I've been gearing up to start blogging again lately. I've had this site up for a few months now, but I've been pretty busy with my son's PTA, and I've been so out of the habit of blogging it has just taken a while to get back in that mindset. I kept telling myself, I can't believe it took me a year to get a new website up after I decided to leave blogger. I mean, I can believe it, because I know me and my tendency for slow action. I just never intended it to take so long.
And, I'm fairly sure that I will be here on my own for some time, as I am not at all prone to self promotion. I need to work on that.
I've actually read and listened to quite a few people talking about the formula for writing a successful blog and I've realized that I do pretty much the opposite of every single one of those handy tips.
* Have a declared and discernible scope of topics for your blog. AKA - write about specific things that you know about.
Nope. I can't. I just ramble about anything that happens to enter into my brain and won't leave me alone. If I did otherwise I would get so oppressively bored that I might end up on the news that night.
* Blog regularly and predictably, such as daily or twice a week, etc.
See the first paragraph. Plus, when I am in the habit of blogging, it still only happens when inspiration strikes. I've tried to put myself on a schedule but I rebel against myself. How CRAZY is that? I rebel against myself!!
* Have regular features that your readers can look forward to each week, such as inspiration Thursday, or how to Mondays.
Sounds awesome and very organized and efficient. Again, I've tried and I rebel.
* Mention or post about other bloggers, creatives, makers, artists, and link to them.
I'd love to do that more often, but typically, by the time I email them to ask their permission and get a response back, I'm no longer excited and inspired to do it. I think that is a classic case of, "Oh, something shiny. Look!"
So, anyway. If you don't know me and you're wondering what this blog is going to be about, it's going to be about nothing and everything. It will be unpredictable and moody and may seem like it needs a prescription for Ritalin. But, it will also be genuine, honest, kind, and thoughtful. If that's your cup of tea, welcome! If not, you are also welcome, and I'm sorry in advance. =0)