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I've lost my way with my blog, don't know what to write about anymore

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DillyTante Tue 30-Oct-12 21:14:29

I've been really slack with my blog recently, and I am missing it, but I can't seem to get up the motivation to write anything.

In the past my blog has been led by things I've made but I'm doing so little of that at the moment. Occasionally I write about things in the news but I just can't bring myself to write about the Jimmy Savile shit or crooked politicians or missing children. I feel like I don't want to "sully" my blog with that sort of stuff.

I write a bit of feminist stuff, but am intimidated by all the proper feminist bloggers I follow who know how to use words like intersectionality.

I feel like in the past I have written quite well, and I want to get that back. I want to be funny and articulate again, but life is just a bit blah for me. I also don't want to use my blog to explore how crap my life is either, as I want people to enjoy my blog and be entertained by it. Plus people I know read it so I feel I can't spill my innermost thoughts.

I've lost my way with my life blog and I don't know how to get it back. Any advice?

It's www.dillytante.wordpress.com in case you are interested.

katese11 Tue 30-Oct-12 21:37:37

Hmmm, it's hard to know. Your photos are lovely, so you could make it more of a photography blog? Write the stories behind photos you take that inspire you>>>>?

DeeMonic Tue 30-Oct-12 21:40:53

Lovely photos and nice blog layout. I am wondering if you're trying to cram too much in and that's why you're not feeling it?

I've just started a blog related to my college experiences, and was intending to blog weekly, but actually got a bit stuck with my most recent post and ended up making almost two weeks.

Maybe you could set a target to blog about something every 10 days or so? Would give you time to have a week's worth of different experiences to sift through and so forth.

Love the fox by the way!

pebbles77 Tue 30-Oct-12 21:43:18

Hi DillyTante

I can't write as much as I'd like so I can't go back on your blog to comment but I do just want to say that you were my raison d'être to starting my own blog. I absolutely LOVED reading you and found my self nodding my head in agreement and smiling at what you were writing. I liked it even though you didn't write intersectionality (what the hell does that mean anyway).

I can't help you with regards to what to write cos as you know i'm just a newbie so just learning the ropes but please please know that i love reading you, whatever you write. I totally understand about not wanting to write about "life" because at the moment it's just far too miserable.

Could you maybe look into your past, school days, uni days, courting days (sorry i don't know your background) and maybe reminisce?

Please don't lose heart and I promise to read your blog tomorrow and to give more very positive feedback.

I think you rock DillyTante

MmeLindor Tue 30-Oct-12 22:01:06

I love your yarnbombing escapades, and your short but succinct social commentary.

I like the idea of your Sunday Brunch, but have to admit that I find them too long - a bit like a huge Sunday Brunch that, while delicious, leaves one feeling a bit stuffed. I'd like to read the short stories you tell over the week and then maybe just a gathering of links with description on Sunday, for those I have missed.

Don't worry about not knowing enough about feminism or anything else you want to blog about. No blogger does. In fact, I find that through blogging, I am crafting my opinions.

DillyTante Tue 30-Oct-12 22:13:15

Aww thanks all.

I'm afraid I can't take credit for the photography, that is my lovely husband, and only when badger him to take them smile

Pebbles, you are so lovely, thanks for you comments, they really cheer me up smile

It's funny you should say that about the brunch posts, as originally I did it because I felt like I didn't have enough to say about each thing for a full post. I like to research them a bit and try and formulate informed views and try and offer balance (sometimes) and cohesiveness. The brunch posts meant I could just spill my guts in pure gut opinion, but maybe I should try breaking them into their own posts, as usually once I get started I have plenty to say.

Deemonic, you've touched on one of the eternal blogging dilemmas of whether to be niche or more diverse in your blog. I am always going to be diverse as there is so much that interests me. The problem is I get hung up on stats and readership and think "well the people who read my posts for the craft might not like the militant feminism" and "what will my mum think if I swear too much"...so maybe I just need to post what I want, which is what i always intended. I just get hung up on blog envy.

MmeLindor Tue 30-Oct-12 22:21:00

Dilly
free yourself from worry about stats or what others think of you. I am really enjoying blogging at the moment (when I get the time for it) as I am writing about what catches my eye. It could be frivolous, it could be serious.

You have such a lovely writing style and a great sense of humour that shines through. I love reading your blog.

Thisisaeuphemism Wed 31-Oct-12 21:06:12

Hey dilly tante, i too wanted to say that your blog was one of the first I saw and enjoyed reading - s o please be proud that you've inspired others.
I've only been blogging for 7 weeks or so and am still in the massively keen stage with lots I want to do. However, I can imagine a year or so down the line I'll be wondering what is this for/ why bother etc. I think for me a lot of it is about practising and improving my writing, and as mme Lindor said, honing my ideas or style. Whether this will lead ultimately to more blogging, or moving into something else, I don't know.
anyway, I hope it becomes clearer to you soon.

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