I Must Confess…I’m not that good at blogging

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Howdy peeps! Welcome to another week before the confessional of My Home Truths.

This week I am abandoning my short-lived idea of weekly themes and going back to welcoming any and all confessions.

Last week bombed, to be honest. No linkups, no comments, nothing. Obviously I was not on the right track with the theme idea but I am determined to continue with the linkup for a while longer to see where it goes. But I do have to confess that it’s hard to keep going when the interest just isn’t there.

Maybe it isn’t that good of an idea – I don’t know. But I’m willing to ride it a bit longer to see how things go as I’m not a quitter and I really, really hate giving up on things!

So, this week I am confessing to being a pretty ordinary blogger. And that’s not just because I have a linkup that doesn’t usually have any links…

This week, as you may have noticed, I haven’t blogged at all. And that wasn’t part of an intentional break on my part at all.

Rather, after returning to work and spending a day at the Sydney International tennis and preparing for a interview for a promotion at work and attending a fancy dress 40th birthday party and attending a pool party for one of Gilbert’s classmates, I didn’t have the time or energy to sit down and post anything nor read or comment much on anything else.

To be brutally honest, I haven’t really been happy with what I’ve been posting anyway. I don’t have the time at the moment to write exactly what I want to write, to formulate good ideas or to provide the advice I want to give as a parent of special needs kids.

I am torn as to the direction I want to take with this blog. On the one hand I want it to be a source of information and advice and experience for others dealing with specials needs. I also want it to be a place that other working parents can relate to. But, I also want it to be a bit of fun where I can post music and talk about random things and enjoy my piece of cyberspace.

Which sort of leaves me in limbo as most people fit into a niche where their readers can be sure of the type of posts they’re going to read and can settle in and be comfortable. I’m not sure I can, or even want, to stick to a single niche.

With that in mind, I know this place will never be super popular which is fine as I’m not interested in PR or advertising or increasing my stats to make myself more appealing for that market.

But, on the other hand, it’s human nature to want to be popular and to excel at whatever you are doing. And I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t care at all, because I do.

I know I’m not funny or crafty or culinary or any sort of photographer.  I don’t have any products to sell nor expert services I can share with others. I am by no means a true writer and I don’t dream of landing a book deal or becoming a paid writer out of this gig.

I am simply me, relating my stories, my experiences, my truths.

I just have to dig deep and find them and ignore everything else. If I can be true to myself and to my ideals I will be happier with my blog and more content with my place in the blogosphere.

So, there’s my confession of being an ordinary blogger type person. C’mon, cheer me up and link up a confession of your own…

The Rules…

– I Must Confess is a link up that will be happening every Sunday – a bit of a homage to my Catholic upbringing, in fact!

– The link will be live from 10pm Saturday night for the whole week.

– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.

– Please go forth and share the comment love – it is bloggy crack after all!

– The linky is meant to be fun so please remember that and respect others – hopefully we can all have a little fun with this as we go along.

– You don’t have to be my friend to play along but it’s always nice to make new friends, isn’t it?

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4 Responses

  1. Bree says:

    Just be your authentic self – that is what appeals 🙂

  2. TrISh says:

    I find it hard to confess some things in case I have a family stalker …just saying .
    It is a great idea Kirsty.
    Plus I have been so busy moving and playing box tetris ….confession I nicked that.
    TrISh recently posted..Giveaway : $100 Bunnings Voucher ~ The Grass is always greener …

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Trish! I’m lucky that not a lot of family read what I write so I have a little more freedom but there are certainly some things I would never publicise!

      I’m giving it a break this week as I have been busy with real life, but I’m on leave for a month from Australia Day so hoping to get back into the blogging groove then. Writing this post helped to vent a little but it’s helped even more to take a little step back and gain some perspective. Enjoy Tetris – I confess I’ve enjoyed playing Columns on the xbox as part of a Sega Megadrive collection – I love the old games!!!

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