I have done a complete overhaul on my blog several times since the time I started it, and yet it appears it's time to do so again. The first year or so, this blog was completely unfocused and I didn't post with much consistency. I pulled my act together and started blogging daily the following year, but still without much of a theme. I eventually narrowed my focus and set up pages like the New Reader page to make my mission clear (somewhat). But, it seems my mission has changed.
The blogs that I personally read and love have a clear voice and a story. That is what I've been lacking. But, I felt a voice and story begin to emerge from me during my pregnancy and this blog has slowly become something I never intended or imagined it would. I'm hesitant to label it anything at this point, though some could say it's a parenting blog. I just know that writing about my pregnancy allowed me to share on a deeper, more relatable level and the feedback I've gotten has been overwhelming. I've received numerous emails and comments, since my blog changed course, that confirm I am moving in the right direction.
I always said that having a child would somehow connect me to an opportunity in my personal life (i.e. career), but I had no idea what that looked like. I have been working on my photography business, little by little, off and on, for a few years now, and right now I feel most drawn to photographing pregnant women, babies/families, and possibly births. I'm so in awe of all those things, and can't imagine anything more beautiful and meaningful so it makes sense that I would not only want to photograph it (as that is my artistic medium), but also write about it. We'll see where this all leads…..
So, I will have to overhaul this blog yet again—it needs a new, pithy name (suggestions?), new banner, new tagline, etc. Now I just have to find the time to work on this with a small infant….oh….she just woke up. And she's hungry. I'll get around to all this work someday.
Thanks for all your support, dear readers! And thanks for reading!