Sounds pretty melodramatic, right? Well, while I might have a slight penchant for melodrama,
Let me start this off by saying that I 100% believe this advise was given as a way to encourage better content, which I think we all can appreciate. But this advise made me question everything.
What is this advise, you ask?
Stop posting diary-like, Day-in-the-life type posts, unless you have already have a large following.
I know what your thinking. Well, that advise DOES make sense Heather! I mean, why would people care about what you do in a day or what you did over the weekend. The real key to being successful at blogging is to post shareable, quality content, right?
Well, it is and it isn’t! I think it all depends on your blogging goals and why you started your blog in the first place.
Yes, we all need to take the time to reassess our goals (true for both blogging AND LIFE), but it also helps to remember where we started from.
I started this blog for a few different reasons:
- 1.) I was a stay-at-home mom, and while I love it, it can be very isolating to have no one to talk to except a toddler. I wanted and needed a community.
- 2.)I wanted to share healthy recipes. I love to cook and create interesting/healthy recipes.
- 3.) I wanted to share my experience with infertility.
Now, over the course of the past year I think I’ve held on to my goals pretty well. HOWEVER, I’ve felt my enthusiasm for blogging waning a little lately.
I’m hesitant to post a recipe because my pictures are less than stellar.
And on that note, I’m hesitant to post a recipe because I haven’t made a ‘great pinnable image’.
We don’t do anything very exciting over the weekends (read: WE HAVE A TODDLER) and I always think, well ‘Who actually cares that I went grocery shopping and taught BODYPUMP?’
Do you see what’s missing from the 2 thoughts above? Here’s a hint: It’s the COMMUNITY ASPECT!
Maybe I’m not creating awesome shareable content everyday of the week, but I love connecting with you guys. And when I post random aspects about our day I’m at least posting something!
I also like to see a snapshot of where our lives our at this particular point. Matilda will only be 2 and a half for so long, and this little blogging journal gives me a way to remember that.
My whole point in saying this is, it’s your blog. Post what you want WHEN you want. If you want to share recipes with less than beautiful, pinnable images., awesome do that. But if you just want to share a Day in the life post or some random Thinking out Loud Post, do it! Those are my favorite to read on other blogs.
Just post. Post often. And post what you want to!!
Thanks Amanda for letting me Think out loud today.