Sunday, July 25, 2010

Blogging Dilemma

I've been investigating on ways to improve my blog and I have a dilemma. The key advice I keep coming across is to stick to one subject. My problem is that my life is multi layered. Another tidbit was to keep your paragraphs short. Really? Is this paragraph too short or two long?

I'm a "working mother." But nearly every woman I know has worked outside the home, or works her ass off at home or will work outside the home again. I have interesting views on working and being a mother which I have yet to explore in my blog, but it is a topic on my "To Blog" list.

I work for a large corporation in customer service. Yes, I spend 40 and sometimes plus hours on the job. I encounter things that vary from the ridiculous to the sublime. I've only tickled the surface of working for "the man."

But I am also a wife, married for eleven years. I am the proud parent of a single child. Just these two areas of my life give me enough material to write for ions. Both have their challenges and rewards that I think are worth sharing.

And I am an activist with a strong political voice. Perhaps many will not champion my causes, but I agree to disagree.  

How can I chisel down to one area of my life? Should I even try? My dear readers, I would love to hear from you on this... really, get to commenting.


  1. I think your blog is perfectly random. I tried making my blog about one thing and well... that didnt work and when I decided to do it right...
    Well I havent been back to it in over a month.

  2. To Blog is to write - no rules about what you write, subjects, length, topics etc. To blog is to write what you want to write about at that moment in time. Sort of like a public diary, a public airing of what is on your mind at that moment. After all, to live life we have to learn how to live "in the moment."

  3. My faithful readers, thank you for your support. I'll keep doing what I'm doing.

  4. No no no - don't change anygthing or narrow down to one subject! Our lives are never one-subjected... keep doing what you're doing!

  5. I agree with what everyone else has said so far. Besides, technically you are writing about one topic--your life. True, it's a broad topic but that's great because it gives you a lot to write about :)

    Looking forward to reading more...


  6. The randomness of life necessitates the randomness of thoughts. Love your blog; don't change a thing. Love you too, sister.