Middle of the Road Mum… too boring to blog?
I think I’m a middle of the road Mum.
Sure – I think I’m pretty good at some aspects of parenting. I’m definitely lousy at others. But here I am, smack bang in the middle of the dreadful parents and superstar ones (whatever they are). In my opinion, anyway.
So – the question, which coughs quietly in the back of my mind quite regularly, is – why would people want to read my blog?
A common topic amongst bloggers is your ‘niche’. Lots of parenting bloggers have one – be it parenting tips, comedy, food, travel, lifestyle… So when people ask me what my blog is about, I get a bit stuck.
“Erm – it’s kind of a parenting blog. But with random lifestyle stuff thrown in too. And the odd review. Or funny thing that my three year old and I talked about today. Basically, it’s a mish mash of my head and a creative outlet.” is normally the kind of thing I waffle at them. (I seriously need to perfect my pitch).
I like to think that I can write in an amusing way – but I’m not hilarious. Nor am I trying to be. I have my terrible parenting moments as everyone does – but actually, I don’t think I fare too badly and my blog isn’t a part of the ‘look at what a bad parent I am’ oversharing trend (even if I do read a lot of those posts and laugh my socks off). Thankfully, I haven’t suffered any huge loss, illness or trauma, which many blogs are born out of for therapy and escapism.
I just like writing, sharing the little life moments I want to remember and sometimes silly or questionable stuff that goes through my head. Be it baby-related, maternity leave/work related, or just me-related.
That ok with you? Or do I need to find my niche?! Answers on a postcard…