I've been in kind of a transition mode lately when it comes to blogging. Thanks to Theta Mom's post a few weeks ago on reaching your reader's expectations, and the one year anniversary of the launch of Confessions of a Wannabe Supermom, I've been rethinking my goals, my design, and the reasons why I blog.
I've thought a lot about how I came to blogging last year. I had tried blogging before, and each time I crashed and burned within weeks, quitting altogether, only to try again later. Finally, I decided to really research it and have a plan in place before I started blogging again. I spent several months planning out what I wanted. In November 2009, I started my blog on Wordpress, but being a newbie, I found myself struggling with the format, and early in 2010, I switched back to the Blogger account I'd maintained. It took time, but slowly my blog started to build. I started finding my blogging voice.
Now, after a year, it's time to reevaluate again. As Theta Mom says, I want my readers to know what they can expect from my blog. I also want readers to be engaged with me and my blog. I want readers more than I want followers. Don't get me wrong, followers are great. I love mine and want to see my followers really grow. But more than followers, I want to know that people are reading what I'm writing and that it means something to them. I want people to identify with me and my blog on some level - whether it's a funny story about my family, something I've learned that helps them, or just the fact that we all know that as much as we'd like to, we can't be Superwoman.
I love the changes I've made so far. I still have some tweaking I want to do, but I think I'm headed in the right direction. I want to focus on writing about the things I'm learning, and the mistakes I'm making. I want to share what I know about finding balance as I juggle the many roles I play in a day. I want to somehow, in some way, help others by what I share. Most of all, I want to have fun, and I hope to connect with some great people along the way so we can share each other's journey.