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Which blog topic would you rather read?

  • Crafting

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So, I've got the need to start a blog to go along with my new job (see <a href="http://mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=919552" target="_blank">Yaaaay!</a>) and I'd like your input! This is mostly to motivate me to write every day as practice, but I'd like for it to be professional so that I can use it as an example of my work (plus, the better it is, the more I'll be able to shmooze and make connections).<br><br>
There are three different topics I could write on, they are as follows:<br><br>
-Crafting (Sewing, crocheting, embroidering, drawing, etc.)<br>
-Writing (Starting a new career and have lots of things to write about)<br>
-Journalistic (Day-to-day kind of thing-being pregnant and having a baby, being a SAHM)<br><br>
I was considering making it all three. I'm worried, though, that if I do that the blog won't have enough focus to keep regular readers interested. To make it work that way I'd dedicate different days of the week to different topics. For example, I advance a week in my pregnancy every Thursday so I might dedicate Thursday posts to a pregnancy topic.<br><br>
So, anyway, your input would be greatly appreciated!<br>
(by the way you guys are awesome and I love having this place to come to for advice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/stillheart.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stillheart"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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i think making it all three is fine.<br><br>
my husband started his as a sort of screenwriting blog--and he does talk about that topic--but now it's more of an everyday blog. he writes about his experiences--travel, daily, what have you.<br><br>
i like his blog, and i like blogs like his. i like to know about things that people love to do with their days, with their lives. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My personal interest is crafting, but I've seen cases of blogs that include all three and they seem to work quite well.<br><br>
I can think of three in particular, which you may already visit regularly, but just incase:<br><br><a href="http://soulemama.typepad.com/" target="_blank">http://soulemama.typepad.com/</a><br><a href="http://angrychicken.typepad.com/" target="_blank">http://angrychicken.typepad.com/</a><br><a href="http://twostraightlines.typepad.com/" target="_blank">http://twostraightlines.typepad.com/</a><br><br>
They're all example of mamas who write about all three topics you mentioned and they are also published authors. Soulemama just released a book called "The Creative Family", which is very good, and Amy Karol of angrychicken published a book last year called "Bend the rules sewing". In their blogs they both talk about their families, crafts and the adventures of becoming authors. I think the mama from twostraightlines regularly submits articles to family magazines.<br><br>
I enjoy Soulemama and angrychicken because they update their blog quite regularly so I always look forward to visiting their sites.<br><br>
There's also Heather Bailey, at <a href="http://www.heatherbailey.typepad.com/" target="_blank">http://www.heatherbailey.typepad.com/</a> , but she can be a bit over the top for me.<br><br>
I hope these give you some ideas. You'll also find a nice long list of similar blogs on the left hand side of twostraightlines' blog.
 

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I like the idea of all 3, plus you'll always have material to draw from <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> And just wait for the things you can write about once baby arrives!!
 
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