No, I am not writing a post on the annoying and cluttered social networking site myspace, instead I am writing a post on why I blog.
There are lots of types of blogs. There are blogs devoted to parenting, saving money, reading books, getting healthy, spiritual growth, cooking, photography, music , etc., etc., etc. Most large (read lots of followers or readers) blogs usually have a niche, or a topic they focus on. For instance, "Moneysaving mom" focuses on frugal living, or "YoungHouseLove" and "NestingPlace" focus on home décor and remodeling, while "Shredheads" focus on working out and Jillian Michael's The 30 day shred. There are everyday life blogs, but typically you start reading those because they have some issue (like MckMama's youngest who has SVT, or Kelly's Korner who had complications during birth). When you go to these blogs, you are expecting something specific. You want a certain type of info.
I have no niche, on my blog or in real life for that matter. I am not an expert on any one area, and I get bored without diversity. This is probably why I follow such a wide assortment of blogs, not just one or two types. I like the change of pace and thinking. Anyhow, my point is I do not blog because I have a lot to say on anything really. I have no wisdom on my own to share about anything under the sun. If you know me you know this is true, I am kind of a nutcase, always trying to do too much or too little (funny isn't it? I am either running around trying to be superwoman or I am being so lazy I make my cat look like superwoman!).
So why do I blog? I blog because this is my space. This is my online journal, if you will, that serves to get thoughts out of my head and onto some "paper". It is a place where I can share stories or thoughts that I might otherwise share with my best friends, but they all live too far away or our schedules are just polar opposite so it feels like they live too far away. I blog to hold me accountable to doing things I desire to do, kind of like one would do with an accountability partner… only we don't meet face to face.
So I post a lot of different and random things. And lately I have gotten slack from several people who read this thing and actually know me about some of the types of posts I do. It has actually made me self conscious about the whole blog. You may or may not have noticed that I have done zero posts since Saturday (except for Name that movie Friday, which I had already written- I have actually written those out till December! Ha). This is because I was worried about my blog being annoying to people. Really? I am now worrying about what people think of my blog? Does the people pleasing ever end??
Too be continued…