Advice

Advice: Advice (noun) or advise (verb) may refer to: Advice (opinion), an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct. Advice column, a regular feature on a website or in a newspaper or magazine. Academic advising, in academics. Legal advice, the giving of a formal and binding opinion regarding the substance or procedure of the law

I did something today that made me look very closely at my blog. And when I looked closely at my blog I saw many different things. I saw posts about parenting; trusting our instincts; poetry; reviews; recipes…and the list goes on. When I originally started blogging it was to spread the word about trusting our instincts as parents and how powerful they can be (something I am still very passionate about) and then over time my blog evolved, as all things do, and as I joined in different linkies and made new blogging friends the content changed. I found a new love for writing poetry; I found writing about postnatal depression helped both me and others and I became obsessed with taking the perfect photo for Silent Sunday.

I have been thinking about the content of my blog for a while now and my instincts are telling me that maybe there are too many different types of posts on there. That maybe I have weakened my voice and original intentions through taking on too many other things? I still have many Instinctive Mum tales to tell and blog about, and whilst I have loved linking to poetry, weightloss and cooking blogs, I am wondering if it is time to get the focus back on the original thought behind my blog.

So lovely readers, the more I thought about this the more I thought about you! And I quickly came to the conclusion that the obvious thing seemed to be to ask you what you think! Do you think there is too much variety on my blog? Or do you like all of the different types of posts? What would you like to see more/less of? What topics would you like me to write about? For I blog not just for me, but for you too.

Let me know what you think, after all content is so important…I want to get it just right! 😉

12 thoughts on “Advice

  1. Funnily enough I’ve been thinking the same thing about my blog. For what it’s worth, I enjoy reading blogs where I get a sense of the person behind it. It doesn’t have to always be on specific topics, it’s the essence of a blog that hooks me. I enjoy your blog as it is. But perhaps you could incorporate certain themes on a regular basis-say the first Tuesday of the month is around parenting, every other Thursday covers education (these are just examples pulled from my head.)
    The bottom line is if you enjoy what and how you wirite, that will come across, however you choose to continue. I hope this helps, not sure it has!

  2. This is something I have battled with too actually. I wonder if my ‘bit of anything that takes my fancy’ is a bit too broad.
    I think this is a really interesting thing for you specifically, though, given where you are thinking of taking your Instinctive Mum thing….
    I love your blog, and I think you are right to ask your readers, but it is YOUR blog, and you have trust your instincts with where you want it to go. If you write for your readers too much you may well end up diluting what you want to share and where you want your writing to be?
    I like Iona’s idea of having specific set times as a way of sharing your parenting things – that’s a kind of middle ground. And keep them as a collection on a separate page too maybe if you chose not to go back to being focussed?
    We’ll still be here reading whichever road you take.
    xx

  3. I enjoy reading your blog, whatever the content is. Oddly enough I’ve been looking at my own posts lately and I feel as though I’m posting too much of the same stuff and not enough variety!

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