I’ve been on the blogging scene for almost 14 years and I’m ashamed to admit that during that time, I have not really established myself as a credible blogger. What I mean by that is a blogger who’s consistent with content, keeping myself motivated, and finding topics that are relevant to me AND my readers. I’m not opposed to research or talking about controversial issues but for some reason, when it comes to my blogs, I find that I tend to talk about my everyday life, unless you so happen to catch me during the rare moments when I actually have something worthy to talk about.
In the interest of a New Year and a new adventure that I and a few others are partaking in, I’d like to change that. Gone are the days, when I would sit down and just start typing with no goal in mind. Gone are the days, where I half heartedly blog because I HAVE to because it’s been too long. Gone are the days when I’ve relied on my niche as a lifestyle blogger to support my inability to come up with topics that are worthy of being discussed, because quite frankly, I have a lot of topics to talk about, and it’s time I do just that.
The first step I intend to take to make this goal a reality is to sit down with a calendar and start working on topics that I want to talk about. It’s so easy to just sit down and talk about what my dogs are doing, what R is doing, and what I’ve been up to lately, that as a writer, I’ve lost the desire to create meaning out of the words I type. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ll still be talking about my life, the things in my life, and my interests BUT I also want to discuss other topics, topics that are near and dear to my heart, and probably near and dear to others.
My blog is supposed to serve as a therapeutic outlet for me. It’s supposed to help me deal with emotions that I otherwise tend to bottle away and yet, if you read through my past entries, minus a handful that’s not what I’ve used it for AND I’d like to change that.
The topics I intend to discuss and further research will likely include infertility, the United States (broken) immigration system, marriage, my childhood, interracial relationships, and more. In addition to that, I’ll probably discuss some of my projects, one of which is centered on infertility awareness. Resolve.org has the Walk of Hope and I do plan on participating barring any issues, like having to work that day.
Overall, I’m excited about the things to come. It’s a BIG change from the lackadaisical mindset I’ve had in the past, but I think ultimately it will be worth it.