We chatted about family and work and the latest and greatest happenings in our lives. And then, as talk usually goes when two bloggers get together, we started talking about blogging. Blogs we love. New blogs we’ve found. Blogging frustrations. How much time it takes us to construct a single post. Getting sucked down the rabbit hole of blogging comparisons.
And then we started chatting about where we see our blog now, and what we want for it in the future. As two serious bloggers (in that we take our blogs seriously), we want them to be professional, fun, and going someplace.
As we were talking, I shared my frustration with being a sort of niche-less blog. Jane’s blog has a strong focus on decor and home DIYs. While my blog…well, I don’t have one specific focus. I like to write about Project Life one day, share a recipe the next, talk about teaching group fitness, and then some parenting stuff with marriage stuff and life instrospection stuff tossed in.
It’s tough to write a blog like this because content doesn’t come easily.
And then I realized that the same frustrations I find with blogging, I find with myself in my outside the Internet life.
I have friends that are so dedicated to one specific thing. Some are crafting queens and could spend hours crafting with their kids or DIYing decor for their home. And other friends are super into photography and spend every spare minute taking beautiful photos. Other friends love to cook and spend all their free time testing new recipes and taking cooking classes.
But me? I lack a singular focus.
I love teaching group fitness, and I dedicate more hours than I can count to listening to my music and learning my choreography and training to perfect my technique. And I also love working on paper crafting like Project Life. But I also like trying new recipes, and I’m particularly interested in trying some challenging bread recipes. And I like crafting and writing and photography.
I pinball myself between these different projects. But as a result, I don’t feel masterful. Or focused. Or accomplished.
I wish I could pick one thing to dedicated myself to. Something I could sink my teeth into and focus on. But the idea of just picking one thing makes me itchy with boredom.
So, I’ve been wondering: are you the same way? If so, how do you cope with having ALL THESE INTERESTS. Or, if you prefer to have just one or two dedicated interests, how did you find this passion and how to you stay interested in that pursuit? What do you think – jack of all trades, master of none?