How Hipsters Date

Stuff Hipsters Hate

Hipster, please

Hipster Musings?

There are even hipster pet blogs.

It’s a whole generation of hipsters out there proclaiming, defining, noticing, mocking and proliferating hipster culture.

Of course, not everyone can be a hipster. You can’t even call yourself a hipster, or self-identify with a hipster clan, or that means you aren’t really one.