If you have been reading this blog for any length of time, you know about my obsession with Gretchen Rubin and her Happiness Project. Then you also know I started my own Happiness Project where I work on a resolution each month. March’s resolution focused on my blog. I wrote about why I blog, started a Facebook page for the blog, confessed my blog envy, created a Formspring account, and designed a new layout.
So, what did I learn from this month of blog introspectiveness? Nothing and lots of things. I learned I still feel frustrated with blogging. Sometimes feel I am talking to myself. That being said, I write because I enjoy it. I am not a mathematician, I cannot draw or paint, I will never be skilled at spacial relations or physics or playing an instrument. I like to tell stories, share my amateur photography skills, record my life in this moment.
That being said, I also struggle with what is “blog worthy.” Do people want to read about my latest beauty finds? Do they want to hear about a funny incident that happened at Safeway? Is a post about mom brain or struggles as a SAHM or my thoughts on putting my career on hold really something people want to take the time to read? I prefer to not make the blog a negative space. But in the same vein, I also want to present my life the way it is. So I try to strike a balance between the thoughtful and deeper posts and funny and humorous posts.
But I suppose the biggest lesson is it is a fool’s errand to try to please 100% of the people 100% of the time. Not to mention impossible. The way I figure it is, blogs are personal and up to the blogger to write as he or she pleases. And if that interests the reader, then good. And if not, well then, that reader is just not into me. And that is okay. I can only be myself.