I’ve been struggling with what to write about on my blog recently (shocker!) and I think I know why. It’s because I don’t follow a ‘theme. If I was a professional blogger (ha!) I wouldn’t know what to tell people I blogged about. You get beauty bloggers, lifestyle bloggers, mummy bloggers, cleaning bloggers, travel blogger, food bloggers… you get the point and the list could go on. But what sort of ‘blogger’, am I?
I have decided I am a ‘blog-about-whatever-is-taking-an-interest-in-my-life-at-that-moment-in-time blogger’. I think this goes back to what I said in my blog post about hobbies. I don’t really have one, so there isn’t a particular thing I like to blog about. I have also noticed that I am very fickle when it comes to what sort of ‘themes’ I like to fill my life with when it comes to my own social media viewing, and it all seems to depend on what I currently going through in my own life, and what takes my fancy.
When I started this blog, it was because I was off to university, so I was blogging about that. Then I got engaged and was blogging about wedding planning, then it was pregnancy, new mum life…you get the point.
Well my newest life event is that we bought our first home this year. So naturally I have been immersing myself in organisation and cleaning content, so naturally that’s the sort of content I’m going to want to write about. But as you will have noticed, there hasn’t been much writing going on, and I’m going to try and explain why.
Firstly, I didn’t even really know why, until I started writing this blog post. But after putting some of my thought’s down I think I understand. I think it’s because these days blogging can be a full time job, and we all want (whether we admit it or not) to try and cash in on it. However there is a big problem with that, it’s now an over saturated market. When I first started blogging, it was really a ‘thing’. Youtube was still fairly new, and definitely wasn’t a paid job, and the same can be said for bloggers. These day’s you have to find your niche, and be really consistent with blogging if you want it to take off, and that just isn’t something I can commit to, and let’s be honest it’s not really my style of blogging either. Also, even if I did, it would be a very long and slow process and I really don’t have the patience, or even the drive to do that right now. Yes it would be great if one day I was noticed for these weird and wonderful ramblings and was paid to ramble on about life in my own little way, but I very much doubt that would ever happen, because as I said above, I don’t fit into a category. I write about whatever is taking my fancy at the moment, because my blog posts seems to be like diary entries. There is no real structure to them or magic recipe to how I write a blog post. Some are long, some are short, some are lists, some include pictures- although most of them don’t. They are also very unpolished, and it is very rare that I will even proof read a blog post, apart from correcting any words that have a red squiggle underneath to show a spelling mistake, before I post it online.
I think the best was to continue with this blogging malarkey is just to post whatever the heck I want to, like I have been doing for the last 7 years and hope that someone out there is interested enough to give it a read. Originally, I was going to explain what I was going to do differently and what format these blog posts would now be done in, but let’s be honest; a) I doubt anyone cares, because I doubt many people are reading this and b) There is not a chance I would even stick to my new ‘format’, because it’s clear to see I just can’t do it, or rather, it’t not my ‘style’.
If you have made it to the end of this post, then well done and thank you for reading! Stay tuned for fragmented and sporadic posts, whenever they take my fancy, because let’s be honest, I’m not a professional blogger, and I am unlikely to eve be one anyway!
P.S, I did actually proof read this one before I hit post, just to see if I could do it, and I did – yay me.
P.P.S That doesn’t mean to say the spelling and grammar is accurate or correct, because that is one of my downfalls of writing, and another reason why I couldn’t do this professionally!