One of the blogs I read is Not Perfect. Not sure how I found her - though it started with her freaking hilarious blog Bridehood Revisited. She used to be a wedding planner, and has some definite opinions. There's not that much to wind through, so if you view the wedding planning industry with a skeptical eye it's definitely worth going through the archives. (Maybe someday I will update my blogroll. I'll add to the to-do list.)
Anyway, Not Perfect along with someone else is sponsoring a recipe participation thing-y. A challenge. Try a new recipe a week for whatever 8 weeks or so, write about it, etc etc, typical bloggy challengey stuff. Am I in a recipe rut? Let me answer this way - is there any rut I am not in? I've actually been thinking about cooking more - with my unemployment + financial challenges it would be a good thing to try out some new recipes. So I'm thinking about joining.
So, can't take the time to register for say Lost and Found, which would probably help by providing emotional support, but can register for a recipe challenge? This blog so far is about life, death, infidelity, infertility, unemployment, emotional devastation, loss, humiliation, hurtful inlaws....and recipes? What the heck am I about, anyway? There are days I just don't know.
Most of my friends with kids have fairly typical "mommy blogs" (no offense intended, it's what they are). With my family so scattered, and my complete inability to scrapbook/baby book, I've been thinking about starting another blog, with my husband, to cover family stuff, put up kiddie pics, movies, etc. As with this blog, my #1 hurdle is coming up with a good name. I'd keep this blog for me alone - might let you all know about the other, but wouldn't let the other know about this. I'm worried about inadvertently posting using WhichBox over on whatever new blog, but with care I could manage. Recipes might be best over there, or still here?
So tell me, how do you decide what your blog is about and what's outside its scope? Do you try to stay focused on the original intent, or do you stray? Do you have more than one blog for your different boxes?
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