Friday, May 11, 2012

Resetting and restarting

So here's the deal.  I used to update this blog several times a week, with general observations about positive or encouraging things I saw happening in my life.  But then, as so often happens with blogs like this, other things started crowding it out.  Work, graduate school, family...something's gotta give, right?  And sadly, it was this blog.  Much as I didn't like to see it happen, I realized that I just wasn't up to writing on it like I once was.  I have kept up a very active twitter account, but 140 characters is a far cry from actual blog posts.  And often, when I have thought about something that would make for an interesting blog post, I have been sidetracked by other events or, loathe as I am to admit it, just too lazy to write about it.

So I have been thinking about what I can do to keep the ol' blog going.  The major focus of my life right now is my family, and raising our son is far more important than writing on a blog.  But I don't want this blog to be just a journal about my kid--in fact, I want to keep things quite the opposite.  I would rather not have information about, and photos of, my kid put up publicly for the world to see.  We use other online tools to share these things with specific people, but since I don't know who exactly reads this blog I would rather not have my son's life chronicled for, potentially, all the world to read and see.

What I am going to try, though, is write posts about the things we (meaning me and my family) are doing to improve things around the house, yard, etc.  It might not be the most interesting stuff, but it's something I think I can latch on to and post about on a regular basis.  Like last night's project of working on removing wallpaper from one of our rooms:  it's something we have been working on for a while, and we hope to finish in the next few weeks.  I think it might make for an interesting post--the methods we are using, the tools we are trying, and the time it is taking.  There's also the swing we put up, the grass we're trying to grow, the new recipes we are trying...things like that would, I think, be a nice way for me to approach the blog that would make for somewhat interesting (and hopefully, somewhat regular) updates.  Maybe even a picture or two.  Who knows, eh?

And credit where credit is due...I kind of got the idea to do this from my friend Julie who, despite the many changes and upheavals in her life, has been using her blog as a way of sharing the things she is working on to keep busy as well as share her thoughts about things.  And so here's hoping for a bright future for The Brighter Side!

1 comment:

Julie said...

Well I for one want to hear all about this wallpaper removing project of yours. We may be doing a few similar projects at my mom's house and I would love to learn from your trial and error. ;)