For the past two years I’ve been very lax in writing. I haven’t really truly cared about the state of my blog. I’ve been posting a lot of press releases (not a lot but more than I should for sure) and just doing the bare minimum. I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to home school the kids while also promoting their acting careers. By the end of the day my brain is usually completely drained so, writing is always on the back burner. I’ve also been taking the weekends off to spend with family and just haven’t been motivated to write. I used to work all the time, I worked and worked. And in a way I suppose I’ve been very burned out. I’ve struggled through friendships, depression and my self esteem all of which has effected the blog. I’m very lucky I have Beeb who writes, travels, and organizes every post herself, and Summer who adds a fresh bento box every week, Jamie that has been doing reviews, and Lynn who has started doing local events. Oh and Gayle who has been attending car events for me. Without you guys I’m not sure where MomStart would be today.
The other night at dinner I was slapped in the face. It wasn’t a literal slap in the face and it was sort of what I needed to hear. I have to get back on that horse and stop just drifting by. I can do better and will do better. Brands don’t like what I was doing, I was told to my face. I wasn’t called out, because really I’m just being hard on myself. I do a great job when I get in that MODE of writing and creating. And I promise my readers that I will start writing more often again. If I don’t have time to write it in my own words I’m not going to post it. I will and have been inspired to DO IT RIGHT.
I’m going to do better for each brand that I agree to work with. I’m going to try to take better photos and be more creative. Blogging has changed so much since I first started in 2008. The market is so saturated with blogs that the only ones that will continue to thrive as the next few years go by are the ones that keep up with the times, I really don’t feel that I have been. Photos have to be amazing each time. And you have to have a photo for each social media outlet and make sure the photo fits the requirements for each one. Meaning I need more photos and different sizes. I can do it.
I’ve also got to get back to writing about my kids. Whenever I’m going through older posts, I find little posts that I wrote about my kids. I wrote about monster fencing, I just found that post and it made me smile. My kids used to be the inspiration behind my blog and I want that to return. I also want to help them have their own youtube channels and use that to promote things too. It’s not all going to be overnight. This is going to be a transition for me and I’m sure I’ll still have those down days but I have to have more days where I share about life and being a mom.
So thanks for the slap in the face, I’m not going to name you but I really do appreciate it. It was a wake up call that I needed to save this blog!