Well, it's been a hot minute since I've written a blog post hasn't it?! Let's just say that parenting is tough, tougher than I anticipated it to be, both physically and mentally. I'll talk more about my absence in future posts but for today, I wanted to talk about something that I've been thinking about pretty much since the beginning of 2017.
You might notice that my blog has a new look, which I feel has been much needed for some time now! I'm really pleased with the new layout although I'm still going to be playing around with it a little bit, I'd love to hear what you think of it so far! Asides from needing a bit of a refresh, one of the reasons why I decided it was time for a new look is because I've decided that I want to "find my direction" with my blog. Let me explain.
We're all guilty of comparing ourselves to others, myself included. I often find that I put myself down about my blog. It's content, my style of writing, my photography, my choice of clothing. If there's something you've seen on my blog, you can bet your bottom dollar that I've sat in my living room staring at it and lining it alongside other people's content and photos and style. I know I shouldn't, but sometimes I just can't help it.
I think admiration and comparison fall dangerously close to each other in my mind. This can be both a blessing a a curse. Admiring other peoples work and efforts encourages me to create content that's just as good, but this is also me directly comparing my work with others. Do you see my problem? I read a lot of really amazing blogs. Personal style blogs, beauty blogs, parenting blogs, lifestyle blogs.. and there's me. Me and my little blog about personal style, beauty, life, pregnancy, motherhood and sometimes even food! That's a lot of very specific niche's all in one tiny little place. I fear that people will click on my blog and be lost in a sea of subjects that they don't really want to read about. Is this a beauty blog? Is this a parenting blog? Is this a style blog?
Well, my little corner of the internet is in fact, all of these things. Some days I wish my blog was just a style blog or just a beauty blog, but that's what I think is the beauty of "lifestyle blogging," you can kind of place all of your varying topics under one giant cloud, "lifestyle."
Over the next couple of months I'm going to really try and work at my blog to make sure that I only post content that I am 100% happy with and pieces that I am proud of and pieces that hopefully, I'll continue to be proud of in the future. There are a few topics that I enjoy writing about slightly more than others, so hopefully by the end of 2017 I'll feel a lot more confident in my blog and it's content and what direction it's going in.
So maybe I've found my direction, maybe I'm still growing as a blogger, but either way, I know that writing and sharing my stories and even my opinions(sorry, not sorry) is my "thing." It's what I enjoy doing and what I want to do and I don't really want to narrow it down to just one topic just yet, because my life is full of very varying topics, stories and experiences!
I'm going to try and stick to a publishing schedule of Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday's for a while and see how that works for me! Hopefully with a little schedule put into place it'll help me to get my words flowing! So stay tuned for lots more of my rambling and even the odd adventure!