Is a common thought which travels through my mind, and I am hoping I am not the only blogger who sees question marks. The family life I have is not as eventful as I may dream, we don’t get out, and days become repetitive. Our nearest big city is not the biggest, with only 18,000 people give or take. I stay at home most of the time, to save gas, and only go out once or twice a week for some other mom interaction with my mom’s group.
Life gets boring, it’s just how it is, I am sure there are other mom bloggers who feel the same way, there has to be. I am by no means beginning a self pity campaign, I am curious as to how others stay creative, and keep up with topics to write about. Because unless my family goes on vacation, something funny happens, or the weather is nice, I feel as though my postings are dry and lack interest. Having me question as to why my blog is so important, why others may want or not want to read, are we that great.
Given I am still searching for a niche, with belief that I have found it I am just not quite ready to, TADA…display it yet. I hate, participating in blog hops, which in total I’ve only done two or three, and having no content posted for several days. Yes, yes, I know they are extremely fun, you meet other bloggers, and expand social outreach, plus it gives me something to post, often times ideas for things to write, but I feel as though I am using the “hop” host for my gain.
I may be to analytical when it comes to writing, if I think of a particular topic to write about whether it be how to keep your socks white, or ways to keep the germs away. What my brain wants is for me to begin brainstorming, outlining, researching, and turning one simple blog posting into a full blown research paper. Is that normal? If I want to have my facts straight before giving my opinion on a topic, but if I research will my opinion be influenced?
Then is my honest and emotional opinion most important to my readers without an analytical and closely magnified examination of some topic? I would like to think that my opinion, regardless as to whether there is fact to back it, is what others enjoy reading, and just because it is my opinion.
I read other blogs by business owners and stay-at-home moms who have hobbies like crafts, cooking, couponing, or even blog design. These other bloggers are interesting. It is as though in today’s world the typical blogger is becoming more of a celebrity, with giving insight on their daily or weekly lifestyle. This ability makes for a long day of reading, and developed judgment of others, typically choosing whether we like or dislike them for their attitude.
This is where my difficulty is when writing, wondering if this will have a purpose. Sometimes the posts do, sometimes not, but mostly a purpose of getting my mind out of my cranium, and into writing. Of course my family wants to read everything I have shut up in my noggin, because well…they LOVE me, supporting each word I write, and I expect them to read each post. For everyone else, my other followers, I do not hold you to the same expectation. If I did then I would only be hurting myself, so whatever topic honestly written on really has to be me, and not some research topic. Then, you, as a reader have to make the judgment as whether you like me. If my random, nonsensical postings are your cup of reading, and if you enjoy how my brain thinks on things.
So, did this post have purpose or point, probably not? Was this what I wanted to write about, I don’t know, since I didn’t know what to write about to begin with? I recon my biggest difficulty is staying creative, and on topic, a topic with meaning and understanding, so how do you, other bloggers, do just that?