Sun setting over frosty moorland in Geltsdale, Cumbria.
Oh man I sat down today to start writing on what I thought was quite a good idea. I wanted to do a little summary of what had taken place on my blog in the last month, taking a little peek at what I enjoyed writing and what you seemed to like reading. Seemed like it would help me with feeling my way through what I want my blog to be and what direction or focus I wanted to take with it. Good idea yes?
Well so I thought until I sat down to write…and then sat some more. I had made a little note of the posts I had written and how many likes each one had received expecting, well I don’t know what exactly but I certainly didn’t imagine I would simply sit there with my head in a jumble not knowing what to make of it all or what to say.
Maybe that is indicative in itself, maybe my blog is a little bit of a jumble. And if it is, well that is okay. When I dusted off my blog and restarted it, I spoke about opening up my blog to new topics and parts of my life in my post Starting Anew. I made a decision to write about all sorts of things until I found what worked for me and I suppose this is what I have done.
If you missed any of my posts this month, here is a quick little summary for you and me:
Time to Talk – ‘Time to Talk Day’ and the importance of talking when it comes to mental health.
In Defence of Winter – many people seem to wish winter away in their longing for spring and summer, this was my look at why I love the season.
What next for Mr B’s Button Jamboree? – a look at why my button jewellery business hasn’t quite gone to plan and what I have learnt from the experience.
My Veganuary Experience – my experiences of taking part in Veganuary (asking people to go vegan for the month of January – see what they did there!) as well as some of the recipes I made.
A Need for Control – a little look at how I could turn my anxious need for control into a positive force to move me forward.
Discovering a Love of Urban Photography – how I began to fall into love with urban photography whilst on our travels.
Seeking a Feeling of Achievement – my new approach to getting things done and achieving what I want to with my work and life.
So yep quite a jumble of topics there and honestly I am no clearer in what is my thing or things to write about. I enjoyed writing about winter, my photography and my new approaches. Popular ones were the posts about Veganuary, urban photography and my button jewellery business. A quick glance at January shows my travel posts on Hadrian’s Wall and our Big Adventure seemed to go down well as did my Anxiety, Harry Potter and Me on Facebook. All as clear as something very unclear to me (complete brain fail there on what a good ‘unclear’ thing would be!). For now then I will continue as I am until I find it is no longer working for me or I settle into a groove of what is me.
Am going to give myself a small pat on the back for writing 8 articles in February – working out at 2 a week! I didn’t want to put myself under pressure with writing this blog and give up before it had really got started simply because I had set my goals too high. So I thought aim for 1 a week, try for 2 if you can….I not only can, I did! So 2 a week is now the aim, try for 3 if I can (note to self, the week before you go away for 3 weeks is possibly not the best time to aim for writing more…).
I am wondering if this post may seem a little self-indulgent, I hope not and that you will find it of interest even if you have already read all the posts mentioned. So what do you think? A good idea to do this at the end of each month?