For the next four weeks I'll be taking Holly Becker of decor8 Blogging Your Way course. I've been a long time admirer of Holly's work. She spends time thinking about what she says and posts simple, but obviously well thought out pictures. I am so excited to take a fresh look at my blog and they way and why I am doing it. My assignment for week 1 is to answer these questions.
I started thinking about some of the things I love in my home. Since I spend so much of my time here raising my family and creating my art as well. I find myself reflected in the things I surround myself with. This of course excludes the kids room, which is strewn with Legos and little boy imagination. The rest of the house has reminders to be thoughtful, intentional and inspired.
I started my blog with the intention to post pictures of my creative work. Several posts over the years have been personal, maybe too personal. I tend to not blog about my family much. I don't often blog about my process, maybe its the pressure to only post finished projects. The rate that I finish things is much slower than a professional DIY-er or artist. I've been trying to focus more on the artist part of my work.
While I've been thinking about these questions it's brought up questions of my own.
Why is it important to me to share what I create and how I feel about it?
(I could just make, enjoy and give things away…but I feel this desire to share it with others.)
Who even reads this blog? Does it matter if no one reads it?
(If you are reading this, bless you! Please, tell me why you think you read my blog when there are thousands to choose from.)
What would happen if I stopped blogging? What would happen if I spent more time on it?
What do I think about organizing my posts more? Could a sense of regularity help or hinder my blog?
How do I find more time? (Ha! How does anyone?!) A better question would be…
How do I organize my time better to make room for my need to share?
What do I want from this experience?
What do I want to share with others?
Why do you blog? Have you thought about it?