Hello from the West Coast, friends! It is a balmy 67 degrees here which is quite different from the below freezing weather we left in Kentucky.
I’m here with Jonathan for something that I will be able to share with you in a few weeks! ACK!
But in the meantime, I wanted to share with you my current identity crisis.
Well, it’s really a “blog” identity crisis. Let me explain…
I have been blogging for almost seven years! When my mom talked me into starting one, I had NO IDEA where it would lead! I thought is was going to just be a hobby for my creative side. But what started out as a hobby has turned into a full time career, and I love it! It’s the best job in the world, and I am so thankful to God for blessing me with it.
I have met the most amazing people and have had some of the most amazing opportunities come from my blog. I would have never imagined it!
Soooooo, if you have been following me anytime at all, you know that I focus mostly on the DIY projects that we do in our home, from furniture makeovers to full room and house transformations. That is my passion. Nothing makes me happier than using my hands to create and build. It’s what my husband loves to do too, and we have always dreamed of going into business together to have our own remodeling business. Cy can do the hard work, and I can decorate! ;)
But my blog is also about my life and my faith. I like to right posts about my kiddos, about what is going on in our lives, about what God is teaching me. And I’ve been known to throw a fashion or recipe post in the mix.
So technically, I think I would classify as a “lifestyle” blogger?
For the past couple of years, I have wished that I had been more “niche specific” with my blog. Like… I only post about furniture makeovers, or just about home decorating, or just about furniture building, or just about food, or just about fashion (like my sister,) you know what I mean?
Those type of specific blogs seem to do a little better in blogland. Sometimes I think I should switch my blog to focusing on just one specific topic, but then how could I share about Jonathan’s singing, our adoption process, or other “life stuff?” That’s the stuff I like writing about the most, to tell you the truth.
So I go back and forth about what to do. I guess in the end, I just need to embrace the fact that I am a “lifestyle” blogger so I can post about whatever I want, whenever I want.
What do you think?
I would really like your opinion about what to direction to go with my blog?
Do you wish I would just focus on DIY projects? Or family stuff? Or faith stuff?
Or do you like a mixture of all of the above?
I truly value your opinion, and I want you to enjoy coming to my blog. Is there anything I could do differently or something new that you would like to see me post about? You won’t hurt my feelings, I promise. :)
2015 goes down on the record on one of the most crazy of our family’s life, (you will know more about “why” soon!) And I guess it’s got me evaluating where I want to go with my blog this year, next year, five years from now.
Sometimes it stresses me out, but in the end, I think it is good for me to go through these stages and to continually be re-focusing my life where it needs to be.
So, please leave a comment and share your thoughts!
Love you guys!