Monday, February 23, 2009

Today Is A New Day!

I suppose, technically, every day is a new day, but today has a freshness to it that I haven't felt in a while. I've really been pondering my blog a lot lately. I wonder if the general public really knows how much time a blog takes up, if you're doing it properly.. Whenever I'm writing a review, or scouring the blogosphere and my boys come to me I always tell them that I'm working. I do consider this my job, but it's unlike any job I've ever had. I LOVE this one! I don't wake up in the morning, dragging my feet, dreading reading email, or review comments, or picking our latest winner... I love very second of it! But here's the thing. It does take up A LOT of my time, and so I felt I needed to have more of a focus. Not just, "Hi, I'm Heather, I blog." At the very least, I want, in my mind, to know where this is going. To know why I do what I do, and why I dedicate so much of my personal/family/house cleaning/grocery shopping/diaper changing/dinner cooking time to it.

A fellow blogger made a comment the other day about having her writing potentially published, and this she followed up by saying, "This is why we blog, isn't it? So we can write one day?" That's a paraphrase, but my initial reaction was, "Huh.... IS that why we do this? I didn't know!" I was totally clueless as to why I was blogging. Now, don't get me wrong, I had a"purpose" behind it. I love connecting with other adults. My life is full of baby-talk, and diapers, and "this little piggie" and I wanted an adult outlet, where I could exercise my vocabulary beyond colors, letters, and numbers. And so Grab Bag was born. Out of a need for connection, a need for conversation. But up until this point I haven't had a very defined answer for the future. What I expect to come from Grab Bag.

I now have a few ideas working in my head about where I want this to lead, and what direction I want to take Grab Bag permanently. You'll still be seeing all the same things that are here now, but there will be more. More about me, from me, more information that is pertinent to my life and yours, more personality, etc. I think, up until this point, this blog has run me, and I'm not complaining, but it's time that I took charge of it and made it into what I need it to be. It will, indeed be a Grab Bag of reviews, giveaways, information, life stories, guests (woo!), features, and so much more. Enjoy!
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Felicia said...

You know, I think that we all struggle with this. Yes, a blog takes up a ton of time!! A ton is an under statement actually!!

I love seeing your personality come out! I think that is important and is what brings people back time and time again!!

Thank you for all you do!

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