I realize my blog is a bit confusing these days. My banner image and description lean towards one thing, yet I’m writing about everything but.
So, let me catch you up.
When I started this blog back in 2005, I created it to have a place to post about my jewelry designs. At the time, that is all I spoke about exclusively… beads, new pieces and newsletter winners. I was also heavily involved with the Etsy community and wrote a lot about other Etsy sellers. It was a fun time on my blog. I would call it my “honeymoon period.” I always had plenty to write about and tons of commenters.
Around 2008, I had my miscarriage. A few months before that, I also realized I was spending too much time on jewelry and blogging, but not enough time working. I wasn’t doing anything to help get us out of debt and since we knew a baby was in the future, it was important I shift my priorities. So, less blogging, more working and I lost all my followers, except for a loyal few friends.
In 2010, we finally had our wonderful baby girl. I blogged a lot about her, but as life got busy again and I found myself needing to work more, I laxed off yet again.
As you can see, my site tags reflect anything, but what I have blogged about lately, which is family life and my goal to change my lifestyle.
It’s 2012 now and I have a new mission for myself. As the girl has gotten more mobile, I’ve realized I am more out of shape than ever before. Well, I’ve written about this before, but my goal remains the same… to lose weight, so I don’t feel so old and I am more active with my girl. It’s too easy to plop her in front of some toys or, to my shame, a tv and I don’t want to start her life out like that. I want her to run around the neighborhood riding her bike, visiting friends, playing, running, jumping and enjoying the outside world. To do that, I must be the role model. Right now, all I’m modeling is the couch potato lifestyle. (Partly due to my work, but that is a story for another day.)
So, back to the reason for this post, I know my blog looks like it has nothing to do with what I write about. I’m going to work on rectifying that within the next few weeks as I:
Write a new site descriptionDone!
- Modify the site tags to only display the latest, most relevant tags
- Change the banner image
And, probably drop the site tag, until I can figure out how to tie “A Pretty Rock” into my new lifestyle againDone!
Refocusing is always a good thing. It helps you get back on track.
How have you been refocusing in your life?