“Keep going. Keep going!” a little whiny voice repeats over and over again in my ear.
I’ve experienced a sort of blogging blues as of late. I’ve been at this for awhile, though still less than a year, so I’ve been pondering my overall blogging purpose.
Was I right to choose the “working mom on the go” concept in the first place? Is it a bit overdone? Is my voice truly unique and different? Do I care about really growing readership, or am I just doing this for “me?” Before blogging, I felt that something was lacking in my current social media involvement – that a short Facebook update wouldn’t effectively communicate my state of mind nor narrate the trials and tribulations and pure joys of parenting / job hunting and eventually working part time.
Does my almost 2 year old’s mantra of “keep going” have a hidden meaning for Go Mama O.com? Perhaps…
In my last post about the Do Gooder Summer Reading Challenge, I was inspired by The Happy Guide and reminded of a solid Teddy Roosevelt quote (you’ll have to check out the post to read it). Can I embrace the Nike tag line and “Just Do It” when it comes to sitting down and blogging at least twice a week? I hope so!
As I mentioned in Smart Outfit Planning Trick, I was having some technical issues with my blog. This boiled down to trying to blog solely from a smartphone or my Nook tablet, and I was getting frustrated with both of these options. The mobile sites and smaller screens just lack some of the functionality of the full site. Plus the smaller screens hurt my eyes after some time, so I was opting for much shorter posts. Finally, I really enjoy sitting at my computer desk and tapping away at a real keyboard. As fun as my drag & swipe technology may be on my phone, there’s just something more satisfying about typing. Then again, maybe I’m old school – more Gen X than the tech saavy Gen Y’ers.
Are you a mobile or desktop blogger? Which site do you prefer?
Emotional Benefits of Blogging
Ultimately, I think what will keep me going on my blog is the quiet time and peace that I experience when I carve out some time just for me and my own little site. I may not be the funniest, flashiest, or BEST blog out there, but that’s not what I’m going for. This is MY outlet and space to be authentic and even classic Cathy O. I truly value the virtual connections that I’ve formed with my friends and followers, who help validate and encourage me to keep going. THANK YOU dear readers!
So yes, I think I will keep going here at Go Mama O.
How do you “keep going” on your own blog? Do you share similar sentiments?
- Audience, Are You There? (allmarketingthings.wordpress.com)
- Lessons I Learned from Seven Years of Blogging (stirrup-queens.com)