I haven't posted in awhile, which is sort of unlike me. I love blogging, and I really like keeping my blog updated with the latest and greatest in my life. I think I'm having a major identity crisis with this blog, though, and that's keeping me from posting as often as I'd like to.
I have no idea what I want this blog to be.
I started it as a writing blog. But as I read other writing blogs, I find that writers use their writing blogs as a place to dispense writing advice, give tips, stuff like that. Well, let's be clear about something right now...I'm in no place in my writing life to give advice or tips to anyone. I'm soaking up all of the advice I can get, but I'm certainly not dishing it out. And, honestly, I don't feel like I have anything new to say when it comes to writing tips. It's all been done, and if that's what you're here for, I can point you in the direction of a hundred people who can do it a thousand times better than I can.
So, do I want it to be a blog where I keep you posted on my writing life? I don't know, that seems boring.
Today I revised a chapter. I cut out a scene I liked, and it was hard.
Well, my writing progress doesn't even go like that, if we're being honest. My writing group knows well that it goes more like this
ZOMG I HAVE NO PLOT. Please help me, my WIP is nearing 90k words and NOTHING HAPPENS EVER. Please please please help me make it not suck so hard!*
Yeah, I don't really want to subject blog readers to my inner writing neurosis. My writing group can't get away from my e-mails, but you could easily unfollow, and I don't want that.
So, what do I do then? Make it a life blog? I used to have an awesome life blog, but now that I'm a teacher I'm a lot more guarded with my private life online. And while I sometimes do really awesome things, most of the time I am just chilling on the couch with my dog playing around on the internet.
Do I do a mix of everything? Writing, progress, life? Does that give everyone whiplash? Is it better to have one consistent theme? Does anyone even care? Or am I over-thinking this like I over-think everything?
I'm even more confused because I have this book review blog that I have no idea what to do with. Really what I do best is pimping out books that I love, but I already do that somewhere else. Blogs, blogs, everywhere, all stressing me out.
WDYT? What should I do around here? Is it ok to be all over the place?
*FYI, I am currently fixing this problem. Never fear.