A recent conversation I had with my husband:
Me: Have you been reading my blog?
Me: And? What do you think?
C: It’s good.
C: You’re kind of all over the place.
Me: But is the writing good?
C: You’re all over the place.
Me: Oh. Ok.
I started my blog as somewhere to just write whatever came to mind in the moment. It seemed like a better place to put my thoughts as it was a new experience to actually have the potential of other people in cyberspace actually reading what I wrote. True, I have an English Degree so am not new to criticisms and praises of my writing, but this would be raw and honest, without being analyzed by a professor. I am thoroughly enjoying writing, even if my blogs seem to be “all over the place”.
I did take the conversation to heart and really started looking at some of the great blogs out there and looked at what makes them so successful. Everyone has a very different way of expressing themselves and there are many different writing styles out there. The one thing I did find that each blog had in common with another was focus. As I make the decision to continue with my blog, I also made the decision to find a focus. Over the next little while, my Muse and I are going to do some re-vamping of the blog and although I can’t promise I won’t get distracted from time to time, I’m hoping I can write more regularly and organize my blog so I’m not quite so “all over the place”.
I hope you enjoy what is to come and please let me know if there are things you would like to see more or less of. After all, a blog is an epic fail without anyone to read it – I hope mine is an epic distraction for my readers 😉
– t.g. 2012
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