my online identity crisis… or why my blog has gone stale

I have been a terrible blogger lately. I’ve ignored all of the advice I give my own clients — how a stale blog is worse than no blog at all or how the worst thing you can do to a blog is neglect it. And sure, there are periods when things slow down a bit, but there’s no hiding the fact that I’ve been hiding under a rock as of late.

The thing is, after writing on this blog for almost ten years (eek!), I realized that I’d forgotten the reason I was blogging and who my audience was. The blog started because I wanted to share photos of my kids and my experiences with them. Remember, this was pre-FB days… (I am sooooo old!) And then I’d realized I’d found an outlet to share my experiences as a working mom. It was great fun, I met some really interesting people, found some incredible blogs and tried desperately to avoid the term “Mommy Blogger,” which is really just as annoying as “Mompreneur.”

But there was always this nagging feeling that I wasn’t able to be as honest as I really wanted to be. Parenting isn’t all sloppy kisses, cute overalls and yummy dimples, as you all know. And while some things happen in life that really don’t need to shared with the interwebs, especially when your kids get old enough to always be wondering if their latest is going to be blogged about, sometimes it is refreshing and honestly, just a relief, to get everything out in the open. It’s a relief to know that you’re not the only person experiencing the more trying parts of parenting. (And frankly, isn’t being perfect just a bore? Don’t answer that.)

I thought about abandoning More… But I just can’t. So instead, I’m committed to writing more often and more honestly. I want to go back to that exciting experience at the beginning of this blog when I looked forward to writing posts instead of dreading it. And while I don’t know exactly what that means yet, I’ll be actively figuring it out.

So in the meantime, just look for more soon.

Comments

  1. Good for you. I feel like I’ve lost the art of blogging in some ways too.

  2. YAY! I had a tough time with my blog too until I realized I don’t have to be the biggest or the best, I write for me (and your mom).
    So whatever you have to say you know that I’ll be reading. Mari too.

    Love you lady!

    • Sheila Kasprzyk says:

      I’m so glad you will be writing again! You are really a joy to read, especially for me because I am not only one of your biggest fans, I think you have a real talent. I love reading about your “new” life….

  3. I have been struggling with the same. I miss Live journal and early Vox blogging. I created a book blog because of the horrible “niche blogging” trend and got so overwhelmingly bored with my blog. I feel like social networking has killed some of the personality of blogging. Like personality is for networking and blogging is to inform people about a topic, instead of…socializing.

  4. I have been struggling with the same. I miss Live journal and early Vox blogging. I created a book blog because of the horrible “niche blogging” advice and became overwhelmingly bored with my blog. I feel like social networking has killed some of the personality of blogging. Like personality is for networking and blogging is to inform people about a topic, instead of…socializing. (PS. It was crazy difficult to comment from my iPhone. I had to open the full version of your blog in a browser, otherwise it would tell me my comment was too short.)

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