Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cross Roads

I've been blogging here at Completely Eclipsed since I was about 15 weeks pregnant with Isabella.  You're talking almost 6 years!  That's a long ass time in the blogosphere.  I'm kind of at a crossroads with my writing, and have been for a little while.

I just don't know what else to say.  My passions are shifting.  My interests diverting.  I still love blogging, but motherhood isn't as dark and twisty for me as it used to be.  I've hit my stride, and while I stumble and fall, I know how to pick myself back up.

In all honesty, the thing in my life that I'm most inspired by right now is fitness.  I had initially said that I wanted to keep the focus of this blog on my life and my kids, but to be honest, that's not all that interesting right now and I've noticed my blog numbers consistently going down (yes I do check even though some article somewhere says I'm not supposed to).  It's easy to see why.  I haven't been engaging with readers because I'm just not all that interested in what I'm writing.

So I'm reevaluating my stance.  If nutrition, health, and fitness are my passion then I'm going to write about that.  There's no rule that says I can't switch niche's mid-stride just like there's no one forcing you to keep reading something that you're not interested in.

I don't want to give up the blog, but I don't want to pour energy into something that doesn't hold a lot of joy for me right now.  So I'm going to give it what I've got while I've got it and just kind of see where it leads.

4 comments:

Amy said...

Melissa,
That's great! I think that's what life is all about, changing and growing. You have evolved and so should your blog. You may loose some readers, but you will gain new ones. Above all, you need to do what makes you happy and what you are passionate about. Good luck!

AwesomelyOZ said...

Go for it! If you want to write about fitness maybe a rebrand is in order? There's definitely nothing wrong with changing and sprucing things up, esp after 6 years! That's a big feat so if you can find a way to keep it going, do it! Have a great one and take care Melissa! -Iva

Ariel @ Dreams To Do said...

Love it!! This is YOUR space and it should reflect YOU. And if it stays the same for years and years then tou aren't growing and changing. Change is good! I'm so happy that you've found a passion for fitness. Once this crazy newborn phase ends, I'd love to join one of your challenges!

h_esquire said...

I would love to read more about your fitness journey! I'm on my second maternity leave with a 3-month-old and a 3-year-old and I'm desparately trying to fit some fitness in where I can. But I am struggling with it, so any tips you have, healthy eating too, would be a great read!

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