There’s something I’d like to say about the direction this blog is headed in. A reader brought to my attention that she expected to see more parenting/baby posts when Alexis showed up and she’s absolutely right! I’m sure many of you are wondering about the same thing, so I thought I’d address it.
This HAS been and WILL be a blog about bringing Lexi into this world and her babyhood as seen through my eyes, along with my personal blog full of things I care about, as well.
For some reason, though, for the past two weeks I have had sort of a writer’s block when it comes to all things Alexis.
I have been feeling like I don’t have enough time to write the kind of posts I want to. I have a million topics in my head ( first bath, first walk, beach outing, infant massage, breastfeeding, time management, one day with Lexi, cloth diapers,etc) and even more photos, but I feel overwhelmed when I even think about starting to write something this big and important. She changes so much each day and there’s so much I can write about that when it comes to getting a post out, I start feeling like I only have time to write some less time consuming post that doesn’t take much thought. I know it’s a cop out and I’m working on it.
It doesn’t help that when it comes to certain things, I’m a perfectionist. To the point where it prevents me from doing things. I keep thinking “Oh I’ll do this post when I have better photos” or “…when I have more time to really express how I feel”. The excuses are endless…
For example the breastfeeding post… Oh my god! It’s SUCH a big issue, so much to say… I can’t get myself started on it because I know I can’t even make as dent in it in the 10-15 minutes Alexis gives me. So I keep postponing writing it!
So what I’m trying to say is I need to do better. Not for my readers, per se, but for myself, which is why this blog exists.
I need to get short posts out quicker, I need to not worry if a post is valuable from the information standpoint (I know… how stupid!), I need to just write and attach a photo or two. Quick bursts of thoughts and happenings. About Alexis, about parenthood, about things that are new to me. Because the memories and experiences will fade with time and I won’t have the kind of record of her life that I want to.
That being said, I will still write about things that are not “mommy” related. Motherhood doesn’t define me. I still like shopping, photography, pretty things, beach, my friends, travel, video editing. I’ll write about all these things as well – they just won’t dominate my blog like they have been for the past 2 weeks.
I will also continue running the BEST FOR BABY feature because these are the items I find useful and the companies I believe in and I want to pass that onto whoever cares. I remember liking these types of posts back when I was pregnant because I was lost in the sea of baby products and had no real way of finding health conscious and/or cool baby brands. And the giveaways is my way of giving something of value to people reading, something that I myself recommend and use (and it’s an amazing feeling when a regular reader I know wins).
So now that Lexi is giving me a bit more time (not much but enough for a post), I am going to try to set aside my perfectionism and write smaller more manageable posts about what our life has been. Starting from the beginning.