For years I have rummaged about within myself for a steady blogging identity. Homeschooling used to be my focus, and when I stopped writing about that I was unsure what to do next. I have rambled through lanes and meadows ever since, and while I don't regret that, it has made things a little difficult for me - never having much of an idea what my next post should be about, never being sure what my readers will appreciate.
I thought for a while I should just write about daily life. But I live very quietly, go on few interesting adventures, don't do crafts any more, and my current milieu is not even close to attractive. What I mostly do is write (or angst about not writing) and read and take photographs on the few occasions I'm able.
And so more and more lately I've been contemplating a shift here at my weblog towards focussing on writing, reading, literary matters, and the thoughts that arise in me from various reading experiences. I believe it would help me to feel happier in myself. For too long now I've just been "someone who blogs her random thoughts." I would like to be a writer who blogs. Or journals, to use a prettier verb.
I am also contemplating shifting my online space gently into this one. I'm not totally keen on having my name for the url, but at the same time I've long disliked knitting the wind, and thinking up the perfect journal title isn't as easy as you might suppose. I can't afford a personal domain, nor a fancy website to go along with it. But I don't know that people care about such things anyway?
A change of focus will lose me readers. A change of url definitely will. But I have to consider what it will gain me personally. Online journalling is an opportunity to share what is important, beloved, or meaningful to you. I don't think writing and reading are more important than parenting, climate change, animal welfare, and so on - but I do think being a writer is important to me, and I not only want to share more about it, but I want to align myself internally more with it.
And now to get dressed into warm clothes and go into the village for bread. See, exciting!