Warning: This post may be a little controversial.
So I've noticed that most, if not all, of my posts since Aubrey's arrival have been about her and adjusting to life as a parent, and it has me thinking about the direction I want to take my blog in...and honestly, I'm not sure. When I started this blog, it was a way to push me back into writing. I tried my best to make sure my posts were honest, creative, etc. I like to think, for the most part, that I succeeded at that. However, as my pregnancy progressed further along, and after Aubrey's arrival, the content of my blog has ventured into "Mommy blog" territory.
This isn't to say I have any problem whatsoever with being a Mommy blog. Many of the blogs I read on a daily basis are just that, and they are some of the best ones on the Web. It's just that there are so many of them out there, and mine is nothing in comparison to the ones that are. Instead it reads more like a blog that people write to keep friends and family updated on the happenings of their family. I'd be okay doing that if I let my family and friends know about my blog. Some of my friends do read this blog, but my family, not so much. I worry that if I did let my family in on the blog, that I'd be judged. I know a few of my family members think blogs are silly or stupid or self-serving, and I don't think the news would go over too well with them. So I've kept it a secret since I started it almost two years ago.
So what do I do? Do I change the focus of my blog? Arguably, it's hard not to write about this new development in my life. My daily life is about Aubrey and I am a new mom. I hate to say that I don't have a lot going on other than becoming a mother, but it's true. Being at home with a newborn is a full-time job, and she does demand most, if not all, of my attention during the day. Until I do go back to work, I don't have a lot else to really talk about. But I am afraid of alienating some of my readers who don't necessarily want to read a Mommy blog.
I suppose I could rotate my postings so that I make sure I have a variety of content. Or, I could do what Katie at Marriage Confessions does and have separate pages for different types of content. I couldn't update both sections on a daily basis, but it would separate the two types of content I have. I don't quite know at this point, so I'm asking you, the people out there who do read my blog - what do you think? Any of you moms out there, do you find yourself having the same dilemma?
Ah, decisions, decisions....