Saturday, December 12, 2009

Which Path Are You Traveling?

I'm at a crossroads here on Challenges and Adventures. In fact, I don't even know what path I'm on or where its going. When I started this blog, I was in love! I loved blogging and couldn't wait to blog I chose the title cuz I thot I would blog about my son and our challenges with him, but that seemed a bit too public. We're a bit of a private family. I also thot I'd blog more about my husband and his challenges with vision impairment and retraining, but that didn't end up happening either. I knew I would blog about my faith, but I have only done that in spurts.

I tried blogging about my hobbies, my pet, our outings and roadtrips. I would have loved to have blogged about home decor, except that we're crammed into student housing and I have not decorated the way I would like too. Most of my stuff is in storage or I sold it. We had to downsize to the extreme when we moved. Plus its not a priority right now with our limited budget. Once we are settled after hubby graduates, I know the nesting instinct will return. I would also enjoy blogging about style and clothes, but again, its not a priority in my life, tho I have been upping my style factor the last 6 months.

I read a variety of blogs and love all their different niches they express. But mine, it just feels like a big pile of clutter, kinda like my dining room table at the moment. A reflection of my life, if you will. I have so many diverse interests in life that I don't have a niche, nor do I really want one. Yet, I can't seem to make my varied, eclectic style work on this blog. It seems too scattered, and most people don't like reading a scattered blog. It doesn't really fall into the "mommy blog" catergory as my son is a tween. And an only child. Its not really a family blog either, as I haven't shared alot of what goes on in our day to day life. Again, I can't seem to get over my privacy concerns with the internet. I don't homeschool, tho I always thot I would before we discovered our son's diagnosis. We're both happier with him in school. I'm not an expert at anything, yet I enjoy dabbling-learning about-experimenting in alot of subjects, flitting from one idea to the next.

I'm not into giveaways or contests, I try to live frugally, but don't really enjoy blogging about it. I've been married 20+ years, so alot of the things younger moms and wives blog about I did eons ago and its either an ingrained habit or it doens't apply to where I am in life .... So is there a niche for a middle aged, God loving, faith holding, starting over, wife, helpmate, and taxi driver to vision impaired, student of the semester in his dept!! (so proud of you honey!)almost graduated hunky middle aged man I married, and mom to sweet tween special needs son, woman with no expertise in life/career/vocation, mediocre crafter/sewer/knitter with interests that change from day to day, week to week??? Ya, I didn't think so!

So how 'bout you? If you have a blog, what is your niche?


Trish said...

I'm with you - my motivations and desires change on an almost daily basis.

My thought is to go with the title of your blog - pretty much everything that you want to blog about can probably be classified as either a challenge or an adventure, right? Does that help at all?

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

I love your blog. I love hearing how you are doing on the other side of the country. I would love to hear more about your challenges with a special needs son (Congrats on his honor) and dealing with a hubby in school. You definitely have an adventure. Otherewise, I say blog about what interests you...that's what makes a blog intersting.

Take care my friend!
and Merry Christmas!