Having been pretty quiet on the (public) blogging scene for quite a while, I've been thinking a lot about my voice here. Who am I writing for? Who do I want to be?
Obviously I'm writing for an audience, although who that audience is I'm not entirely sure. I'm writing for myself too of course, but if it were entirely for myself there would be a lot more swearing.
I'm one of those dreaded 'Mummy Bloggers'. Why? Because that's who I am at this stage of my life. I've been a Mummy for seven years plus. A lot of that time I've been a stay-at-home Mum or a work-at-home-Mum. This is what shapes me right now, my precious four. More importantly I am all too aware that these days are fleeting. In the not too distant future the workplace will call me back and these days will be gone forever. I want a record of them, of who I am in his space and time. Of how my world works in the here and now.
I'm a sunshine and lollipops kinda person. Of course there is trauma, and upset, and tragedy in my life. Sometimes glimpses of that may sneak through. But above all I am an optimist and this is my happy place. I've kept a gratitude journal for years now, because I have an awful lot to be grateful for.
I've recently come across Edenland's Blog. In particular this post; How to Blog has given me some happies. It's reminded me why I decided to return to public blogging and gave me some renewed perspective on what I want to do in this space. Do yourself a favour and check out the post, and while you're there have a read back through the blog. And do not miss How to Live. I need to print this off and put it on my fridge! Brilliant.
So bear with me while I stumble around the mish mash that is my blog and in fact my life. I've often got a lot to say, and sometimes nothing to say at all. All I know is that life is my favourite and I hope some people may find some joy here with me.
Today I'm grateful for the whole new world of blogs that I've discovered recently, and my overloaded Twitter feed full of amazing writers.