Do you try to keep your blog geared to a specific topic or theme?
Or do you just blog about whatever is on your mind that day?
I don't have any set criteria for my blog posts, but usually blog about parenting my 5 rough and dirty young folk on our family farm , good old stick to yer ribs country cooking, & getting back to a simpler, more self sufficient way of life.
My blog is really a diary of my life as a city girl here on the prairies of North Dakota, which comes complete with a three-year-old, a dog, a husband, an investigations business, and of course the occasional tumbleweed floating through. My faith is the most important part of my life, so on Thursdays I usually blog about that part of my life. I figure, if faith isn't important to you, then don't read on Thursdays, ever other day, stop on by and hang out for awhile.
Oh, and I should mention, it probably won't make it's appearance for another week or so, but I am in the process of implementing a new weekly feature - it's going to be great! Wow, for so long I've been a blogging slacker, but now I'm begining to feel like a blogging rockstar!!
Both! But that's because I have two blogs. My main one is pretty much stream of consciousness. It has a spin-off, though, that focuses on kids and allergies and asthma. Its traffic is small but steady, and I keep doing it because I was frustrated with trying to find information -- recipes in particular -- when my son was first diagnosed. I'll occasionally do food allergy stuff on my main blog, but not often.
I started mine as a way to write down what my boys did, because it was hard to get to their journals as much as I wanted to, but it has turned into an anything goes type of blog and I like it that way.
Mine is eclectic. There are certain themes you will see over and over, but not just one topic for the entire blog. It's my fun. I've read a lot about finding your niche, and if you're going to monetize or try to run your blog as a business, then finding your niche is important. It depends on what you want out of it, and there is no right way or wrong way to blog. Another thing I like about it!
I tend to use my blog to say whatever I feel I can't say in real life. So, it is a collect all for all sorts of thoughts. Since I don't really know anyone in the area I live, I use it as a replacement for coffee with the girls. But, not as giggly.
I have many sites but the one I spend the most time on is my kids eat free website. It's mainly geared towards the obvious, kids eat free - restaurants that offer free kids meals and discounted kids meals but I have also generated posts on activities that are free or inexpensive as well as some product recommendations that is geared toward families.
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