Baby StepsI started my blog last summer as a way to chronicle my son's arrival into a world I left - school. I thought I would write about the way the school system appeared from this side and share my insights. Then I found myself taking a long break and not writing for weeks and months at a time. I eventually got up from my stumble and took a few awkward steps and wrote about things that had little to do with my son's education. I didn't really give much thought to finding a niche or fitting into this on-line world.
Recently someone asked me to describe my blog. They wanted to know if I have a mom blog. I wasn't quite sure how to answer that question. I said I write about parenting, cooking, cleaning, diaper wipes, friends, faith and on an on. I didn't know how to define my blog. All of a sudden the desire to fit in grew. I wanted to fit in. So I tried different things, contests, giveaways, reviews etc... I joined blog communities in the hopes that I would gain approval and
All Grown Up
None of that felt right. I asked myself what is the purpose of my blog? It was no longer to chronicle my son's entrance into my old world, it wasn't to gain a following, it was to inspire. I realized that when I go to a blog over and over again, I go there for inspiration. So I will put the contests, giveaways, Tasteful Tuesdays, Make it Fridays away for now. But don't be surprised if I do share a recipe and talk about how I made something that saves me time and money. After all it is my blog!
The insecure, trying to get everyone to sign your year book, zipper jean wearing stage is behind me. I finally realized that fitting in is only important if it's the right fit. These words on this page are my perfect fit.
(Please don't be offended if you do any of the things mentioned above. You are entitled to find your perfect fit.)
Have you found your blog identity?