Thoughtful Tuesdays…Blogging Under the Influence

Say it Rah-shay By Jan 19, 2011 No Comments

…or what’s it all about, Bloggers?

Lately I’ve been thinking about just what it is my blog means to me and by extension to you all who read (thanks!), follow (thanks!) and comment (thanks!). As I peruse the plethora of blogs via Facebook, Google Reader, Twitter links, my social media group and the like I see so many things that I want for my blog, so many things that I admire and I have to question: What the Bleep is my blog about?

When I first started blogging, I literally started with: Everyone else is doing it, why not me? and I wrote about everything and nothing: bizarre holidays, revisited some old posts from an old Maxpages website that I had, and just rambled waxed poetically about life as I saw it. In an attempt to create the blog that I looked for when I began as a library chick, I started a work blog and posted my story times, bizarre holidays with book tie ins and other library biz things. But after chatting with a blogger friend of mine, realizing that while I do enjoy writing there could be a way to make my blog work for me, I wondered JUST what my blog should be?

There have been words bandied about…Mommy Blogger, Brown Blogger, Book Blogger but for me, what do they mean? Should I be focusing on a BRAND? Hell, WHAT does that even mean? Should I continue as I have loving that I am able to write and not really worrying about what the next step will be? Should I purchase a fancy upgrade, blog buttons and the like and market myself more? What should my ‘thing’ be? Mommy blogger? I DO delight in talking about The Bee and think you all enjoy it too (cue polite nods of heads). Brown Blogger? I am a woman of color but other then a few topics that piss me off, I feel that my voice is not strong enough to sway*. Book/Library Blogger? Again, my passion for books is one thing but I still find myself at a loss for what to blog about reading other blogs (yes that AGAIN) and thinking that there us no way I am as good a writer.


Rachee will crochet for you… and finish it too!

I am feeling like my recent bout of personal issues are clouding my way of thinking. I don’t want to be rash and threaten something that will not happen such as not blogging nor do I want to become so focused on monetizing that I sound like the pain in the ass that money makes people yet there has to be some middle road.

Oh well, one thing that I do feel positive and confident about is my hooking and by that I mean crochet (get your mind out of the gutter!). I have been working on a business plan** for Rachee Crochet’s and that will be going live by February. Stay tuned!
Writing with a purpose…sorta,
*In case you hadn’t noticed I am having some self confidence issues

**As much as you can call writing some ideas in a notebook and holding a blogger friend hostage for forty minutes while I discussed things a business plan!


I am mom, daughter, sister, yarn lover, word lover, crazy cat lady and library chick. Find me with book or with hook and a hot cuppa.

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