I have been thinking about the direction of this blog lately. I’m going to put my thoughts out here today, with the hope of getting some clarity through sharing.
Blogs have an interesting way of growing and changing with the blogger. Most bloggers and readers of blogs would have noticed, that blogs are not static. They almost seem to have a life of its own. As the blogger grows and changes in his or her life, the blog sometimes changes along too.
I started this blog as a photo blog, sharing snippets of our daily life and things about my kids that I wanted to remember. Along the way, I started sharing about education and what I did in class when I was a school teacher. Those posts on my English STELLAR lessons in the classroom and how to prepare children for Primary One became very popular. I also started to share about the crafts and activities I did with my kids.
So, the blog evolved from a photo blog of snippets of our daily life, to a website sharing about education and activities for kids. At that point, I also started a Facebook Page for the blog, where I post ideas on activities and crafts for kids. The Facebook Page has about 1530 fans at the moment.
Sometimes I wonder, who exactly are the ones reading my blog? I know there are about a hundred or so of you who subscribe to this blog either via email or on wordpress. My blog stats show about 100 to 200 of you who visit this blog daily and many arrive here from search engines.
Save for the few who leave comments on my posts, and those who email me once in a while asking for advice on composition writing, I honestly have no idea who the regular readers of my blog are.
Once in a while, I have the urge to share openly my parenting struggles, daily life, thoughts and experiences. At other times, I have lots of ideas going through my mind, which I really want to try out with my kids and if I do, I’ll usually share them here. But, I find that I have less time to do crafts or activities with my kids nowadays, with 2 of them being in Primary School.
To blog or not to blog?
What to blog about?
Who am I blogging to?
These are the questions that are in my mind recently.
So, while I try to figure all that out, pardon me if you find some random posts from me in your inbox or feed reader. And if you think that this blog no longer serves the purpose of you subscribing to or following in the first place, I won’t blame you if you choose to unsubscribe, unlike or unfollow. :)
Alright, I’ve finally got this off my chest.
Seriously, if a blogger has to blog about thinking of what to blog, this blogger is really facing a blogger’s block. (Tongue twister, eh?!)
Perhaps I’m facing an identify crisis, or mid-life crisis (!!!), or I’m just plain bored.
Something’s got to change… I just need to figure out what.