Yesterday I took at look at my month of writing. Here’s where I want to go:
Change this blog format! Yes, my comments are wonky. Fix that. I want it to be more inviting, hold photos really, really well, and have an easy way to get my RSS feed or maybe even connect on Facebook. I would absolutely love to know what isn’t working for you on my blog, format-wise. What are your favorite features on blogs you love?
Be relentlessly ordinary. I want to focus more on the seemingly mundane parts of our life. I love seeing that on my blog. Yes, it is selfish, but I’m writing for myself and my family, mostly, so that’s what I want to write about.
Develop a regular schedule of some kinds of posts. In particular, I like to review the week, so I just need to pick a day. Sundays, I think. I also like holding myself accountable on my projects around the house. I think twice a month to check in on those would be fun.
Don’t be afraid to share my heart. Sometimes I would get shy and not want to post something that felt revealing. I felt that way even if I thought it was important. A good example is that proverb that I posted about, “An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.” It also felt revealing to post about how I have always wanted to be a homemaker, and hard it has been to own that. I want to stay open to writing things like that.
Keep writing. It’s definitely a muscle that needs to be used. It gets stronger the more I work it out. And I’m thrilled I made it all 31 days.
One thing I’m looking forward to sharing in the next year is our new home on the farm! Rumor has it that ground will be broken today. (Rumors have been wrong before, though, so I’m not holding my breath.) I may even do a “31 days of building a farmhouse” next October.
I’ve had a really interesting month doing this challenge. It confirmed to me that I miss writing, and while I don’t think I’ve really landed on my sweet spot in the blogging world yet, I’m on my way. I would love to have you join me as I continue this little experiment. You can get my posts if you use the RSS for posts, or maybe you use Feedly or something similar.
So, what do you think about my ideas? If you did the 31 day challenge, how do you think it went?