So, I am not a very good blogger. A good blogger would have had posts pre-written, or guest posts, or SOMETHING on her blog while she was on vacation. A good blogger, at the very least, would have said she was going to be on vacation and to look for new posts in a week. Sorry – I didn’t do any of that!
Yes, we were on vacation. More specifically, we had a stay-cation. We were home, but had plenty of fun taking day trips and just spending time together. It was wonderful. Can you believe summer is almost over? I can’t. I am not sure I am ready for all the routine and hustle and bustle of the school year. Thankfully, we still have the rest of this month to play and I hope we make the most of it!
I thought a lot about the blog and you while I was on vacation. I had things I wanted to write about, recipes I wanted to share. My hubby even said at one point, “this would make a great blog post”. I got to think quite a bit about the blog. It’s only been two short months since the blog launched, but it seems longer somehow. I spent a lot of time preparing for the blog to “go live”. I really built it all upon the idea of helping others and being a resource for other gluten free people. I think I approached it as more of an organization – a structured, almost formal resource. And, let’s be real, it’s just little old me, talking about what I had for dinner and what I’ve learned along my gluten free journey. Not much of an organization, eh?
So, as I thought about the blog, I feel like it needs to relax a bit. Do you feel that way? How is the site and what I am sharing coming across? Do you find things helpful? Do you want “just business” or do you think of me as your blogging friend? I have a handful of blogs that I read about food, design, home improvement…I read them because I like what they are about, but also because I like the person writing them. Have I ever met them? Nope. But, you kind of get a feel about who they are based on what they write about and how they write. Isn’t that the beauty of a blog?
The conclusion I have come to is that I need to let this blog grow and morph into what it’s going to be and not put myself into a box. I’ve struggled to write posts at time because I feel like I need to have some mind-blowing topic or well drawn out recipe to share (ok, so none of my posts fall into either of those categories, but you catch my drift, right?), but I am going to let that go. It’s ok if I post quickly that I have tried the new gluten free Rice Krispies (I have by the way – more on that later) and call it a day. So, here’s me loosening up. (shaking shoulders and rolling neck around). Can anyone here say Type A? 🙂
I hope everyone had a great week last week and that you’ll keep reading and walking the gluten free path with me!