Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Identity Crisis

Did you miss me?  Probably not.  But boy oh boy have I missed my blog.  The poor thing has been going through a bit of an identity crisis.  Or, if you don't think blogs can have those then let's say that the part of me that writes this blog has been going through an identity crisis.

I think it really all goes back to this post, when I discovered the world of blogs.  Until that point I had believed that I was simply one of many, many women who write blogs that are pretty much all exactly like mine.  So imagine my surprise when I realized that this was not the case, not at all.

Sure, there are hundreds of women who write blogs just like mine, but there are also some women who get paid to write their blogs.  There are people who have photography blogs, and craft blogs, and mod podge blogs and sewing blogs and food blogs and so much more!

And I guess discovering that the blogging world was not one dimensional like I had always thought it was, but rather three dimensional made me feel flat.  Boring.  What is the point of my blog anyway? I didn't know, but I kept writing in it because that's what I like to do.

Until this article came out. And then this blogger, who happens to be my favorite wrote this post.  And then I, I mean my blog, really started to fall apart.

I felt like I didn't know what my purpose was, I didn't know who my audience was, I didn't know who I was.  Identity crisis, see I told you.

And so, I have decided.  This is a photography blog if I take a picture that I really like. And it is a food blog if I cook/bake something that I really like. And it is a crafting blog if I make something that I really like.  And it is a mommy blog if the kids do something funny/crazy/exasperating that I really like/don't like.  And in between, it is the place where I come to relax my brain by letting all the thoughts that crowd me in have a place to go.  How does that sound?

And so, I hope, I'm back.  I mean, my blog is back.  Whatever.

Is it weird if I want my blog to have a mission statement?  And did you manage to click on all my awesome links?

7 comments:

  1. I like your blog just the way it is! :)

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  2. I always read your blog and it made me smile or laugh many times. I love to see pictures and vdo of Hallie and Hanna. Please keep writing your blog. I was your invisible fan :)

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  3. So, I really liked that article too. I thought it was nice, but I really like C. Jane's points too. However, I agree that our blogs should be what we need them to be or they aren't worth it. If we need a creative outlet for whatever our creativity is (writing, photographing, cooking, etc.) then we can have it! If we need a place to update family and friends, we've got it. And that is awesome. It's the one place where everyone can be themselves and not worry about what others are thinking...and a double bonus of being able to share what it's really like to be a Mormon is just kinda cool...So, in other words, I enjoy your blog too. :)

    And thanks for the comment on corn syrup. I'm no scientist, but from what I can tell the molecules are pretty darn similar. So, it was good to hear that from someone who actually knows about it since my research has been limited to google searches.

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  4. I don't think it's weird to have a mission statement for a blog. And I specifically like that your blog has all sorts of things in it--that is something I am striving for with mine. :)

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  5. I missed your blog! I kept checking to see if you updated it. Glad you are back!
    ~Crunchers~

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  6. I have felt the same way about my blog before but that was about the end of it, just a thought. I like the idea of your blog being whatever you want it to be!

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  7. I don't know if it qualifies as a mission statement, but my blog does have a page where I write about what my blog is. Somewhat of an explanation of it. I don't know if you've read that page or not. It's my last one.

    And I love your blog and all of its various outlets.

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