So, I started this blog four years ago and looking back on it, would change a whole HOST of things if I knew better. But I didn’t… And honestly? It started simplyenough. I was getting married and wanted to tell family and friends how the process was going. I was also an event planneer at the time and thought it would be helpful for other brides to see what I was going through.
I think looking back on it though, I wish I had started with a more clearcut goal, as opposed to subjecting family and friends to my rambling posts. I wish that I had thought about a more polished blog design to start, as opposed to the bits and pieces approach I took to changing up the astethics when I felt the urge. Not having either of these things in mind when I started has made it difficult now that I am working more seriously on my blog. It has made it hard to hone in on my ultimate objective because up until now it truly has been the ramblings of a bride, pregnant woman and urban mommy turned farmer.
I guess the point I’m making is that if you want to start a blog? Know what you’re going to talk about. Know what your ultimate writing goals are going to be, and try and set yourself up with an aesthetic that follows your theme and personality. Even if you just want to ramble on about your family?? Own that. Make your theme and name and asthetic all about that. But of course, that theme and asthetic might be forever changing. I mean, in the course of a month I could blog about sustainability, urban farming and my kid’s poop. It really is a crap shoot. *snicker… pun intended*
I really wish I had done those things from the beginning, because now I’m in kind of a no mans land of constant changes and self doubt. While that sounds dramatic, its true and I think that’s the reason why I’m going to BlogHer. So I can focus and hone in on what my goals really are.
I want to know where this crazy ride is going to take me, and how to control the path I take.