I think it is time for a little inward contemplation about this blog.., yes lets blog about blogging! (cue eye rolling now) Feel free to click away now if you like, I won’t be offended I promise!
I’ve been blogging for a while now. I resisted blogging for quite some time (being a net nerd I knew lots of people who were blogging long before it was even remotely cool) but eventually gave in deciding a bit of a blog would be a good way to promote my digi scrapping designs – since everyone else in the digi scrap world was starting a blog and you know how much of a sheep I am! baa! I got hooked pretty quickly and the blog became much more about my life than about digi scrapping.
So here I am now, a little over two and a half years later. I have my own domain name. I have moved to self hosted wordpress. I am totally addicted, to put it mildly. Yet for the past few weeks I have been wondering what exactly my blog is about.
I started a new blog which launched the other week – lazycowdesigns.com It’s all about digi scrapping, my designs, photography, graphic design, being creative and stuff like that. It is also a home base for some custom design work I have enjoyed doing in the past and would like to do more of (anyone need a custom designed invitation or greeting card??). While I could have included all that stuff here at picklebums I felt the need to split it off, give it its own voice so to speak. So while it has been a slow beginning over there I am hoping it will quietly grow and I’ll enjoy posting there as much as I do here (tip – go visit on a friday and join in my Flickr Friday fun!).
So I know what my lazycow blog is about – but what is picklebums about?? Do I have a direction for this blog? Do I need one??
When I sat down to re-write my about page the other day I was totally stumped. What is this blog about? Um… er… well… it’s about my kids. It’s about having twins, and how I cope, or don’t cope with that.. though the older the Twinadoes get the less immense the fact that they are twins seems to become. It’s about having three kids and all the fun that involves. It’s about being a Mum, a house wife, except I am not a very good housewife! It’s about living on ten acres in a semi rural area, about trying to grow veggies, trying to live simply – though we are not very good at that either! It’s about stuff to do with your kids. It’s about how I desperately want to be organised but just aren’t.
I guess it’s just about me, and that’s ok…. people come and read, they leave comments (and I love you for it!) but I am feeling like I need a little direction. Have you noticed on this blog I tend to start things, think they are a brilliant idea for a while but then they peter out not to long after? Grateful Friday? This new(ish) ‘What Can We Do Today?’ thing? I think that is all about me looking for direction but not being exactly sure if I am on the right path.
I still want to blog about me and my crazy family. I still want to blog about failing miserably at being organised. I still want to blog the odd recipe, the odd tid bit about our garden and our property. I still want to make you smile when you read about the bizarre things me and my kids get up to. I still want to do all that….
I think I’d also like to blog more about activities you can do with your kids. That is a part of my brain I used to love using when I was teaching preschool, that I still love to use with our kids, and that I think I’d like to share that. I’d like to be a little useful, would that be useful? I am not sure exactly where to go with this, or how or if anyone is even remotely interested.
So help a girl out here please. What makes you read my blog now? What would make you read it tomorrow and the next day? What makes those of you who leave comments comment? What makes those of you who visit but have never commented not comment? What do you want me to blog about? (anyone who is remotely related to me doesn’t need to give their opinion I already know that you want more photos of my children)
Also while I am talking about comments – I must apologies for not comment around the place as much as usual of late. I’ve been trying to get the new blog up and balance where I spend my computer time as well as deal with a few issues with the kids so my comment time has lost out in all this. I am still reading all your blogs, still loving you all and I will try to do better, I promise.
I am also not very good at following up and replying to your comments here either. I am having a bit of a dilemma as to what is the best way to reply to your comments. Should I reply by commenting in the comments section here on the blog? Or should I email you with personal replies to your comments? Or should I do both??
Ah I am just so indecisive aren’t I!?! So do, please, let me know what you think!