I’ve been thinking about how I can be more active on my blog, and create more of a presence for myself in the blogging world. I’m good at thinking up ideas, but then procrastinate until the cows come home. This has resulted in some big time lapses between posts.
One of the reasons for this is that I’ve been trying to work out my niche – where I fit in the blogosphere. It occurred to me today, however, that I don’t need a niche to write. I’m interested in lots of different things, therefore I want to write about different things. I originally intended this to be my log of sunbeams – little moments of pleasure in an unpredictable world. I then went off on a tangent and had a wee rant about some issues that bother me. So I expanded my original intentions and included rants too! As a mum of four, I have a lot going on – all day, every day. My children love to learn, be it through playtime, crafts, reading, food, television and more. I also have a lot of interests: sewing, knitting, crochet, baking, reading, cocktails (yes, it is a legit interest), education, eco-living, spirituality, gardening…
And so I expanded yet again… This shouldn’t surprise me, as I’ve always had a bit of an eclectic personality. Music, books, fashion – I like a wide range of everything.
So how do I fit all of this into one blog? Simple – different instalments on different days:
- Mags’ Monday Musings – a longer post, detailing whichever sunbeam or rant that has caught my attention that week.
- Whimsical Wednesdays – usually a list of whatever takes my fancy (oh I do so love a list!), or details of any seasonal antics that my family have been up to.
- Follow Friday – a round up of some fellow bloggers that have caught my attention.
So there we have it. My plan to stay active in the blogging world. It may expand again, but that’s ok. If we’re not constantly expanding our thoughts and ideas, we’re at risk of stagnating – and that’s not what I want. Stay tuned for more alliterative/sibilant/assonant titles!