I did a quick blog post this morning about my morning, and in that post I mentioned this post. Yesterday, I put a question out on my Facebook site and then ended up blogging the same question… What do you want to see on my blog? What do you my readers like reading? What draws you in?
Let me tell you a bit about why I asked this and what my answer/decision turned out to be. When I blogged in the past I wrote a lot about my boys. I had a good amount of followers and people commented on my blog all the time. They were invested in reading my blog as much as I was in writing it. At this time, I’ve been writing for close to three months and feel like I don’t have a direction. I feel like I don’t have many followers and there are few if any comments. Thank you to those who have stuck with me and are reading my posts. Those who read them here on the blog, read the snippits on Facebook or read them in e-mail. Thank you for choosing to join me on this journey.
When I blogged in the past I was a stay-at-home mom with 1 and soon after 2 little ones. I was pregnant with Colby when I started my blog. I wrote about the trials and tribulations, the fun and the craziness of being a stay-at-home mom of 2 very active little boys. I wrote about Blake going to speech therapy. I wrote about Colby’s firsts. I wrote about the funny and the moments I wanted to cry. I was real, I wrote with raw emotion.
When I stated back blogging I was trying to be more protective. I know that people often think I act like my kids are perfect (they are NOT in any way close). I know that I have some who think I embellish when I tell stories about the issues I have with them. I also have two sons 9 and 10 who although not perfect, I need to know that they won’t be upset by what I post.
But, I have come to realize that for me blogging is about those raw emotions. It is about writing about the things that are on my mind. The things the bug me day to day. The idiosyncrasies of my sons and others in my life that drive me crazy. The showing that I’m not perfect. That even though as I tell them all the time “I love you with all my heart, but I don’t always like your choices.” It’s the dealing with those choices that I need to blog about.
It’s the day to day little bits and pieces of life that make my blog post real. So yes, I will still share recipes, but they will be more of the toss together make it work recipes than the I have to test out something new for the blog post recipes. I will continue to tell about choices I made with my kids based on the experiences I had as a teacher.
But, it’s going to be the true me. You will get to see the good, the bad and ugly of what is going on. Life isn’t lived through rose colored glasses and neither will this blog.
I hope you choose to continue to read about what is going on. Feel free to comment here or on Facebook. Together we can realize that motherhood isn’t about being perfect. It isn’t about shielding others from seeing the crazy. It is about embracing the moment and being real.