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The State of my Blog

I  was sitting here reading the blog’s I  follow and the Freshly  Pressed blogs and enjoying each one. Everyone seems like they know what they are doing, where they want their blog to go and what they want to say. Then  I began thinking of my blog(s) and where I was going with them. I’m pretty new at blogging. I’ve heard about it for years, of course. But am an utter newbie at doing the blog thing myself.

My first blog I had strong views on what I wanted from it. I wanted a blog  that dealt with food, and how eating healthier was  beneficial. I had just found out I had a wheat intolerance. It’s not as bad as Celiac’s disease, but close. I could not tolerate food made with wheat. I had been sick for a long time and the doctor couldn’t figure out what was causing it. So I did a lot of research and came away with “wheat intolerance”.

I’ve since changed my diet drastically and within a month my health has improved significantly. I  wanted to help other people who wanted to go gluten-free like myself, thus my blog was born. I have enjoyed the challenge of trying to find  gluten-free recipes while traveling the world via the internet. I  believe my readers have enjoyed the recipes also. I also  believe my  blog Change is Good….Right?? has gone on the route I wanted it to go on.

Wheat? (Photo credit: « Jonny Boy »)

Upon re-reading my posts on this blog I find myself all over the map so to speak. I have some original short stories, a bunch of stories on my life, Daily Press challenges and just some “off the cuff” writings. Ack! I’m all over the place! With this blog it’s like I don’t settle for just one type of blog, I’ve got a whole damn smorgasbord going on here! And I’m just not sure that’s a good thing.

Way, way in the back of my mind I have a glimmer of what I want this blog to eventually be.  Because when I look back at  the posts I seem to be heading in the direction of memorist writing. I do have a lot of stories to tell, but do I really want to limit myself? Is it okay to have a blog that jumps around in its writing? Would people even care?? Should I care if people care?? See, even my mind is going ping, ping….pong!

I’ve read different online articles and blogs dealing with this issue, but even they aren’t all in agreement. Some say just be yourself and blog  what you want. Some say find a niche and fill it.

I started this blog because  I have  always had a love of the written word. I love to write! And when I named  this blog “To Breath is to Write”, I meant every word. Also, I started this blog to see IF I could write things interesting enough that people wanted to read what I was saying.  I am even working on a novel  which is my current WIP. And this blog is a way of winding up or down in my writing depending on my mood.

So in the end I guess this blog is my test site and (forgive  me), you dear readers are my guinea pigs. But I say this in love only. One thing I have found on my journey in the world of blog  is that it’s subjects are friendly, welcoming and always helpful. They want each other to succeed in whatever they set out to do with their blog. And I need that in my writing, I need your support and forgiveness in my stumbling ways.  You have all given me that and more and I thank you.

Now I just have to figure out what the heck I’m doing!