The other day, I realized I have a bloggy problem. I realized this while I was out shopping with my mom and we were talking about clothes. She said, “I think this would be a good look for you.” I said, “Eh, I don’t know. I don’t think that’s my style.” “Well, what is your style?” She asked.
I think the crickets answered before I did. I may have responded, “Look over there! It’s Elvis!”
Then, something even worse happened. I realized that just as I don’t have a fashion style per se (Pants and shirt pretty much cover it, errr, me), I also don’t have a blogging “thing.”
You know what I mean, right? Like, you know that if you go over to pushingsocial.com you’re going to get great blogging advice along with some advice that carried over into other social media platforms. It’ll be actionable and strong. You know that if you visit with Lisa Petrilli, you’ll get to learn about leadership. You know that if you go visit other bloggers, you’ll get, generally speaking, a certain kind of post within a range of topics. They have a “thing.”
I have no “thing.” I never have had a “thing.” From the very start, I had the word “Musings” in my blog title. That should have been a sign that I was confused. Instead, I concentrated on the alliteration. I like alliteration. Don’t you?
So I’ve been grappling with this. Do I need a thing? Cuz I mean, the thing is, I get kind of bored. I don’t like ruts. Well, in some cases I do, like I generally like to eat and sleep at the same times. I’m almost like Rain Man in that regard. But blogging? I like to write about whatever pops into my head, which could be anything from the fact that I don’t have a “thing” to the fact that women still are fighting against that ole glass ceiling to my reaction at reading a great book that has nothing to do with anything else.
Do I do this at my peril? Does one need a thing?
I think about other bloggers I read a lot like Danny Brown and Mark Schaefer and Rufus the Dogg – they seem to cover a lot of different topics and they seem okay with that.
Is this much ado about nothing, or should I be worried?
If I was on a soap opera, I’d announce that I was heading to California to find myself. I wonder what the bloggy equivalent is. I reckon it’s this – what do you think? Do you have a bloggy thing? Do I need a bloggy thing? Or is my thing just not to have a thing?
I look forward to your thoughts!
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