Have you ever had a question that bothered you for so long that you just gave up on trying to find the answer, only to find that the answer was probably the simplest thing ever? Yep. This happened to me.
I’ve spent more time in the past several months staring at my blog, slack jawed and frustrated, wondering what the hell I was going to do with it. I define myself as a blogger, but I haven’t shown my blog enough love. I don’t post consistently. I’m unfocused. I lose interest. And it’s because I’m relying on this ridiculous expectation that just. isn’t. true.
Your blog doesn’t have to be about just one thing.
So here I sat, for months, worrying about my one thing.
But, I don’t want to just write about one thing. I want to write about lots of things.
I want to write whimsical pieces about things that are slimy.
I want to write about marketing, new media, and SEO.
I want to write about ways I add loveliness into my everyday life.
I want to write about acts of kindness.
I want to write about balance and taking care of myself.
I want to write about movies. And food, too.
So why am I throwing myself into a trap that says, “Oh, hey, to be taken seriously you have to write about just one thing.”
Nope. Nope. Nope. WRONG.
I DON’T have to write about one thing. There are a TON of bloggers that don’t write about the same thing. Sure, they may have a common thread that connects their posts, but they don’t just write about one subject. A person isn’t defined by just one thing – and a blog doesn’t have to be either.
And the sad part is that it took me so long to arrive to this conclusion. I was going to buy ebooks and courses and do worksheets to give me the answer to what was my one purpose, but I’m not a one subject kind of girl. I like lots of things – and now, I can enjoy blogging about them without the pressure – because I’m giving myself permission.
I’m giving myself permission to be me and write what I want to write.
And I’m sorry that it took me so long to get to this point because you, dear reader, have suffered because of it.
Okay, now to get started afresh – and figure out how the hell categories will work with this theme. Wish me luck! It’s about to get organized up in hurrrr!