I was at a Rome Bloggers meet up a few months ago and one of my fellow bloggers told me she missed my old blog.
My former blog was more personal and a bit all over the place. One day I would write about politics , or my friend’s big Italian wedding, and the next day about some silly pop-culture thing like the horrific “Kwanzaa Cake” made by Sandra Lee.
The blogging world has changed a great deal since 2005. It’s become a big business and very niche.
When I first started this blog I felt a lot of pressure to keep it extremely focused. I understood the advice from my social media savvy friends. They would ask me questions like,”What’s the point of your blog? What are your goals for the blog? What IS your blog, personal, design, lifestyle, expat?”
Something clicked when I read my friend Felicia’s recent post.
I should worry less about labeling my blog or trying to shoe-horn it into a very narrow space.
Design blogs are more than pretty pictures. The popular ones have a POV or narrative that’s engaging. They have to be, thanks in part to the explosive success of Pinterest.
Interior design is influenced by many things… art, fashion, music, film, travel, the list goes on. I like to write about those subjects as well and I will.
It’s a new year and time to loosen the strings a little.