i'm totally struggling with the blogging lately. have you noticed? that's just the thing---i'm not sure if anyone IS noticing.
i feel like i'm struggling to find my voice as a blogger or for a strong identity or something. what IS my blog? how would a reader describe it easily to someone else?
WHY do i blog? i've asked myself this a number of times lately. i guess it began because i wanted to connect with other mothers. so i started a blog called Peeping Moms. then, i quit that when i was offered a job as a "food blogger." i joined up with a blog network called Content Quake. then, shortly after my daughter was born, i gave that up as well. i had to post everyday and do lots of linking within the post and i was too underslept to keep up.
then, along came this blog. stared out as a food blog--the clean plate club, everyone has heard that phrase. definitely family-focused, but still about food at it's heart. i started the Cookie Carnival for something fun to do in the blogosphere.
then, i realized that getting into crafting, sewing and taking pictures made me feel like my blog should be more. more about me and what i'm interested in. so, i added "Tales of Food and Family." it encompasses it all--the parenting, the interest in Waldorf education, the crafting, the sewing, the family life. it's all good, right?
but somehow it feels like it's still not working. or i would be posting more? sometimes i think i'm too worried about how it will be received or trying to hard to be make it be like other blogs or just not having anything interesting to say. or fearing that i don't.
so, now through all of it, i've somehow forgotten my initial desire---to connect with other moms. most of the moms i found when i was doing Peeping Moms have fallen away as readers/commenters on this blog. and i don't see much of the real "foodies" i once connected with either. so, who IS out there? anyone? or is it just the Cookie Carnivalers who come here now?
i feel like it comes down to lack of posting frequency and lack of focus. but i don't know how to fix it. any pointers? anyone? anyone? Bueller?
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