All Beliefs are Welcome Here!
If people like being trendy, they should be trendy. Liking to keep up on trends doesn't make you any less of a pagan. In fact, as things update, I think it makes some things easier.
I have a smart phone which I keep spells I've done or like in my notes category.
You don't have to live in a cabin in the woods to be a "good" pagan. You can have a smart phone, and trendy clothes, and still be able to keep in touch with whatever you think makes you a pagan.
Many ancient polytheistic cultures embraced the "modern" technology of their time, and made great advances in various fields of architecture, science, astronomy, and mathematics. There's evidence that the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans (and I'm sure a great many other ancient cultures) were conscious of fashion trends, popular entertainment, popular cuisine, and even popular cults or religions.
Being pagan doesn't have to mean living like a hermit in some secluded rural area, denouncing modern technology.
But for FFS no cell phones in circle! LMAO
Don't forget the goth stereotype, too. A lot of people seem to think pagans are either hippies or goths and can't possibly look like the average person, especially a professional person.
I think it's funny because I know a lot of professional pagans. I'm a probation officer, I know pagans who are Sheriff's deputies, chiropractors, nurses, court clerks, business owners, etc. People just can't give up their preconceived notions. They think we're all teenagers rallying against the system. Ha!
As a professional (social worker) I completely agree. Its like I put on some nice clothes and to the world I suddenly can't be deviant! *rolls eyes*