I have been thinking a lot about what I want this blog to be. Should I narrow the focus and write only about my health goals? Or, do I treat it like my personal Facebook page and write about my journey to self-love, how to find the will to move on after a lice outbreak, or the very personal decision to still keep our dog Walter after he consumed a feces filled diaper? I have concluded that the latter is the way to proceed. The most important and most relate-able aspect of my writing is its authenticity. If my focus is too narrow, I think I will feel pressure to produce content – and therefore lose the one thing that makes my perspective unique: its bold honesty.
I will use tags in each post, so that readers can more easily find and read the content that is most relevant to them. I also thought it would be fun to pull some of the more popular stories from Facebook and turn them into the occasional ‘throw-back Thursday’.
Maybe this strategy will end up being too broad and I will have to regroup – but that’s fine, too. Like everything in my life, this is a process – something I’m dipping my toe into as I search to answer deeply challenging questions like…
Why am I here?
What is my purpose?
I should note that because I am currently hyper focused on personal growth (or shrinkage, if you’re technical), my writing will heavily lean toward the struggles, successes, and things I am learning about myself along the way.
At least for now.
I will still write about the occasional plague that hits our home, or how-to manuals for getting cranberry booyah lipstick off of a wall and/or fire engine conjunctivitis nail polish out of your couches and carpets. Family life is what sparked the itch to story-tell in the first place, so I will continue to make that the core of my inspiration.
Now back to our regularly scheduled programming…