My Lightbulb Moment
Who would have thought that Cheesymite scrolls could have such an impact?
I don't usually post recipes here - in fact I think I've posted maybe 2 in the 3 years I've been blogging. Posting this one was a spur of the moment decision to share a little of my Australian life with my readers.
Doing something a bit different turned out to be a great thing to do. I had some nice comments about the recipe and it really got me thinking.....
What I feel I should do
I feel like this blog is about sewing, upcycling clothes and my blog learning - not about food and recipes.
I've set up my facebook page where I post more about my daily life and other snippets. I've kind of felt like Facebook is the 'social' side of my blog where I share more variety - but the blog itself is more focussed on the sewing, upcycling clothes and blogging.
I read a lot about blogging to try and learn and grow, and one thing that I find being said all the time is that you have to specialise and find your niche. Don't try to do everything, you must choose just one thing to concentrate on.
Now I struggle with this as I have several things I'm interested in and like doing, and enjoy the variety of doing different things, BUT I also want to have a successful blog, so feel like I should specialise more.
Three Blogs, Three Separate Topics
This blog - Creating my way to Success, was my first. It has evolved over the years and is one where definitely spend most of my time and efforts.
Some of you may know that this is not my only blog. I also have
one where I write about things I do with my kids, education, fitness and fun.
That blog is called
I have also recently added another new blog to the mix - a Wordpress one this time (the other two are both Blogger). I decided that it was time to learn about Wordpress, took up an offer of free hosting for a year, and since I'm interested in fitness and health and learning lots about that at the moment, it seemed an appropriate topic to use for my new blog.
That blog is called:
Now I always have the problem of what blog to put my time into. Sometimes I feel more like one than the other, and sometimes just have more to write about on one topic than another.
I've tried to find a way to organise my time to cover all three blogs - setting aside different days for each topic, or times of day, but I still haven't managed to work out a way to run three separate blogs to my satisfaction.
So what can I do about this dilemma? Am I spreading myself too thin? Should I just stick to blogging about one topic?
NO - because I don't want to do that!
The title of this blog shows how I like to do things
Creating MY WAY to Success
So what I've decided to do, is to stop thinking of my blogs as three separate things.
I've changed the page buttons on the top of my blog to include one that takes readers to "Be Our Best" and another that takes people to "Fit and Healthy Me".
All three topics are connected by ME - and this blog is all about how I am Creating my way to Success. That includes what I'm doing with my kids, and my fitness.
It might not sound like a big change - just adding links, but by making them "page links" to me it feels like they are much more a part of a whole rather than separate 'bits'.
I've also decided that having separate Facebook pages for each blog is silly. My main Creating my way to Success Facebook page is all I need, since I'm already sharing a variety of things on there - all I really need to do is think of it as my overall blogging Facebook page and not worry about trying to keep up with so many different places!
It's the way you look at it
It's all about perpective. I haven't changed the fact that I have 3 blogs about 3 different topics.
Thinking of my 3 blogs together rather than separate, I've got a fresh excitement about them.
I sew, I upcycle, and try to help my kids with their education, fitness and development and I'm also learning to look after my own health and fitness too.
Life is about a balance, and I think I've finally found a way to balance all the things I want to do in mine.
So maybe I'll post more recipes, who knows what else I'll learn or figure out! My blogs will certainly be more intertwined from now on, and I feel like I can share better who I am in doing this. The next few weeks are going to be fun as I explore my blogs from this fresh perspective.
So how about you? Do you try to stick to your blog niche? Or do you blog about lots of different things? Do you have more than one blog - and how do you balance it all?