When I started my own blog, I was very into reading other people's blogs. This is what I was gaining from other writers....
- I've enjoying hearing their perspectives on life, motherhood, spirituality and hospitality, among other things.
- I've been gathering wonderful ideas on various "motherhood" topics and getting motivated by other moms.
- I've collected great home decorating and gift ideas.
- I've marveled at the creative frugality of some of the most intelligent women I've ever heard from on the subject (even though I've only encountered these women in cyberland).
- My recipe book has been greatly expanding.
First of all, most of those other people have a 'niche', or something they predominantly focus on. For instance, some of my favorites are Sandy at 4 Reluctant Entertainers (whose niche is hospitality), Crystal at Money Saving Mom (whose niche is frugal spending and where to find the deals), and The Nester, whose motto is "it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful" and whose niche is decorating on little to no budget.
In my blog, I wanted to share my thoughts, my heart, stories of my precious children and husband, and well as various other things my life seems to bring.
I have, at times in the short amount of time I've blogged, gone through self doubt about whether or not anyone reads...or even seems to be interested in...what my blog has to say. I had such hopes that my blog might be interesting. :) (Thank you, dear Nee Nee, for your encouragement at times!)
I need to tell you. I am no longer worried about it. And I feel very free! I will only speak my heart. That removes all the un-needed pressure I place on myself.
I can assure you my blog will be:
- Thoughts on various, miscellaneous topics...no niches here!
- From my honest heart
- Spotty, at best...as I will only write when I have something on my heart...not out of pressure to post something
- Sometimes interesting, and sometimes not
- Hopefully inspiring and/or motivating at times
- Prayed over, as I hope that maybe God will reach someone, at some point, through something I may have to say
So, thank you if you read it.
I really enjoy my time here.