Have you ever sat down to write a post and then hesitated, knowing the topic was well outside the theme of your blog? I have. Last week I read a great article from Cecily, Feeling Trapped by Your Blogging Niche? and yes, I’ve felt
trapped suffocated by mine.
When I first started blogging I was an extreme overthinker. Does this fit into my theme? What does this say for my brand? I managed to pigeonhole myself in to such a tight corner that my inspiration ran dry and my blog (or, at least my attitude toward my blog) began to suffer. No one did it to me; I did it to myself.
Yes, my blog is titled Mommyfriend. Yes, I am a mom blogger but I’m more than just a mom. I have interests outside of playdates and percentiles. I love home improvement, dishing on love and sex, and documenting my failed diets.
When I made the decision to stop overthinking and write everything I wanted to write, the inspiration floodgates opened. Hallelujah! I learned then that blogging didn’t have to be so limiting; it’s not supposed to be.
If ever there was a place to be free of the ties that bind, it would be on our blogs.
That post you started on kindergarten registration that evolved into a dissertation on Fight Club? It’s all good. Or that post on your child’s playdate fail that turned into an open letter to Gwyneth Paltrow? Even better still.
Go with the blog flow and share the inner-workings of your awesome mind. Share all of your genius, not just the stuff you think we want to hear.
I’ll be following my own blog flow and leaving MomCrunch to head on over to Strollerderby. I’ve had an amazing time here dishing social media, sharing your voices, and as always, learning from you.
You can also find me dishing on motherhood and mayhem at Kid Scoop so don’t be a stranger!
Keep blogging that gorgeous written voice of yours. I’ll be reading.
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