Evolution Of A Bloggy-Type Person

I’m passing through quite an interesting time in my life.

One that has me thinking.

Changing.

Evaluating.

A time where both my children and I are reaching critical life stages. It’s new territory, man. Not easily navigable. Continuously shifting.

As a person, I feel like I made a tremendous leap in the past couple of months. I have more clarity and a deeper sense of purpose.

Dare I say it… I’ve grown up a bit. (Shudder) 

I’m no longer sure where this blog fits into my life anymore. Not that I will be abandoning it, mind you. The blog has been with me for so long that it is like another appendage. I just foresee some changes in its future.

How does it fit in with my life as a professional? As a mother?

What purpose does it now serve?

I’m not really sure I know, to tell you the truth.

What I do know is that I love writing. I love journaling. I love telling stories and occasionally inspiring people. I’m not sure this platform has been successfully accomplishing that though. I’ve been trying to follow the “recommended” and “best practices” by covering certain topics, creating editorial calendars and yada, yada, yada. And you know what? I’m one frustrated writer.

So instead of self-censoring, I thought I would just go ahead and put these thoughts out there for the universe or whomever to read it.

Wow, it feels good to get that off my chest.

4 Responses to "Evolution Of A Bloggy-Type Person"

  1. Jessica
    Jessica 676 days ago .

    Oh. My. Gosh. I have been thinking the same thing. In fact, I decided about a week ago that for my birthday this year I’m going to give myself the gift of not feeling like I have to blog anymore. And therefore the gift of not checking stats to see if anyone cares what I wrote, the gift of spending more time outside with my son, the gift of being more present in the offline.

    Because of what I do for a living, I’ve felt an obligation to…for thought leadership, for musing on the latest digital trends…but my hearts not in my blog anymore. And to be honest, it hasn’t been for awhile (if not blogging for 8 months was already any indication). Why? Because it used to be fun but now it’s an obligation. I’m having more fun doing what I love for my clients and how my work is evolving and let’s face it, my work depends a lot on me being in front of the computer. So guess what. This year that I turn 36? I’m going to take on some new hobbies…maybe paddle boarding, maybe DIY and home decorating, maybe entertaining my IRL friends at my home more.

    Can you tell you touched on a nerve? Thank you for that. (And thank you for the reminder that hopefully every post is written in a way that touches on someone’s nerve or inspires them to think more).
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  2. JennieG
    JennieG 676 days ago .

    I KNEW we were a lot alike. I’ve been reviewing some of my past posts and just really not liking the content. I feel like it is too superficial, and too forced. Sigh. Coffee soon? In person? :)

  3. Jodifur
    Jodifur 676 days ago .

    I think I have written variations of this same post like 12 times. Yet I keep going back to my blog. Somedays I feel like never writting again. And then I paid for a huge redesign hoping for inspiration.

    So what’s next?
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  4. Stacey @ Tree, Root, and Twig

    I came to this conclusion and more about my own blog earlier this year. I *totally* feel you on this!
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