An epiphany of sorts… Half way through NaBloPoMo

Everyone seems to be having epiphanies about their blogs and why they write as we have now reached the half-way point of November and NaBloPoMo.  I have definitely found a rhythm to my writing schedule but I haven’t yet found my voice (or my niche).  I definitely have blogs that I read every day and wish that I could be like but I know that I need to do my own thing. 

I am starting to know what I am not.  I am not a full time food blogger.  I love to share my experiences with food but I don’t always do the cooking so explaining the recipes can be a bit daunting.  I hope that someday I can convince the Husband to guest write some food posts as a guest but he isn’t quite on board with that.

I am not a health/fitness blogger.  I would love to be but for me, my relationship with the gym and healthy living has definitely been an on again/off again relationship.  Once again, I like to clue everyone in on what I am thinking and doing but I don’t have a lifestyle to share, let alone emulate.

I am also not a mommy blogger, political blogger, activist blogger, fashion blogger, or any other kind of blogger.  There are a lot of things that I am not an expert in but I may still chime in from time to time.

What I do know is that I really love documenting what I do so that I can share my exciting experiences and firsts with everyone, including friends and family far away.  I love to have an excuse to take pictures of everything so that I have blog fodder.  I would really like to find my voice and I definitely think that it will be a journey.  I love reading blogs like Healthy Tipping Point and Young House Love because they seem so accomplished.  I also love to read newer blogs of writers trying to find their own voice. 

I know that I have goals for my blog.  I would love to make some better sections, update my about me section, and make the blog as a whole look more professional (and more me!)  I would like to self-host and I would love to hire someone to design a page for me.  I would love to connect with other bloggers I read IRL and I would love to be able to make some meaningful connections through my sharing.  I have found such a great community full of interesting voices, new recipes, and wonderful advice.  I hope that this blog, if nothing else, leads to meaningful and impactful relationships. 

I would love to someday be able to make a career out of sharing my opinion but for now I will write during my lunch breaks at work and after work outs late in the evening.  I will hopefully be chronicling my return back to the academic world next year, and I will continue to pull over at the scenic overlook to take pictures of the snow!

 

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One response to “An epiphany of sorts… Half way through NaBloPoMo

  1. Hi! I’ve been reading your site for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Austin Tx! Just wanted to mention keep up the good job!

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