In case it’s not already clear, I’ve been in a serious rut lately in regards to this blog. I am an avid blog reader, and currently I feel like I have such a lack of focus and direction as to what I want to write about. I have been reading some of my favorite bloggers who have just had a baby (and here), went on vacation to Hawaii, or are training for a marathon. It’s easy, as an aspiring blogger, to doubt that I have an interesting enough life that people will want to read about it. However, I honestly think leading an interesting life is not a requirement of successful blogging. It’s how you present your material, and how you can engage others to feel like they relate to you. Being easy to relate to is a huge factor as to why I stay loyal to a blog. This reiterates the idea that being an average person is not a detriment in the blog world – it actually helps you.
Anyway, now that this has turned into somewhat of a brain dump, I want to make a promise to my readers & myself that I will not give up on this blog. Despite my lack of posting and content lately, I am going to try my best to produce worthwhile material and present it in a pleasing way, all the while attempting to figure out where I want to take this blog. I am all about presentation, and my crappy iPhone pictures do not portray this at all. I love photography, I love taking pictures, and I have a nice camera to do so – it’s pure laziness as to why I don’t showcase this! It’s just inexcusable.
I have many different interests (fashion, interior decorating, photography, food, etc.), so that’s why I feel like I this blog does not have a clear direction. I am going to be working on a title, as well as hopefully purchasing a domain soon, which I believe will help me hone in on a certain niche. Once I do this, I think I will be more comfortable promoting my blog through social media, something I currently avoid due to a lack of confidence.
Now I want to ask you guys – how did you find your blogging stride? I’ve often heard you should write about something that you would want to read. But my problem is that I read a plethora of blogs on different topics!! Any advice for someone just starting out?!
Sorry for the wordy post – just wanted to get my thoughts out! I’ll be back in later with a post on my lunch – I’m planning a good one 🙂