Every so often I come across a pile of meaningful content all at once. That happened this morning. While visiting BlogHer this morning in order to locate the article above, I came across several other posts that all apply to me – where I am in life, my writing, etc. I will be sharing them, along with my thoughts and ideas, this weekend. Now on to the post that started it all …
In What You Share Is Who You Are Online – BlogHer, Gaby Dalkin discusses the idea of creating your own brand on your blog. This is largely why I felt compelled to redo my entire blog. I had too much scattered content and too many projects started but never finished. I needed to rally around a concept, an idea, or two – not 20. I may not have found my focus quite yet, but I am working on it.
What attracted me to this post is the idea that the blog posts you share and/or discuss on your blog ultimately becomes a part of your brand. I couldn’t agree more. When I first decided to restart my blog, I was unsure as to whether or not I wanted to share as many outside blogposts as I have in the past. Well, I think I will. I just want to make sure that I actually take the time to write about those blogposts and fully explain why I am sharing them instead of using them as filler. I have a feeling that I will be sharing several BlogHer posts in the months and years to come.
One thing that I hope I can revive with my blog is the sense of community I created with my old one. It took some time, but I came across several likeminded bloggers who supported my endeavors. I hope it is not too late to reestablish those relationships. If these past few weeks have taught me anything, it is that I missed blogging. I like reflecting on things happening in my life, articles and blogposts I come across online, and how I’ve grown over the years, even if few people read it. I understand why I stopped when I did, but I hope to make it a permanent habit, not something I just do occasionally. I sincerely hope that I do eventually find my voice and my audience. I do have a lot to offer to the point where I get overwhelmed as to where to begin.