Saturday, April 14, 2012

Finding my blogging groove



I so want to be a blogger.  I so want to be a writer.  I so don't care that these first three sentences are terrible writing form.  I am trying to find my voice as a writer and it seems lost.  For guidance, I've been reading a lot of other blogs.  Here is a little taste of what I'm reading:

1.  Mommy Blogs:  My two favorites are Jana @ An Attitude Adjustment  and Cristie @ The Right Hand Mom
These two ladies rock and I am proud to say that I know them in real life.  The thing is, I'm not a Mommy. Even though TheKnot.com sent me this lovely email last week:

Six months since my wedding.  No pressure.

2.  Fitness Blogs:  Since joining Boot Camp through Tina @ Best Body Fitness I've linked up with a lot of other bloggers who blog about food and fitness.  This is great and inspirational as the members are at very different places in their lives.  Here are some great ones: Lets Talk and Walk ,   The Splattered Apron ,  Brooke Not on a Diet ,  and local blogger Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life   But the thing is, most of the blogs are pictures of what they ate that day.  First of all, it is not good for me to be that obsessed with food.  Second of all, I can only look at some many pictures of Chobani with Love Grown Granola and "Overnight Oats" with nutbutter.  After awhile, I start to think that is what I ate that day. I assure you, most of my breakfasts look more like this:
Thank goodness for bootcamp.

3.  Funny People:  I'd like to be in this group.  Through bootcamp I came across Katrina @ 'Sota is Sexy  and through Jana Frogs in my Formula which is technically a Mommy Blog but it makes me laugh out loud.

4.  Crafty People:  I dream of setting up my sewing machine and trying a few creations from Make it and Love it  or decorating my house like Thrifty Decor Chick .  I also love all things I find on The 36th Avenue

Plus some wedding blogs, cooking blogs, politics blogs, and news blogs. Frankly, all these words and blogs are overwhelming.

Where do I fit in the scheme of all of these blogs?  Is there room for another blogger?  Is there a point to shouting over all of these voices?  Do I need to shout?

The thing is, I probably don't need to shout.  I don't need to drown in the words of others either.  What I really need to do is to write my own words.  Create my own niche.  It won't be filled with chia seeds, the latest plank position, or stories of my offspring (Dolly will have to do for now).  It's time to write.  Starting Monday, you'll see more of that with my first installment of "Mentoring Monday."  Stay tuned my friends. And while you wait, check out some of the blogs I posted above.  You won't be sorry!

6 comments:

  1. Yay! I can't wait. I didn't start out as a mommy blogger-someone just decided that's where I needed to be. And my new blog? Well, it "fits" in the food/health niche but pretty much for it's title only! I have a shirt that says, "no niche is the new niche" and I stand by that whole heartedly. You're blog is your voice. What matters is that your voice is outstanding-whether you shout or not. Niche spliche I say. Just way what's on your heart because the world needs to hear it. I know-because I too am lucky enough to know you in real life and your heart is rare and good.
    Can't wait to see what you have to say. You're already a writer by the way.
    Love you lady!

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  2. Great post! I am just trying to find my niche too. I write what I am passionate about, and try not to "fit in" with anyone else, but it is hard when you are trying to grow your blog. But, then I think ... I can only be who I am, and I was never a crowd-fitter-inner. :)PS I got the same email from The Knot too!!! I'll do my own family planning, thank you very much!

    Jane
    http://thehealthybeehive.com

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  3. Thanks for the blog shout out! :) Bootcamp has been great! Can't believe there's only 2 weeks left!!

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  4. I got that e-mail from The Bump after 6 months, too! That was a shocker - geez, sending me a hint?! Haha I showed my husband and told him we'd better get busy!

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  5. Thanks for the comments ladies!
    Jane - read your blog every day too! I just read you background story yesterday...AMAZING!

    Julie - I love A Better Life with Burgers too!I honestly don't know how you manage teaching and blogging!

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  6. How about The Kelly Blog? All things Kelly. And since Kelly is so cool....

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