Monday, January 18, 2010

Re-thinking my blog...again

So, I haven't been blogging regularly like I used to because I'm rethinking the purpose of my blog again. A couple of months ago, I started reading people's blogs and got really motivated to start my own. I didn't really know what I wanted to write about so I found inspiration from others and came up with a topic for each weekday. However, that eventually became a chore. I felt like sometimes I was writing just because I was supposed to and not because I wanted to. Also, I sometimes feel like I don't have time to blog and do other things I want to focus on. So, I'm trying to figure out how to use my blog to help me accomplish some other things. For example, I want to start the Project Life kit by Becky Higgins. A blog I read, The Mom Creative, will be doing a link up on Tuesdays where people can link their blogs to show off their pictures for the week. I'm excited because my blog will actually be helping me to do something that's important to me...documenting our family life through pictures. I'm hoping to use my blog to keep track of milestones in my kid's lives, too. *S*'s baby book is still empty and *L*'s is done up to the first year (she's 2 now). I know there are some things I can go back and look at from my blog. So, I'd like to make that something intentional from now on. I also want to have record of the funny stuff that happens in life. Helene has a hilarious blog where she often writes about the funny stuff her kids say and do. She has 2 sets of twins, so you can only imagine. She could publish her blog into a book and it would sell like crazy! So, I'm still cooking up my blog ideas. Any suggestions for other ways to use my blog to help me be an organized working mom with great photos and memories of my family? For those of you that blog, how do you use your blog to help you accomplish goals that you have?


DysFUNctional Mom said...

When I first started blogging, I read something about Blogging Without Obligation. I've always remembered it and it has served me well. If I can't think of anything to blog about, am not motivated to blog, or just don't have time, I don't blog and I don't feel guilty about it. I LOVE my blog but it has to be something that brings me pleasure, not a task.
I LOVE Helene too, her blog is one of my very favorites!
I came by from SITS.

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

You can actually make your own book (including pictures) using your blog material if you wish at I just found this out recently. I agree with DysFUNctional Mom, I blog because I want to, not because I have to. That is one reason why I haven't monetized my blogs. Helen's blog has become my favorite--she is SO funny!

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean. I like my blog but sometimes I will go a whole week without blogging. I just can't blog about something without really 'feeling' it.

I also get inspiration from other blogs as well. Some bloggers blog every single day! I guess my life just isn't that exciting HAHA.

Stopping by from SITS.

Anonymous said...

Stopping by from SITS! My blog helps me learn how to cook. I wanted to cook through an entire cookbook (guess where I got that idea LOL) in a year. It definitely helps keep me on track knowing that there are people out there expecting me to finish.

Lora said...

Well, I don't have kids of my own, or a promising career (unless I can get back into the classroom...), so I really do just blog for me. I'm just honored that people enjoy reading it!

Visiting you from SITS today :)

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

I've been blogging since 2005 and I STILL go through these phases! : ) Hang in there and write about what makes you happy!

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