My blogging is sporadic to say the least. Some weeks I’ll blog 3 times, some months not at all.
My blog name is potentially confusing. I love the name rosetintedramblings but some people are confused and think it’s a play on my name, but my name is not Rose.
My blog is a mish mash. I don’t know where to categorise it so that other bloggers, readers, customers, search engines can find it. I write from the heart. Sometimes it’s about mental health and wellbeing; sometimes it’s political; sometimes its about tourism or my artwork … or something completely different. With that in mind it’s not able to grow an audience. Or at least I’ve failed to do so.
2020 is my year to “Get A Grip” I’m (tentatively) stepping into something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, something I’m pretty sure in theory, I’d be great at , but something that is way away from my safety net…I’m going to train to be a Celebrant. It’ll need its own blog.
I still want to be able to rant about politics and religion , I still want to have my Lady Lily Pink alter ego. Perhaps she needs her own blog?
I also still need an outlet for my mental health, wellbeing, menopausal and family pieces. What do I do with these? These are the ones I write for my sanity.
Are four separate blogs viable? My gut says ‘NO’.
When I started “Rosetinted Ramblings of an Ordinary Extraordinary Life” I wanted to show that we are all equally ordinary and extraordinary. I wanted to present myself ‘holistically’ ..the blog represents the whole of me, the good, the bad, the ugly.. and the weird. How do I promote and manage four separate facets of my life yet find an audience for them? A paid for blog, like this one, is a luxury I can’t afford if I don’t try to make it work for my business as well as my soul..
I want to remain true to myself.
I want to be able to talk about all manner of things.
I don’t want to present a veneer of life. I really do want the ‘warts and all’ me out there. Because, for one, it’s a relief to share, even if potential no-one accesses it; for two, I think if people did find my writings they could be helpful or comforting; not necessarily the mix of moods and content, but the knowledge that it’s ‘normal’ to be ‘abnormal’ that moods and changes of opinion; that happiness and sadness; that control and craziness, can all exist within one person. Even one, who to the outside, world looks like they’re a pretty confident and outgoing social adept individual. And sometimes I am. Often I’m not.
How do I present all of this in a way that people can find and that makes sense?
Or should I just keep it to myself.
Answers on a postcard please..
..or a comment right here (it is 2020 after all)