I would love to insert a joke about a nun here, but the only nun jokes I know are the dirty ones my very Catholic grandmother has told me. I will just let you know that most of them are enough to make almost anyone blush, especially when they are told by my grandmother. Did I mention that she was very Catholic and Irish? (Well Australian but that is another story I think I will tell very soon.) I am currently not writing for as many blogs and when I went from writing posts every day to three times a week I got out of the habit. I do post to twitter a lot but it isn’t the same.
I need to be writing more. I need my personal blog to be a jumping board for more writing jobs. I need my personal blog to be a portfolio as well as a personal journey as a mother with two children. I need to be working more on journaling the accomplishments of my second son as he is growing and changing so incredibly fast. I need to get into the habit of writing again. I need to get into the habit of writing better again. I don’t want all the work I have put in the last year to disappear. I want to become a better writer. I want to have more of an audience. I want to have more of a conversation with commenters. I want to have commenters period. I want to be at BlogHer next summer and be proud to talk about my blog. I know this all leads back into the writing. There will not be an audience without content and good content at that. I am not talking about search engine optimization, just good old fashioned words blending together to become something more.
So here is my pledge. I will write here much more often. I will be more honest with my writing. For family reading this may mean some posts are not going to be your cup of tea. I will endeavour to improve my writing. I will give myself more deadlines. I will write some reviews including book reviews, but I may move them over to a review blog. I will start posting to Menu Plan Monday again, though that is more for my personal organizational goals rather than any particular writing goals. I will start writing down some of our family stories. (I think they are valuable as writing exercises as well as being a history for Aidan and Quinlan.)
I know that this is not perfect and I will need to work on all aspects of my blog, but I think it is a good start.