Getting Back in the Game

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about blogging, and moving forward with it in some new sort of direction – or rather, any direction.

That’s not to say I won’t continue lifeblogging, because that’s what I know (and love), but I’m feeling like I need a focus.  I could be a “mommy” blogger, but it’s not the entirety of my life.  I could blog about declutter and organisation, but I kind of already do that, plus I’m not even close to the standard of other organisational bloggers (and my house is further from any standard).  I could blog about geekery/nerdery, but I’m not more qualified to speak of those sorts of things than other people.

Basically what I’m saying is:

I need to find my niche.

I have random ideas but I don’t know where to start.  I am always on the lookout for the next big thing, but it is making itself rather illusive. For the time being, I’ll continue what I’m doing – lifeblogging – and hope that that something big and special makes itself known.  All I know is I want to blog more.  MOAR!

It’s hard because my life at the moment doesn’t consist of much.  I get up at about 6am with Lily, we say goodbye to Michael for work at 8am, then it’s just kind of “winging it” till he gets home at 5pm.  I have dinner, get the kids to bed, do an hour or so worth of work every night, and then go to bed.  My life has turned into a routine – and I hate routine.  I need something different to make more blog- (and read-)worthy posts.  My life is great, don’t get me wrong, and I wouldn’t switch it for the world.  But I tend to think that I could be blogging about something more than just my life, if you know what I mean?  There has to be something I can contribute to the blogging world that hasn’t been seen a thousand times before.

What do you think?  Is there something missing from blogs out there that I could accommodate?  Or do you think what I’m doing now (late 90’s-2000’s-style blogging) is enough?

Published byTerri

I'm Terri. I am a certified incubator, accomplished childbearer and working on my degree in housewifery. I also hold qualifications in pet ownership. I am of the Tasmanian variety, Pagan by religion, 28 by years, and prefer constant change of my environment over stagnation. I still can't get my shit together when it comes to a career, so currently I work from home.

3 Comments

  • Marion

    June 26, 2014 at 10:29 am Reply

    Hey Terri,
    I am often thinking up blog ideas for various friends who have interesting lives or unique perspectives on things, though usually the idea turns out to be too vague or too much work or just not very appealing to them – so the one I am about to suggest will probably fall into the same category! It was just something that came to me when I read your post about looking for a direction with your blogging. If nothing else, it might at least inspire some new trains of thought. So I was thinking about some of the key things that make you you, particularly things that you have written really good posts about in the past.

    – Motherhood
    – Interest and strong stance on moral issues that especially concern women and children (eg. women’s rights, same sex marriage, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders)
    – Technology/IT

    What about blogging about parenting in the digital age / the information age? The challenges and the benefits – raising emotionally and physically healthy children in an age of iPads, smart phones, selfies, cyber bullying, sexting and more, and looking also at how information technology can be such a help to new mums and children. You could talk about ethical issues of internet censorship, parental locks, children’s photos on social media and more, and also about how the internet helped you in your introduction to motherhood. Recommend and review shows, sites and games. Also talk about ways to keep children (and yourself) spiritually/environmentally connected?
    I think you have a unique perspective on all of this, as these topics have shaped your life in many ways – you were an IT whiz and internet user at age eleven, before most of us even knew how to type; you met your future husband online; and you are right in the middle of the generation who has lived through every one of these massive changes in how we communicate and learn.
    I am not all across the sort of parenting blogs that are out there, but maybe this could be something new. I think these are challenges which parents have never really had to face before our generation, and the more insight out there, the better! Anyway, just an idea to add to the list.
    Marion x

    • Terri

      June 26, 2014 at 1:05 pm Reply

      Marion – this is why I love you! Thank you so much – I kind of “knew” I wanted to do ‘mummy’ blogging but I wasn’t sure how to separate myself from the same-old articles; I definitely need a niche and I think you’ve hit the nail on the head with your suggestions. Now, do I continue with this blog, or do I start a whole new one for those sorts of articles? But thank you thank you thank you!!!

  • Marion

    June 26, 2014 at 2:10 pm Reply

    Yay!! I’m so happy to help! I think you could write really well about these things, and people will be interested to read it. Will look forward to seeing how it evolves…

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