Monday, January 24, 2011

I’ve Found My Direction as Blogger!

 

My journey as a blogger……….

Via

In life in general I feel like I’m all over the place. I have to sleep with the TV on to quiet my mind. I’m  here. I’m there. I’m thinking about this oh and that. I have so many ideas, interest and things I want to do. I have “Shinny Object Syndrome.” Even though that’s just a metaphor I really do. If I see something shinny I’m gone. ;o)

Are you wondering where all this is going?

Well I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this ole blog.

“What is it?” I ask myself. “What kind of blogger are you?” “Who do you blog for?” “Where do you want to go with your blog?” Yes I have conversations with myself all the time. Don’t you?

 

What is it? – I have a feeling that as my life changes my blog will as well. I know for sure that I don’t want to lock myself into one genre.  Although the “Blog Experts” say every successful blog needs a genre to stick to. I’ve realized………this is where you’re suppose to click play on the clip below. :o)

 

 

I don’t want to be put in a corner. I want to blog about anything and everything I want to blog about. If THAT makes me an unsuccessful blogger than I’m willing to take on that title. 

 

Via

What kind of blogger are you? - I love to………..

CRAFT

BAKE

COOK

DECORATE

I have a STRONG PASSION for LIFE!

I get GIDDY when I find a good DEAL!

I’m OBSESSED with PHOTOGRAPHY and BUILDING my BUISNESS!

I’m a THRIFTER.

This may be a SHOCKER to you but I’m a DEEP THINKER.

I LOVE to SHARE FUNNY STORIES and things I’ve LEARNED in LIFE.

I LIKE to BLOG about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!

I’m starting to get comfortable with the idea of VLOGGING from time to time. I feel that it’s a better outlet for me to tell stories.

Do you see what I’m saying. I’m all over the place here.
No room for tight corners!  

 

Who do you blog for? – I blog for…….

Myself

Kent (my fiancé)

Our future kiddos

My family. Hey family! I love you!

My fabulous readers. Hey guys! I love y’all too!

Yes I blog for you too! I love reading your comments and visiting your blogs. It’s so neat to meet people that I would have otherwise never met. If I write a post that does not receive a comment I wonder why (just being honest here). If your blog is not set to private then you too blog for your readers. Come on, it’s okay to say it! You may not be blogging solely for them but they are a part of the process. I think it’s silly when people say “Oh I don’t care if I have comments.” or “Oh I could care less if I have a follower.” Really, really, is that the honest truth? If so then why is your blog public or why don’t you just keep an online journal?

I LOVE having followers, I and I LOVE getting comments and I’m not ashamed to admit it! It’s all part of building a successful blog. It shouldn’t be a shameful thing to want more readers.     

 

 

On to the next question I’ve been asking myself……

Via

“Where do you want to go with your blog?”

I feel that I need to give myself some sort of direction on my blog. Not sure why I feel this way, but I do.  I have all these ideas and things I want to share but I just didn’t know where I want to go with it.

Some of you may know that I’m a photographer and have a photography blog as well. I’ve been miss treating that blog. As of now I’m mainly using it for picture previews for my clients. It’s lacking personality and it needs a little fixing up. I toyed with the idea of posting more regularly about photography related stuff over there. 

This question also dabbles in a bit of my business as well. I’m in the mist of deciding just how much I want to grow my little photography business. Do I want to grow it slowly or dive right in? These are things I’ve been thinking about and surprisingly enough it ties into where I want to go as a blogger.

Here’s what I’ve decided – I’m going to continue to blog about anything that tickles my fancy. There may be months that all post are craft related and there may be weeks that I only blog about my pets. I may even blog about a piece of trash that inspired me. This all falls into the “Whatever Tickles May Fancy” category.

I’m not going to get bogged down with blogging rules!

I’ve decided to keep my photography blog mainly for my clients. You’re more than welcome to following along over there if ya like but be warned it will be full of sneak peeks and specials I’m running for my client's. I’m going to give it a facelift pretty soon but I think I’m going to continue to use it as my store front and hold off on a tradition website. Gasp! I know ALL successful photographers have their own website. I do plan to get one in the future but as of now I’m fine using my “photography blog” as my store front!

That means not only will I be blogging about all the things that tickle my fancy I will also be blogging about photography related topics HERE from time to time. I have a passion to teach and share and while I am still learning to fly as a photographer I hope to share things with you that I learn along the way. Perhaps even a funny story that happens while I’m on a shoot.

I’ve deicide to be a rebel blogger! I’m going to go against the “Blogging Experts” and blog about anything my little heart wants. I do hope you stick around but I understand if you’re main interest is craft/home décor blogs. You may get that here from time to time but as I said above I’m not going to put myself in a corner. I have “Shiny Object Syndrome” and tight corners just don’t work well with that disorder. :o)

It’s nice to finally feel that I have some direction as a blogger! My direction? Whatever tickles my fancy! Hope you’re willing to tag along for the journey. I’m not sure where it’s going to take us but I promise we’ll have fun along the way!

Via

18 comments:

  1. Keep on keeping on, Kendra! Just do your thing! There are no rule makers in Blogland!

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  2. GOOD for you girl!! Seriously..do what makes YOU happy and to heck with the haters ;)

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  3. It is so funny...I went through and read some of my blogs over the last couple of years last night. I feel like mine has turned into more of a testimony. Hopefully my stories and my outlook on life will help encourage other people and spur myself on. I agree...who needs blogging rules??!!

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  4. I'm so glad to read this today because I was just thinking this morning that my blog is lacking a focus...but I think I want it like that. It's for all of my random thoughts for my friends and family and those interested out there. Every post is different just like every day and I think it's way more fun that way. And your blog is great--It's quickly become one of my favorites. :) Have a great day!

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  5. And that's why it's YOUR blog. You get to be you and blog about what interests you. And we all have so many interests and passions that it would be boring to just settle on blogging about one of them. I love it when I get used to reading a foodie blog and then one day "bang", they blog about crocheting or knitting or painting or jewelry making or bungie jumping...lol. It's so random and that's what makes it interesting!

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  6. sounds just like what a blog should be!! Enjoy your ride, and I will look forward to hearing from you when you have something to say! take care! Cathy

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  7. I'm I'm with you - there shouldn't be rules to blog!!! Some of my most favorite blogs to read are the ones that are real people doing real life. No one focus, no rules. It's fun to go along on journeys with people & learn ne things. That's what blogging is to me.

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  8. I know exactly what you mean. It is very difficult to grow a "blog about nothing," which is what I call my blog. I blog about whatever I want, as evidenced by the fact that last week I wrote about how to make a mocha and this week I wrote about T going to Vegas for work. It makes ME enjoy writing more to write about what I care for...and I think my readers appreciate that. I love your blog!

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  9. III love it...and I love these pictures! So lovely!

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  10. Kendra, I understand where you are coming from. I thought long and hard before starting my blog on the same things. I didn't want to only focus on one topic. After all, we are all multi-faceted people.

    That's why I named my blog A Musing Potpourri. I muse about a potpourri of things. That's what works for me and, regardless of what the experts say, it works for a lot of bloggers out there.

    I love your blog and visit frequently. I've enjoyed watching your business grow, hearing about your wedding preparations, shivering at your recount of your run-in with a rogue pumpkin.

    Blogging is sort of like a twist on a line from The Field of Dreams. If you write it, they will come.

    Have a great day, Sweetie! La

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  11. And I bet most will keep following just like myself. Those that don't we didn't need them anyway. And as bubbly and fun as you are, who wouldn't want to join in. Live brave, be inspired. And for goodness sake keep sharing.

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  12. I totally agree with you, I specifically have a fashion blog but I also go by my rule that if I want to post something, than I do, even if it may not fit it. I think that your blog should always reflect who you are, and lets face it we're constantly changing so I think a changing blog is great!
    Wearing It On My Sleeves

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  13. I have a hard time following blog rules too. I'd rather just do what I want, so I do.

    Ps I'm a new follower!

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  14. I would love to be able to blog about a variety of things, but I only have one talent. I'm funny. So, pretty much I only write humor - no pictures, no crafts, not anything else, because that's all I got. It's not to bad being alone with my jokes, and blogging is great because I have a lot of people to laugh with me.

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  15. Great post! It really made me think about what I want for my blog and *who* I am blogging for. I think that it is YOUR blog and therefore YOUR choice as to what you want to blog about! I am now a new follower so that I can stay up to date on "whatever tickles your fancy."

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  16. Had to stop by again and say thank you for leaving a comment on my little "Bliss-at-home" project today. :) I'm so glad I've had the chance to get to know you better through your blog over the past months!

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  17. I like what Amanda said. I am relieved to read this post. I haven't blogged lately because my heart hasn't been in home/decor. I was deeply involved in saving tons of money couponing, so I wrote about it and my followers started dropping like flies. That stung. So I started a second blog and now I have two neglated blogs. I think I may just break the rules too. There are only so many rooms you can decorate and so many wreaths you can make.

    This is my first time here and I like it. I'm your newest folower.

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