Scope – It’s Not Just a Minty Fresh Breath Thing
It’s hard to find your voice blogging when you didn’t start off with a plan.
I mean, it’s not really that I *didn’t* start off with a plan – it’s that I started off with a rather far-reaching plan. I thought, “Well, GeekMommy… Just be yourself!”
Only here’s the thing – just like my 10 page paper on “Africa” in the 6th grade – the topic was a little too broad to be realistic. Because “myself” is a little complicated. Just like yourself is. I mean, I’m a mom, I’m a geek, I’m a dilettante, I’m a woman, I’m getting older, I’m full of opinions about everything from what deodorant to use to what operating system to use to which candidate for a given political post I prefer to oh heck… you know what I mean!
We’re all of us little complicated beings. Multi-faceted.
I know there are times I like to downplay that aspect of myself – but in reality, there are at least 5 women living in my closet according to my clothes, the ‘groups’ of friends I have are varied in their makeups, sizes, interests and images of me. I mean honestly.
So if I just want this to be a blog my husband and 3 friends drop in on – I suppose the “all about me” thing would work. But I don’t. I want this to be something that helps me to communicate with other people on the Internet. That is part of a much larger dialog in the blogosphere. That is a continuation of discussions started elsewhere in the social media sphere, but better defined here.
Yet I don’t want to get away from blogging about my experiences as a Mom… because my daughter is growing up so fast. I clicked on an entry I’d written last December about her and laughed whole-heartedly because I had forgotten that conversation.
But I’m really not just a “MommyBlogger” either. I mean, better than 80% of my posts so far have either been about tech or social media. I had someone ask me recently why I identified myself as GeekMommy since I seemed to write so little here about the parenting experience.
It would seem that I’m going to have to figure out how to better define where I’m going with this. Maybe I have a need for 2 blogs? (shudder) I mean I haven’t exactly been posting as regularly as I intend with just this one. Then again – that might change if I knew I had different spaces for each subject.
Every time I start to write about Buttercup, I think “yeah, that’s one all my geek friends will take a pass on” and every time I start to write about tech, I think “oh I can see the people going to this site looking for parental blogging just shaking their heads and wondering if I even really have a child!”
So what do you think?
I’d love some feedback.
Would you split the blog? or just use tagging and fair-warning messages to let people move on if they like? I’m throwing this out there for feedback. Because complex is one thing. Scattered is another.
Besides, I was so lost writing that paper on “Africa” in 6th grade that the last page ended up being a map. And I got a C on it. Which was a pity grade because the teacher liked me and knew I was smarter than that.
I don’t want a C on this Blog… and I don’t want to just post a map because I can’t think of what else to say.
What do you think?
~ by Lucretia on April 30, 2008.