I’ve failed to realize that I totally missed announcing my 100th post! Which was made last week. So this is post #101, and I’d like to take this opportunity to make heads or tails of where I’m going with this blog.
Naturally, this isn’t my first blog. I’ve been blogging since 2003 (DJ, the alternative LJ, doesn’t count) and to this day, this isn’t my only blog. Oftentimes, I feel like I’m spreading myself thin, which isn’t far from the truth. But being that I have such various interests, and prefer organization and categories versus a hodge-podge website of bacchanalia, I keep everything separate. Writing is my favorite niche, of course, and that is where this blog will remain.
I’m in no way prolific when it comes to quantity. I don’t particularly want this blog to be about my personal life — which if that were the case, there would be many more posts here than I have now. More posts is a good thing. Yet, I consider this my “professional” space, something clean without a lot of extra baggage. But in keeping it sterile, I don’t blog nearly as much as I’d like to, and most of the time, I wish I had more to say when it comes to advice. Much of it has been said already, anyway.
I try to offer unique content here, with a personal touch of opinion to keep this from becoming a cut-and-dry writing tips site. But I think I stifle myself because of my desire to keep this place professional. Which drastically cuts down the amount of blogging I do. Because I fear being judged, criticized, and all that good stuff that comes from offering an opinion.
Basically, I’m rather torn. I blog because I like to help people. I like to make them laugh. I enjoy sarcasm and cynicism, and I hope my readers feel the same. I blog to get things off my chest, and I enjoy connecting and networking with others that share similar interests.
Do I add more personal topics in here, like my bulletjournaling, reading lists, etc? Or do I keep it strictly about writing tips?
How do you decide how much and what kind of content to put in your blog?