Every now and then I wonder if I should change my blog. I think about choosing only one topic and devoting my blog to it. I wonder if I should be doing something different to attract more readers. This morning while I was nursing Brennen, I thought again about these things. Then I asked myself why I’d started my blog in the first place. There are two reasons.
First, I’d been reading blogs for quite some time, and decided that publishing one of my own would help me get into the habit of writing regularly. That’s my biggest challenge with my writing. I struggle with writing consistently. I thought that perhaps a blog would help me practice writing regularly. I think it has helped me to improve my writing skills. As far as consistency goes… did I mention that I have a baby in the house? (He’s actually curled up in my arms as I type. And, yes, that does make typing interesting!)
My second reason for starting my blog was that I needed an outlet. I needed a place to write. And I wanted a place where I could post about serious topics, the hilarious moments of motherhood, and even the more mundane. I wanted a place to publish writings as eclectic as I am. And so I started blogging.
Reflecting on this made me realize that changing how I blog would mean that it no longer fulfilled one of the two reasons why I started it in the first place. Truthfully, restricting myself to only a narrow field of writing would take away a lot of the enjoyment I get from writing for my blog.
For now, I’ll just leave things the way that they are and keep on writing about whatever catches my fancy. Well, writing whenever I can find a reasonably quiet block of time! As much as I’d really like to write more often, I’ve got the rest of my life to write. The baby napping in my arms won’t be my baby for long. So if I’m choosing between writing or spending a few extra minutes snuggling one of my kids, I’ll take the kids!