Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I Am...

I am...behind in blogging. But not really. I've had wonderful, witty blog posts in my head for the last two weeks. And then I come to get them out of my head and onto a post and suddenly they don't sound so witty. Or wonderful. And so I post nothing.

I've also been trying to decide what I want this blog to be and where I would like it go. After blog conference season it seems Twitter is full of people wanting to take their blogs to the next level. Find their niche, promote their brand, make money. Suddenly they are making all these changes and I have to wonder...should I be doing the same thing? It's easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of it all (even if I have yet to attend a conference). I see nice things happening to bloggers and for a split second I think...why not me? But let's get real...I don't feel sorry for myself or my blog because I never set out for this to be a money maker or even a big deal. I did it because I enjoyed writing, I enjoyed chronicling my first pregnancy and then my second and now motherhood.

It is easy to get wrapped up in the world of blogging and what your blog should or should not be. And how real you should or shouldn't be. I remember when I first started really blogging, it was other first time and seasoned moms. There wasn't twitter or Facebook "fan" pages. It was just posts and comments. And if a posts really spoke to you, you could email the blogger and actually get a response. Now there are reviews, giveaways and parties. It can be overwhelming and at the same time lonely.

I'm not sure where I am headed with my blog or if there will really be a change. I just know that I have been thinking and wondering.