Much like my Mac when the screen freezes and the little multicoloured wheel of doom appears, my brain has become so overloaded with ideas and thoughts on different things I could be doing on mother.wife.me that it has reached maximum bandwidth and frozen.
This hasn’t happened to me for a while. I usually have ideas springing out of everywhere for blog posts and my main job is to edit the ideas down, so I don’t end up posting a shed load of nonsense on mother.wife.me – the extent to which I succeed is debatable.
I think part of the problem is that I’ve been scooting round reading lots of other blogs for the first time in ages. There just wasn’t that much time in the run-up to Christmas. It’s not that the blogs that I regularly read aren’t darned fine, it’s just that the amount of brilliant blogs out there really is quite overwhelming, as is the the diversity of what constitutes a parenting blog or as is the case for many, a blog that happens to be written by a parent.
I’ve been blogging for a little over a year now and it feels good that I’ve managed to stay the distance. But I have to hold my hands up and admit that I really don’t know where I am going with mother.wife.me at the moment! I don’t know quite what I want mother.wife.me to be. I think I do and then I change my mind.
I’m enjoying doing an increasing amount of reviews, we went to The Sea Life London Aquarium last week and I have a post about our experiences due out later in the week. I’m also going to be putting my first big competition live on mother.wife.me shortly, it’s for an overnight stay in London on Valentine’s night, so it’s a corker and I’m very excited to be able to run it.
But those things aside, it is the essence of mother.wife.me that I am not quite sure about at the moment and that is what is really giving me Blogger’s Block. Who am I as a blogger? What do I stand for? Do I need to stand for anything? Should I be funnier – I so admire people who can be seemingly effortlessly funny when they write. Should I be more focused on parenting topics and also get back to doing more political rantings like A Mother’s Work Meme? Will I ever get round to posting all of the photos I’ve taken for ‘My Life In Shoes’?
For now I am going to click ‘Publish’ on this little musing, get snuggled up with Ma Puce on the sofa to make the most of the fact that snow has hampered her getting to nursery this morning and await my moment of clarity.