This is kind of weird, but my blog is experiencing somewhat of an "identity crisis."
Write-On, Mom! thought she knew who she was, but lately has been developing ideas and growing in ways that she didn't see coming.
Her "platform" (as the pros call it) has always been to share life, through the lens of motherhood. Sometimes funny. Sometimes sad. Sometimes encouraging for others. Most of the time just for herself. Always with pictures.
And occasionally professional.
In the last year, and especially after attending the Speak Up! Conference in Michigan, opportunities to grow professionally has become more of a reality.
And it feels sort of formal, I guess.
Something that this blog is. not.
So here is what Write-On, Mom! is thinking about:
Should she start a brand new site, dedicated to that thing called professionalism?
Fill it with STORY-SNAPSHOTS: short stories that capture the heart behind the image. Glimpses of stories of people who are changing the world. Inspiration for readers to make a difference through their own stories.
And also fill it with SNAPSHOT STORIES: photographs and videos that tell the story. Photo-journaling. I've been given an opportunity to create and produce a photo-report that tells the story of the 2013 high school football season for our high school. I've done this before. Just not "officially." Not professionally. This gig has given me a lot of ideas about creating snapshot stories for others who may ask.
Which means, that I could potentially have a product to sell.
This is all new to Write-On, Mom! She's afraid if she tries to do it all here while she shares her walk through the motherhood, she will end up not being focused enough. Appear to scatterbrained.
Okay....you got me there. You are used to scatterbrained from Write-on, Mom!.
But you aren't used to professional.
Or, she can do what she has been thinking about. Create an alternate site/personality in addition to this one.
What are your thoughts on this?
Comments are welcome.
(by the way, it's not weird that i wrote about the blog like she were a live, breathing personality, is it?
for a second there, i thought i might be losing it.)