You just knew that there had to be a follow up to the first Blogging About Blogging.
I am still a woman confused, baffled, bedazzled and wonky about my bloggy plan. I look like this..
First off, do you listen to podcasts? I didn’t until I stumbled on Sister Diane at CraftyPod. Usually, I pass podcasts up because it is way too easy for me to tune them out, but if you blog, you owe it to yourself to listen to CraftyPod #93: Craft Blogging. (note:you don’t need an ipod or anything to listen to these, just click play on the page)
Sister Diane made it all clear to me. I am doing this all wrong. I am not writing about things that I am passionate about, so it often seems like a chore. I am busy trying to craft a post that is a how to, fits a meme, or just plain piggy backs on others ideas. I hate it. It isn’t me. I don’t wanna do it anymore.
See, I am learning that I am more of a show & tell person, not a teacher. Being a teacher implies that you have patience and a plan. Newsflash-I have no patience and there is never a plan.
I can’t show you how I went from point A to point B and finally ended up at point C with a project. I have no idea how I got there, how am I going to draw you a map? THIS. ISN’T. ME.
So, what does all this mean? How can I stop hiding behind this mask so often?
- I need to find my passion, perhaps before I really figure out my niche.
- I need to identify my weaknesses and try to learn to use them in my favor.
How can I do that, unmask myself, & not scare all of you away in the process? Do you think that you would still like me if I looked more like this?
Are you still with me?
What are your passions?
What are your strengths?
Are their aspects of blogging that make it feel like a chore or a bore for you?
Your assignment, if you choose to accept it, is to go listen to CraftyPod #93 and tell us how you feel about blogging and your blog. There are some other helpful links on that page too.
Note: This accompaning art gallery was brought to you by etsy.com, but inspired by Struggling to Be Stylish and her Art Chaos.