Thursday, March 22, 2007

Identity Crisis

I know the blogs I enjoy reading...and I know that the majority of them have an "identity"...

Under My Favorites, I separated the blogs I pop in to read into 10 categories so I can Read by Theme :)

I have Religious, Writing, Gardening & Nature, Cooking, Travel, Arts & Crafts, Christmas, House, Life in General and Political...

Naturally, almost all of the blogs move back and forth across the category lines because their contents are plucked from the everyday lives of their writers

ME at
those northern skies is in the Art category because, well, her photographs are Art...but she also easily moves into Religion with thoughts that are stunningly simple and yet amazingly cut right to the heart of an issue...

Loretta (did I spell that correctly or is it Lorretta?) at Pomegranates and Paper is in Life in General although Art is a big part of her life...I don't know why it worked out that way...I guess because I love hearing about all the things her children do (since our son is 22 and I'm not so much in the Little Kid world any more) and about work and their family vacations...

Clarice over at
Storybook Woods lives in my Life in General category, too, but lives a life filled with art and beauty, too...as does Deb at Homespun Living...

There's a fellow Southern Chic over at
Southern Somedays who is in Life in General...

Carolyn of
Tumbleweeds and Thyme hangs out in Garden & Nature...and makes me motivated enough by pixs of her lovely garden to get my Rear in Gear and move outside to do more than just think about gardening...

and also hanging out in Garden & Nature is
Farmgirl Fare....the photographs are wonderful, making me smile every time I click in...

These are just drops in the bucket...but I guess I'm getting at each of these bloggers has a certain "air" about their places that speaks to something I like, or love...and how they fit into my little categories doesn't really matter...the positioning just comes about from something that came out of my laptop screen and into my heart...

and I feel my blog is not happily defined...first, I thought Just Gardening...then realized 1) I don't do enough gardening for that to be a blast...and then I thought Gardening and Cooking...did I tell you I hate to cook? I love to bake, but cooking...blahhhhh...okay, how about thrifing? thrifting and gardening...well...maybe....but who wants to just look at someone else's junk? Politics? plez...I'd bore myself to death...

Anyhoo...my blog needs some focus*...and it needs more attention that it has gotten since 2007 began...


*I am seriously hoping my blog's lack of focus is not a reflection of my life in general...man....

9 comments:

Deb said...

Thank you, Mrs G., for stopping by to comment, and thank you for the kind mention of my blog.
Take care,
Debbie

Debra said...

I had to smile at your last sentence! :) Maybe you are just very well-balanced--and that's a good thing! In fact, if there was a catagory for my blog, that's the heading I would want most: Balanced. :) Blessings, Debra

Patty said...

being multi-facited, makes us sparkle like a diamond ~ Embrace all your interests and run with them. Nothing is boring about life being lived.

Rhea said...

Focus? Who needs focus? Rambling is just fine.

Naturegirl said...

Thank you for the introduction to some new interesting sites! I shall go and visit!It was your little dog that lured me here! I had one that looked like yours and now she is planted in my memory garden. Nice to meet you!:)NG

Rowan said...

It isn't lack of focus mrsg, it's a wide range of interests:) You asked about Narcissus 'Jenny' - she has white petals with a light yellow trumpet that gradually turns to pale cream, mine have reached that stage now and they look beautiful especially at dusk when they just seem to glow. A beautiful white narcissus is one called 'Thalia' and there is another called Ice Wings. Both are multi-headed triandrus types.

Loretta said...

Thank you for the nice comments about my blog. I am happy that it is a place that you find interesting. I've been struglging with the issue of identity in my blog lately, too. I'm not posting as much to due to time constraints and sometimes I wonder what people think of my disparate post=s!

Marilyn said...

I enjoy your blog! I love the multifaceted aspect of your blog. That's what keeps it interesting. But I do feel like you with my blog, too many interests and not focused sometimes but oh well! Keep up your GOOD work! I love your blog!

Mrs. G said...

Thanks, ya'll, for the Kind Words and Patience :)

it's all about the journey...