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Thursday, August 11, 2011

At a crossroads and I need your help

I have been blogging for 5 years now about different things. I started off having a blog to just 'shoot the breeze' and that one turned into a crocheting blog, which I loved. Like a lot crafters do, I got into a crocheting slump and left it alone for a while.
A few years ago, when I discovered how much money I could save for my family by using coupons, I started this blog. Mainly it was for me to keep things in one spot so I wouldn't forget about them. Like where to find the good deals and the good coupons. I started posting and posting things but it felt like I was just regurgitating what everyone else was saying.
I love blogging. It gives me a sense of accomplishment in a weird way, but I'm at the point where I don't know what to blog about. Do I keep it 100% businesslike? Do I let personal stuff slip in? Do I keep up the deal finding/coupon sharing or go in another direction?

I would love to hear from you and how you decided what to blog about. Do you ever get tired of it?

Thanks a bunch.


  1. Personally, I don't get "tired" of it, but I get stressed and sometimes think I'm neglecting my family and I step back a bit! I think you should keep with you current theme (we all need to save money and some of us just aren't good at finding the deals) but you should start adding in some personal stuff here and there! We like you Lisa! We should know more about you, your life, etc. Just my 2 cents for what it's worth! Sparkle on lady!

  2. I was a bigtime blogger for quite awhile. I blogged all things, personal, business, craft, politics. I was even making money off of it for awhile. However, some personal things happened, "some" family members were picking apart everything I said. All my husband started getting was "she blogged more about "sonso's kids" than she did about mine." and stuff like that so I just stopped.
    Then it got the point where I couldn't start again.
    Blogging was therapeutic to me for so long but then it became a problem so I just let it go. I miss the days when it was fun and carefree and I just typed my mind.
    I think do what makes you happy. If you want to have a little bit of everything go ahead. Just put it all into categories and go with it.
    Or start a couple other blogs and keep it all separate.

  3. Thanks Christy. That might make it easier for me. I've been keeping it all 'business' with no personal stuff, or personality for that matter. Maybe that's what I need to do. Thanks for the help.

  4. Thanks Kari. I guess the thing might be to enjoy myself or it's not worth it...right? Right.

  5. I get stressed about it whenever I feel like I have to be brilliant and profound...but I figure that if an expert blogger like Andrew Sullivan can just put up a six-word comment and a link to something that he doesn't agree with, I might as well, too. What the hell, it's not a race or the Pritzker Prize. (Yet.)