Thursday, May 13

Identity Crisis

My blog is having an identity crisis. and okay, if I must admit, I am too.

A couple weeks ago I took a writing about fashion course which turned out to be more marketing than writing, but I found it helpful. The instructor taught a lot about branding yourself and your blog and the importance of consistency in both your message and delivery.

Perhaps that is my problem. I cannot place this blog into simply one category while ignoring all the rest. Do I like to run? Yes. but do I want a running blog? No. Do I enjoy food? um heck yes. Do I want to photograph every meal of my life? most definitely not (see previous post on savage, animal-like tendecies towards delicious food). I do not have any adorable babies to document milestones. I enjoy fashion, but it's not my passion (oooohh I'm a poet and I didn't even know it!).

So my message...what is it? I am a jane of all trades, a modern-day renaissance woman if you will. I can conquer the sales at Nordstroms in a single bound and defeat a cheese plate and bottle of red without breaking a sweat. I have the unique ability to categorically list the best TV choices for any given night and Kelly Clarkson makes me sing at the top of my lungs...and yet, I feel this pressure to rise above all these things to make this blog fit into one category or another.

It is this pressure that prevents me from continuously updating my blog. I worry: is it funny enough? are there good pictures to accompany it? Will people even care? and these concerns make me hightail it out of blogworld without looking back.

But lately, I've had a change of heart. I am going to stop writing this blog for the imaginary people I worry about and start writing it for myself. On the days I feel motivated, I'll write. If you enjoy it, and I hope you do, you'll be privy to my innermost thoughts (some intensely deep, too, like my thoughts on Heidi Montag's latest plastic surgery). If not, its okay with me...because at the end of the day, that's really what this blog is about.



Rachel said...

I love you and I miss you and I always enjoy you.

Marie said...

thank you thank you thank you. I may need to steal pictures of Finley at some point and pretend he's mine if I run out of material

Rebecca said...

Glad you're back!KLove

Marie said...

Becca! I thought of you today when I was writing! Thanks for always sticking with me :) K<3

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