I've decided the time has come for the dreaded D-T-R (define the relationship) talk between me and this little blog here, along with you, the reader. I hesitate to hit publish, but I do want to share my thoughts and then a maybe direction for this corner space that gets a lot of neglect but also sees some really high traffic for reasons mainly starting with Coconut and ending with Oil.
So, to start. "Hello, blog." "Hello, Meg."And hello, reader.
I've had a lot of "goals" for this basic blogger page...ranging from natural mama guru (ha! Plus there are so many countless wonderful bloggers blowing my mind daily anyway) or real food blogger (not gonna, crock pot rules these days) or super intellectual and informative (that's a big stretch, definitely no Joanna Goddard up in here) but basically my motto in life has recently become throw everything to the wall and see what sticks. Some things hold like they are fastened with superglue, most things glop off into a big mess on the floor.
We've all heard those inspirational but totally cliche quotes like "everyone should have a blog! just be yourself!" and "everyone has a story, so share yours!" or, "you are writer, act like one!" but I confess 85% of the time, I'm like, MEH. I hover over the delete button of this blog on a weekly basis. But I just can't do it, because I've met some of the kindest people in this blogosphere and also, the whole first year or so of my girls' lives are here on this blog and I've also captured some wonderful info that is fun to pass along.
So the question becomes, since this will never be my job - I have some savvy friends who are able to make a living from their blogs and I adore them, but it's just not for me - what do I want to do here?
I met a writer at a little fair trade party (Trades of Hope, another one of many rabbit trails in my life, check it out if you have a sec) and she told me about her writing, and my mom chimed in enthusiastically, "Meg's a writer, too!" and I laughed, because really all I do these days is think about children pooping and potty training and whether I'll get any new stretch marks this pregnancy, and what we'll do for preschool...so I replied, "I think I might have something interesting to write about in 10 years." And her advice stuck to me like superglue (so I guess in the above analogy, I am the wall?) as she said, "Yes. But don't forget to write things down." GLUED.
So, Blog, this next season of your life will be focused on the writing-down, more Just Write style. I won't be sharing much in the way of family specifics, because my girls are getting older and I'm starting to realize the value and importance of their and our family privacy, but you'll see a little action now and then. The beautiful, the hard, the mundane, the totally trivial, the random deep thoughts that are few and far between. Probably some really bad writing, maybe some unexpected gems. Some crunchy mama stuff thrown in, too, cuz I just can't help myself, it really is who I am. But I won't guru you :)
But do you like the DIYs, the recipes, the focus on natural living and being crunchy and weird? You can get your fill of that over on my Pinterest page. It's all kinds of fun and weird!
I look forward to those of you who stay around to offer your thoughts and comments during this next season! Starting April 1, I'll be participating in the ALM Writes prompt-a-day exercise. Probably not every day. I don't know. But join along, it'd be fun!
Tomorrow, I'll go against everything I've written above and share my current favorite pregnancy links.