A bit scatterbrained and definitely NOT perfect, I am ALWAYS striving for progress! xoxo
Hello My Fabulous Readers!!!
I have done a bit “soul” searching with this blog. There have been many days I have been ready to throw in the towel and say forget it! I am done. If you have been with me since the beginning of SFP then you know I have the occasional post saying “I am sorry I haven’t been around… blah, blah blah…” Here is the thing. When I started Strive For Progress it was because I wanted to write, I wanted my writing to be read by the public. I also hoped that by writing a blog I would build confidence so I can write a book someday (a book is my real goal and passion).
I figure writing a blog will give me the confidence I need to write a book and also give me feedback on my writing. When I started I wasn’t sure where I wanted to take “Strive For Progress”. I thought I wanted EVERYONE and their dog to be able to find something from my blog posts. After a year of dabbling in and out of different subjects I decided it was time to figure out my audience and go for it. I really did not want it to be a “mommy blog”. Please do not take that wrong, I LOVE all the blogs I read that are considered “mommy blogs”. My issue was that there are so many “mommy blogs”, how was mine going to be different from the rest of them? But I am in fact blessed to be able to stay home with my three kids and do the daily mom thing. It would be natural that my inspiration, daily thoughts and experience would mostly come from being home. It is quite obvious that what I have to say or share really does appeal more to moms then anyone else, I have original and new spins on others ideas. So a “mommy” or “family” blog is what it is.
One of my biggest “faults” if that is what you want to call it is, I feel the need to explain myself a lot, okay to much! But I feel like when I am taking my blog into a new direction (or a direction at all haha!) I need to say something about it. Maybe you have come to the blog on different occasions and wondered what exactly I am trying to do with it, well I didn’t know. You see, in my own head I am spinning 100 miles a minute in 1000 different directions! I am one of those people who does before she thinks. I will get a great idea and post it in a new category and then I will not get any farther then that one post. I do not follow through on it because I did not figure out where I was going to take it before I posted it! So hence the reason I am here today telling you what’s going on. I am trying to focus my scatterbrained blog!
Most the time I feel very off track and I desire to be a focused person but it takes a LOT of mental effort for me to do that. It can get very frustrating in my own head! I will confess that most the time I finish a blog post I feel so scatterbrained by the end of it that I am worried no one will like it but I post it anyway. Funny thing is those are the posts you all like the best!!! So I keep going with it!
The biggest frustration I have had with blogging has been time to actually sit down and “work” on it. Well that is changing, hubs has agreed to giving me two hours on the weekend to write and to let me pay my awesome mother-in-law to babysit a couple hours a week. I am so excited about this! Now I have actual focus time to sit and write! Write, write, write oh how I LOVE to write!!!
The biggest point for today’s post is to let you know that I am in the process of “remodeling” Strive For Progress, I am re-naming some categories, deleting some categories and posts, and refining Strive For Progress. I am also going to organize the Strive For Progress Pinterest page to correlate with the blog’s categories. I will tell you more about that once the work is finished. I laugh because I am basically doing “The House That Cleans Itself” to my blog!
I learned from a few of you that you thought Strive For Progress was just about that! Striving For Progress. Well it is and it isn’t. I find progress in everything and I find myself trying to be perfect at everything, well that’s not okay, as I have said before, “striving for perfection wastes energy”. What I am trying to do is show you how you can progress, find tips, ideas and info to help your life be better… not perfect but better. I love my blog title because I am far from perfect and it reminds me that I don’t need to be. So realize this blog is not just about perfection or getting away from perfection it is about progressing in life to be better.
I will be asking you for feedback, mostly on Facebook, but on here too (comment below!). Please feel free to tell me what you do and do not like about Strive For Progress. To me SFP has felt like a masterpiece, I have built this baby brick by brick, all by myself. I have gotten a lot of great advice from others, researched other blogs and websites to build Strive For Progress and I have a huge heart for it. So here’s to a new direction! I hope you enjoy! Be sure to comment below and let me know how I am doing! Love you dear readers, OH SO MUCH!
Love and God Bless,
PS If you do NOT want to miss another great post from Strive For Progress please sign up for the email. It will email you when a new post comes out!