Tuesday, September 21, 2010

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

I have been waiting for the right moment to come back to blogging, with some kind of excuse why I haven't been on here in months and why you should believe that I won't do it again. But all I can chalk it up to is a summer vacation.  I'd like to say that I was doing yoga in the park and generally taking a break from screens and technology, but no, I was pretty much still in front of my laptop all summer, just doing other nonsense.

My main issue when it comes to blogging is lack of focus. I think that the best blogs are ones that stick with a theme and have a distinct style and voice. But sometimes I am struck with the desire to write in different styles. I think this comes from the types of blogs I read.  There are mainly two types:

1. The hilarious, hold nothing back blog with lots of fart jokes, silliness and ridiculous Paint illustrations:
     Hyperbole and a Half
     Maybe if you just relax

2.  Beautiful blogs that make the writer seem like all they do is bake apple pies, buy throw pillows and do crafts.  They focus on the domestic and family:
     Young House Love 
     Bower Power 
     The Pioneer Woman

Even as I'm listing these blogs, I can see that some of them cross over and fit both categories, so maybe I can too.  So now that means I have to decide whether to create a second blog for all the "pretty things" I like or try to meld it all into one. Thoughts? If anyone accidentally saw this on their google reader and said "who the F is this?"

One thing is for sure, I need a redesign.  The current look just doesn't work.