The weird thing about blogging is that it is both a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because I’ve met some of my dearest friends via my blog but is also a curse. It’s a curse because I’m always balancing on a thin tight rope of “is this going to offend someone I care about” or “is this going to embarrass my children someday” or “OMG, I can barely take a shower and feed my kids, how will I update my blog.”
I started Baby Gators Den three years ago as a way to keep my family informed of the exciting life of nine-week-old Jackson. Since then, it has developed into a living
baby family book. My kids have pitifully filled-out baby books, but I hope they can always turn to this form of writing to see our story. When I was a little girl, I loved reading my great-grandmother’s journal or poring over her old photographs. I hope that my grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be able to do this with my blog. I plan on printing it into a book form someday for a hard copy, but that day will probably be far away since I am *just barely* keeping my head above water with life and mothering in general.
Another aspect of blogging that I find hard to balance is the review/giveaway aspect. There is an entire niche of bloggers who proudly wear the title of review/giveaway blogger and while I think it’s great for them, still I’m trying to find a way to keep this blog about my family without morphing into a Joanna’s version of Oprah’s Favorite Things. I enjoy working with companies whose products I adore, so I only work with the ones that I use on a regular basis or feel my readers would also love. What I’m trying to say is I’m working on a way to keep my blog’s identity while sharing my favorite things with all of you.
Do you read any blogs that balance that aspect of blogging well? Thanks for letting me know, I’d love to check them out!