Wednesday, August 7, 2013
I have been contemplating a change in direction for my blog. When I first started TWO PEAS AND A POD, I was expecting my darling sweet pea and was planning on being a full time SAHM (stay at home mom). I thought I would delve into the world of "Mommy Blogs" and find a nice little place to blog about the ups and downs of motherhood.
Alas, God had other plans for me when my husband was first laid off, then hospitalized and out of work --it necessitated a plan for me to go back to work full time. We just could not swing it financially if I stayed home.
So back to work I went, thinking I would then blog about being a working mommy. However, it never quite fit. I always felt like I didn't fit into the "Mommy" blogosphere anymore because now I had to work. I kept reading these mommy blogs and they were full of cute homemade lunches,slow cooker dinners, crafts and homeschooling ideas and there I was trying to figure out how to pay for child care! Also, because I am a teacher my job just doesn't end at 3 pm...I bring it home with me every night so the blog was neglected and I felt even further removed from the "Mommy" blog-verse.
The last few posts here have been almost like diary entries--writing down a snippet from my life here and there but that isn't what I want my blog to be about either. I thought I would try to make it more personal and deep with thought provoking discussion on politics and world events-- and although I am interested in those things that wasn't really a great fit for my blog either.
This blog does mean a lot to me. I truly want it to be my own special place but for a long time now I have been feeling like I have been forcing it to be something it is not and that isn't much fun.
I want this blog to be about who I am and the things I enjoy. I want it to be a fun, positive place that I look forward to posting and engaging with other bloggers. I am thinking that I will be incorporating more fun and less forced topics into my blog from here on out. I am going to focus on what matters to me and be true to who I am.
I actually do have a plan of what I want the focus of the blog to be from here on out...just working out a few kinks and then voila! I will unveil the new format for all to see! I am very excited to be putting this into action-it feels very much like "me" and not forced at all. I am just going to bring the things I love to the foreground and keep blogging on my terms and not how I "think" someone or some group "thinks" it should be.
So keep a lookout because in the next few days the new feel to the TWO PEAS AND A POD blog will be up and running!