Monday, June 7, 2010

Where to go?

I started thinking after reading this post from Dumb Mom over at Parenting by Dummies ... wait ... read mine first ... then go visit her!!!!

I started thinking about where this blog is going.

Do I know where this blog is going?  Do I have a plan for this little place of internet?

not really

I mean, sure, making money from here would be freakin' awesome, but I don't even know where to start with that.  I'm kinda everywhere ... kinda random.  I don't really have a niche, and the five people who read me will tell you that.

yes, I know I have more than 5 readers ... maybe 10

Do I wanna be a power mommy blogger?

When I think of blogging part of me still thinks of the activists and the crazies ... my dad looks at me with that 'uh huh' look when I talk to him about it.

Plus ... I read some freakin' amazing blogs, and I think -- I can never be as awesome as they are or as witty as they are or as funny as they are.

why do I compare so much

I found this picture which totally sums up where I am...
Do I go up ... or down?  Of course I don't want to go down, but I know me, and I know that I'm bad about starting things strongly and then letting them go.  I tried cross-stitching, and I don't think I've ever finished a project.

So ... where do I go now?

Yes, I know my kids are the cutest, but I want visitors to comment on more than that.  I want them to say, great post ... you moved me ha or you had me laughing the whole time double ha.  But how do I do this?

Do I start hosting giveaways?  and like force people to follow me to win whatever?

Do y'all even like giveaways?

Do I start hosting a MEme?  yeah right ... like I'm creative enough to out something fun and unique  

I see other peeps who have been long for a shorter amount of time than me with like 500 followers.  How the poop did they get there?

yes ... I know ... the spent time on it.  They follow a ton of people.  They actively look for products to review and give away.  They make time for their blog.

I pass time at work.

but still ... I'm a bit jealous.

My photography skills have increased though ... fo sho!
now if I could just figure out where that road is leading ... sigh ...

On another note (I know I'm writing alot of nothing today)

This is my 194th post ... which means I could reach my 200th post by this weekend!  People like congratulate you on stuff like this.  and they do give-aways and swaps and host fun things.

I'd do a give-away ... anyone want a moody 2-year old?

I'd give-away the book I just finished reading ... except Leah ripped the dust jacket off and colored on it

I'd offer to re-design someone's blog ... but really I don't need a giveaway to do that.  I'd be honored if someone even asked me.

I'd tell you to send me questions and do a post with your answers ... do you have any questions?

Maybe I'll host some like theme - ed blog hop thingie.  I wonder what the theme should be ...

I don't know how big or little this blog will be, but I really need to stop freaking out when I lose followers was it something I said or don't get comments on a post.  

This is what I'm going to do:

and figure out how to be a better blogger ... or something like that ... I'm open for suggestions!


  1. I am sorry you are feeling this way. Personally I love your blog and think you are a wonderful blogger. If it makes you feel better I have been blogging since 2007 on my current blog and I only have grown in the past few months. It kinda just happened. I think you will do amazing things with this blog as you already are.

    Maybe you and I should start a design blog together

  2. Your photography skills are awesome. My pics suck- which is why I rarely post any.

    LOL @ a giveaway of your kid! I'd give away my 5 year old today. Too much attitude.

    I didn't know you could do blog design! Very cute!

  3. I understand where you are coming from completely. Earlier this year I was feeling down about blogging, I wasn't sure if anyone even had interest in reading what I was saying and wasn't sure where to go from here. Then I realized that I started blogging for me, and that I was going to keep doing just that. If people want to read, then by all means, enjoy, but at the same time, I'm not in this to get's just something I fell in love with. I've meet some amazing bloggers through all of this, yourself included, and I sometimes have a hard time with comparing myself to others. I think you are a great writer and I always look forward to your postings!

  4. I am the exact same way. When I started blogging I was posting almost every day. Now I am down to two or three days a week. I realized that I do it for the community. I'm not in it to make money, just friends! You are doing great. Keep it up!

  5. Ohh...don't feel you have no direction. You are awesome! And the world is you oyster. Do whatever you like. But don't give up. Not an option. Quitters never win. :) At least that's what my mom always told me.

  6. I can totally understand how you're feeling. I've been thinking about that lately too. Having a "popular" blog must take a HUGE amount of work!
    Hope you find some answers to your questions.

  7. Awww, don't get frustrated and stop! I love reading about you and your kids and whatnot even if I don't always comment (a lot of times because I have no kids and don't know what I'd say to relate).


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