I’ve been thinking about this space and where I want to go with it and what I want it to be. When I first started this blog, I was coming off the first year with twins. Still in survival mode, but we were beginning to sense a rhythm to our days, a cadence, an ebb and flow to be depended upon (mostly), which made me realize that I could devote a wee bit of time to a creative outlet like, say, blogging. What I didn’t count on was this: I built it and you came.
I’ve loved getting to know you. I’ve looked forward to your comments and your own posts, but with readership comes dependability and responsibility, and even if I’m the only one who really notices, I think it’s important that I post regularly, and not just to post for the sake of posting. My words need to mean something to someone, even if that someone is just me. The effect that this realization had was paralyzing. I suddenly couldn’t think of things to write about. I started to compare myself to other writers, other bloggers. I put pressure on myself to get things out just to get them out, and then I slowly fizzled and faded and generally avoided this space until I was questioning whether I want to do this anymore at all.
And so I’m still mulling over the possibilities of this space. Simply put, I’m trying to determine who I want to be as a blogger. I know that I want to incorporate a lot more writing and publishing and maybe not so much day-to-day parenting, though at this point I can’t not write about parenting. I’m too muddled in the trenches — it’s a defining factor of my Self right now. I know that I will be posting updates to the novel in progress (more to come on that in the next post). I know that I want to post at least three times a week. I’m even considering a name change to the blog (I didn’t do a whole lot of brainstorming on this before diving in and now I’m wishing I would have chosen something more definitive to what I’m doing here…so I should probably figure that out before making any identity changes).
By the way, I asked Google for a simple mathematical equation (because I turn to Google in times of need), something like:
Ideas + Passion divided by the square root of Time = Blog Identity
But it was useless. In case you were wondering.
So what I want to know from you is this: How has your blog evolved since its early days? Do you ever lose steam or question if you want to continue blogging? Have you ever changed your blog’s name and is this something that can be easily done without losing and/or confusing readers?
Thanks for sticking with me!