with this blog. You know how a lot of bloggers have a "mission statement" of sorts? I don't have one of those. I have no theme. I have no category you could stick me in. I'm okay with that.
Who the hell am I and what am I doing here?
I recently looked at my first blog post and remembered that my original intention was to post various craft projects that I'd learn to master. Only I never did it. Then I went through phases where I thought I'd be a "mama" blogger and post parenting stuff. Then I was posting as an Etsy seller all about shop stuff. Back and forth, back and forth. I thought a lot about what my blog "should be" and whether I was a "mom blogger" or a "craft blogger" or "Etsy seller blogger" and where I fit in. If my customers were reading, it was weird to post about parenting stuff, right? If my mama friends were reading it was weird to post about shop stuff, right? I felt so stifled.
Then suddenly, none of that mattered. I got over myself and realized that nobody fucking cares. The moment I stopped having a blogging agenda was the moment I actually enjoyed this gig. What a freeing feeling! If I just keep writing stuff - real, honest stuff - without worrying about who is reading then eventually my people will be reading. And if that means nobody is reading, or only one person is reading, well, then that is okay too. (Hi mom)
Obviously, my readers have come and go as my blog has tossed and turned. So if you are reading this now, then let me tell you, you are one of the coolest people in blogland for putting up with me! And if you have stuck around and seen the changes over the years, you are most certainly my people.
So what is yet to come here? I have no idea. But I promise it will be real.
I know I'm not the only one who struggles with bloggy angst. What is your approach? Do you have an agenda, mission statement or theme? Ever feel stifled? If you blog, WHY do you have a blog?