I’m taking a break from 5 for Five this week. I have something bigger to talk about than how I did or didn’t meet my goals. And in some ways this post reflects how what’s been on my mind affected my dedication to date.
In short, it’s time to open the blog to newer horizons. (Thanks to Miss Kris for her post that pushed me over the edge)
I started blogging on MySpace (yes, it’s been THAT long) because I needed a way to get things out of my head without really getting the ‘fix it’ advice from people I knew. That evolved into funny stories about life being a single mom. I stopped blogging for a few years and then realized that I really loved cooking and making things so started up again with recipes and DIY projects. I knew at some point the blog’s focus would change, but I never really thought about how I’d handle it. Now that it’s here, it kinda scares my panties off. On the one hand, I’m happy that in just over six months, I went from my 12 friends and family members to close to 800 subscribers. I attribute that to posting on link parties and word-of-mouth and I really thank each and every one of you for reading, commenting and coming back.
On the other hand, there are several issues that have been at the front of mind, nagging me to be addressed. Blogographically speaking, I feel a little like a fish out of water. Generally, I find that most of the people I’ve connected with are mom bloggers (something I’ve never aspired to be since I’m a tad above passing in the mom category) or project-oriented (which is not what I want to focus on all the time). It’s been leaving me feeling trapped and boxed in.
Since I am not a fan of boxes, I decided to just go with what’s on my mind. Yes, I will still do recipe and DIY posts, but I am also expanding to include what’s going on in my head regarding life in all its glory. And since I chose the moniker Honesty’s Protégée, I think it’s only fitting that I stick to learning to be honest and open with you about who I am, what I’m doing and where I’m going.
I hope you’ll continue to stop by and say hello, leave a comment and hopefully get to know a little more about who I am.