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?
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!

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11 thoughts on “The State of my Blog

  1. I like your blog just as it is! I’ve been thinking about the same issue and have come to the conclusion that if I’d want to make money on my blog, it would need to be focused and fill a nishe, but as long as I just want to practice writing for the love of it, it’s fine that it is “all over the place” :). Multi-faceted is a good word….

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    1. changeforbetterme

      Thank you! I’m not sure I want to make money from this blog, but I have been thinking about the food blog. I appreciate your viewpoint. 🙂

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    1. Oops pressed submit too soon — meant to say i had great plans for my blog — travel, recipes…very well though out “articles’ — now you see what it is…just really a place for my brain to take a dump. But that’s ok, I need that place! People love reading randomness…at least i do!

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      1. changeforbetterme

        I like reading randomness also. It seems I get to know the writer better that way, and I like that! thanks so much for your comment!

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  2. I enjoy your blog the way it is. I am in a similar situation as you are. I had heard about blogging, but finally looked into how this past November. I too had lofty goals, and I’m not sure it has gone in the direction I had thought it would, but in the process I have learned a great deal about myself and as I grow so too will my blog, I hope in a good way.

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    1. changeforbetterme

      I’m sure as time goes by we will both find our way in the blogging world. I enjoy your blog and I think many others do and will also.

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      1. Thank you, I’m sure the direction will change along with me, I definitely know looking back at my earliest posts that I have gotten better at writing for an audience. I have a feeling it takes more than a few months for me to at least find my groove.

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