When I first started to blog, I went in without really thinking. I discovered a friend's blog and after a few emails, I just jumped in. I had no idea there were cool names, catchy blog titles or even a tracking system. And comments--what the heck were they?
I was merely going to record things I did with my family. My rules were simple--never insult anyone, only discuss items someone over the age of 10 would be comfortable reading, no politics and try to make the internet a friendlier place. Seriously, that was my plan.
I found a few blogs about cooking and decided to join in the fun with my 'whole food' approach cooking blog. I strived to keep this up to date but honestly my heart was not there. I do have a passion for healthy eating but it was too much to keep up two blogs. I have not written in it since August.
During this, I discovered the whole blogging world. I made friends, even went to dinner with local bloggers and found more and more blogs.
I found blogs like mine, blogs that expressed their political views, blogs that kept me up to date in the fashion world and blogs that taught. I was in awe of how powerful a blog could be. How much it could help a person, how it could communicate with anyone else in the world. Just powerful.
So here I am. A year later and at a crossroads. I have to admit writing about my life from time to time is OK but honestly I get bored reading about me--much less writing about me. Let's face it, the life of a stay at home is not the most exciting thing and I don't think my day will be featured on Perez Hilton anytime soon ;) Please don't get me wrong--I love reading the blogs of other mommies--I find each and every mommy interesting. I just don't feel my life is something I want to write about all the time.
There have been so many posts I have written that I never hit 'publish'. There have been lots of whining, lots of anger and well I just don't care to bring that out to the world. Not because I don't think those are valid emotions--I just know me and I know I do not like to record those emotions for the world to see forever. That's just me.
I am thinking I'd like to expand my posts. I really admire this blog by CC. I love her teaching ideas and her passion for her work with children. You have no idea how many neat ideas I have seen on her blog.
I cannot begin to tell you how much I would love to post some ideas I have regarding homeschooling/education and be able to make a positive difference in a mom's life. That would the best. To improve someone's life by just a little.
So for the next few days I am going to choose my path for the next year. I don't think I will ever completely stop discussing my children but there's room for more. I might do some education posts. And I am hoping there is a way to be a truly positive impact for someone. I might add some recipes. I don't know. I do know I want to grow and bring my blog to its next level.
Wish me luck :)