Thursday, November 18, 2010

Moving Forward

As of yesterday I have turned comments back on.  I'm hoping that time will have been the cure for that issue, but I'll still be leaving comments moderated.  I thought of leaving comments off forever, but I love hearing from you all.  So we'll see how it goes.

I've been feeling lately like there needs to be a change here.  It took some time though for me to decide what those changes should be.  Since I started using facebook and twitter, I've noticed that all my creative energy (the little I have combined with actual time on the computer) was used up in the small updates there.  And my blog was being left all alone.  I agree with Jennie on many of her points, and though I was thinking many of the same things before her post, it is that post that has helped catapult me into making a decision.

So one of those changes is going to be how I use my computer time.  If I have something to say, I plan on saying it here, not there.  This little space helps me to process things in a way I cannot do on facebook.  And really, how much writing practice and how creative can I get on facebook?  Not much.

However, I do still plan on checking into facebook maybe on a weekly basis or so.  It seems to be one of the few places I can stay up to date with friends and family I rarely see.  Hopefully my lack of time spent on there will allow me a small amount of time to spend here.

I am also reevaluating what purpose I want for my blog.  Is this just a place to update about my little family?  Do I share some of my random deep thoughts with you all?  As little as I write about Catholic stuff anymore, should I still be called Catholic Wife and Mother?  Who is my audience?  Am I writing to family and friends I know?  Or to a general audience that I hope to share things with and perhaps in my small way encourage?  These are all thoughts that I have considered in the last few months.

And the answers I have come up with (for now at least) is that my audience originally was a general audience that I hoped to share and connect with, encourage and also be encouraged.  Originally I wrote about my little family, and also my random deep thoughts.  But over time my blog has drifted to just be a family update site.  I want to go back to my original plan.  It's what has kept this blog alive for the past 3 or more years.

As in most things I have encountered lately, I am realizing that I am at a point in my life where I have to refocus and in many things get back to basics.  Only with a firm foundation can I hope to improve and continue forward.


Kate said...

So glad you are keeping on with your blog!!! ~I was preparing to beg....


Cmerie said...

Thanks Kate. I love keeping up with your blog too. ;-)