Kat’s recent post on whether or not she’s a “Mommy Blogger” has had me thinking recently about my blog–namely who my audience is. Who are you? I know who those of you regularly posting comments are: almost all of you are my in-person friends, a couple of you are friends of friends, and one of you is my online friend. But I don’t know who the rest of you are; or, more importantly, what it is that brings you to read my blog. What do you like reading about on here? Was it my birth “philosophy” and plan to have a homebirth? Are you here because you want updates on Sadie? The reason I ask is, I’m considering broadening the scope of this blog a little. You see, I started blogging here when I was in graduate school. I was on-and-off-again with it toward the end, and I then I started this blog when I became pregnant last summer. Part of me really likes sticking with this topic, but part of me sort of misses blogging on the everyday things. Of course, now there’s mostly only Sadie comprising my everyday, but not completely.
For example, I might like to blog about:
- The hilarious summer cut we got for our dog, Willow;
- The DELICIOUS homemade shortcake I made to have with AR strawberries and homemade whipped cream;
- My sadness at not putting in a summer garden;
- My excitement that the Backyard Garden Project is going well and gaining recognition;
- My joy that it’s snow cone season again; or
- The absurdity that my 10-year reunion will cost me $75 for some appetizers (and also the absurdity in itself that I’m old enough for a 10-year reunion).
So, I’m asking, who are you, and what would you think if I sometimes went “off topic”?
Maybe it’s not just diapers and play-dates…