One of the hardest things for me since I started blogging has been figuring out what to do with a blog. Why do I write it, do I have an audience at all…does that even matter?
Obviously as my etsy business has grown, this blog has morphed into showcasing some of the things I’ve been working on and honestly into cheap advertising.
Long ago I did split this blog and moved all my journalish, random writings off of this space and that seemed to help me find a little more focus. Now, I’m just wondering what to do with this space now and with my voice here and honestly the direction I need my etsy shop to go. I’m sitting at somewhat of a crossroads. As I seek to keep my business thriving and growing, while also trying to do all the legwork to start a new business that is really becoming more of a passion than etsy will ever be (more on that later).
I don’t want this space to primarily be a place showcasing etsy stuff. I do want to hold myself to continuing to sew for learning and for fun, not just for profit.
But I’m feeling a disconnect and in some ways I’m in a blogging funk. I feel like I’ve got five thousand projects to do and there are times when the pressure to complete a project so that it can be a great post becomes to great. Those are the times that I here a voice in my head saying: “step away from the blog or you will self-destruct.”
But that said, I do want some consistency here.
I love having a day to share stitching (thursday threads) and do want to continue to develop that into something.
I love having a day to combine a bunch of great ideas (fantastic fridays), but I’m at a loss for the rest of the week.
So here I am just rambling on and on and trying to figure out the whole blog world. And that said it will probably pretty much stay the way it is and the reality that I’m never going to be a “professional” blogger or find my blog pinned all over Pinterest remains.
And that’s a good thing.