I’m sure it hasn’t gone unnoticed that I don’t blog as much as I used to. I keep thinking I’m just in a slump (it’s happened before), and that I’ll get back into it soon enough. But I’ve been doing some thinking about this lately, and now I’m wondering if there isn’t actually more of a reason for my blogging issue.
It’s easy to say, “I just don’t have anything interesting to blog about right now.” But, I think it’s closer to the truth to say that I have TOO MUCH to blog about. Yet, I’m not sure that any one audience cares too much about any of it!!
I started this blog 4 years ago simply thinking it would be a nice and easy way to post pics of and stories about my kids… for our long-distance loved ones. And I still love the fact that it serves that purpose. But, the kids and my sorry attempt at motherhood aren’t the only things I like to blog about. So, this blog quickly turned into a home for a hodge-podge of things, which is probably a fair representation of my crazy, unorganized, muddled up life!
I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis, all different types of blogs: mommy blogs, craft blogs, book blogs, scrapbooking blogs, editing blogs… to name a few. And I’m starting to think it would be nice to have a “type” of blog. I love to blog about books, but I don’t do too much of that here because I consider my audience (the ones I know of, anyway!) and think that my dad and my granny probably really don’t CARE what I’ve read and what I thought about it. Same goes for scrapbooking, editing, etc.
So, tonight I was thinking that maybe I’ll start a second blog that’s just for book-related stuff… maybe I’ll finally join the oodles of book bloggers out there. And I got excited about that possibility. Until I had another thought… “maybe I should start another blog that’s just for scrapbook-related stuff and join my oodles of scrapbook friends who blog mostly about scrapbooking!” And then another thought… “how about a work/editing blog!” You get the point. I would love to have a blog about ALL of those things, but I really don’t want to keep up with four different blogs. And, just in case there are a few of you who read regularly who LIKE the hodge-podge of different things here, I don’t want you to have to check four blogs instead of one.
So, now I’m even more lost and confused and have no idea what to do about this blogging problem of mine. I guess if I were cool enough to have my own Web site, I could separate it into sections, right? But I’m not that cool. I use free WordPress, and I don’t want to become a “real” Web site developer, really.
What’s a blog girl to do??