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What should I blog about when I really have nothing to say? Or the things I do have to say are too personal or negative or reflect poorly on people I care about?
When I started blogging nearly nine years ago, blogs were much more personal. Blogging has changed a lot since then. So have I, I suppose. Blogging now has the potential to be much more professional. Blogs generate books, teaching opportunities and sales.
If I am completely honest with myself (and with you), I am interested in publishing opportunities, teaching and selling my work! I shouldn't be ashamed to say that, right? I'm not. But I do feel the teensiest bit of discomfort using my blog as a marketing tool. Maybe it's because it didn't start out the way and I'm still adjusting and trying to find my way... as a blogger, as an artist, as a mother balancing the many responsibilities and opportunities that come my way.
This is part of what I want to explore in this Blog Renew project. I'm thinking about what I enjoy sharing. I'm considering options for different kinds of posts and the right balance for the content on my blog.
A couple of you did make specific requests for things you'd like to see on the blog. My mom wants to see more pictures of her grand kids. Misty wants to know how I set up my workspace. I'll cover all that within the next 19 days!
What thoughts do you have about blogging and the balance between professional and personal?