I’ve been thinking a lot about where I want this blog to go and what I want it to be. I’ll never make it big time, get sponsored posts or even drive that much traffic, all of which I’m okay with. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t have aspirations.
As you might be aware, I’ve blogged in lots of different places before and always deleted the blog when I found cobwebs starting to form, which on reflection was probably a bit stupid. That’s why, when I set up That’s All Maj Wrote, I made it exceptionally clear that this blog was just going to be a space for me to be creative and there would be no pressure if I didn’t post or the cobwebs started to form.
And, so far it’s worked.
I took a unexpected hiatus for a few months at the end of last year/ beginning of this year when I wasn’t very well and just slipped back in when I was ready to. I didn’t feel bad or guilty and when I wasn’t writing, I’m slightly embarrassed to say I didn’t really think about my blog.
But, since posting about how I got my blogging mojo back, I’ve had the blogging bug and actually want to do something with the space I’ve got. I’ve got loads of ideas (which has made my drafts section a mess!), I’ve written a few posts that are pending and I really want to grow my community, enabling me to get my blogging family back.
I know in order to do this, I need to get better at the socials. I’m not gonna lie, it’s going to take some time and I’m not sure I’m ever going to be on board with it. I’ve actually looked into some blogging coaching courses that might help, but it’s gonna take some time until the cash flow situation will allow it.
So, little steps. I have no idea if posting at the same time each week helps, but I’m going to aim to post twice a week: I’m thinking Saturday and Wednesday. I’m not very good at having goals and following them, but I thought this way it gives me something to aim for and a goal to try and achieve. I am under no doubt that when September hits, this will take a big hit (the beginning of a teaching year is crazy and I underestimate just how mad it is each year!) but I’m going to try and make it anyway. I’ve got a few posts written now that I’m going to schedule to help with this and see what happens!
As far as content goes, as much as I’d love to always post content that people want to read, I also want to post the things my brain wants me to write about too. This is meant to be like a small scrap book about my life, a way for me to follow what I’ve been doing and look back to see how far I’ve come. That means one of two things: I’ll probably be writing some more brain dump posts and I’ll hopefully be writing more about my mental health journey.
Finally, as I’m sure you will have seen, I’ve had a bit of an update of theme, header and colour. I hope you enjoy it!
Where is the future of your blog going?