Who are you? What do you stand for? What’s your angle? About what topics do you blog? Being a mom? Wii Fit? German Shepherds? Working full-time? Sailing? How about being an East Coast transplant living in the Mid-West? I don’t know!
Look, I have had this blog site for over a year and I have yet to develop a “voice”. I am not overly fashionbable nor have I lost a ton of weight. Yes, I shop with coupons and look for the best price for items while surfing the net. And I am a Mom. I love to read, knit, crochet, scrapbook, sail, play with my dog, travel…. you get my point, right?
I guess I struggle with what it means to have a “voice.” Do I want people to follow me on Twitter, Facebook and other social media venues? Sure, if they are interested in what I have to say. But I have realistic expectations– I am just an average mom working to raise an ethical and socially conscious child without putting too much pressure on her to be like me or to succeed. I am happily married to a Social Media “guru;” my words and never his. I would love to be part of his world but I recognize that there is very little about me that is marketable or even interesting to companies.
But this is what I am: I am love. I love. I love listening to people and their opinions (even when I don’t necessarily agree with them). I love trying new products, clothes, food and places. I love my family, my friends and my pets. And I really enjoy reading your opinions about what I write.
So, here is my final thought for the evening. My blog may not have a spin. But it is about the things that I enjoy, the products that I buy and my reflections on what I have seen and heard. I almost always have one or 2 adventures every day and I try to live my life to the fullest. I’ll try not to bore you, dear reader, but I can’t promise that I will save you any money, promote the ideal work out routine or communicate the best recipe for salsa (although I do have a good recipe.)
I’m off to BlogHer 2010 in few weeks and, to be quite honest, I am not sure why I am going. Most of the folks who will be in attendance will have been sponsored by one company or another. Others will have more than 5000+ people following their tweets or are listed as their friends on Facebook. I am going because I want to learn about the world of blogging. And if I am lucky, maybe I will meet a friend or 2 while I am there. If I don’t go, I will never know what I could have learned or who I might have met. If I go, I may find myself adding “blogging” to the growing list of things that I love to do.