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Well I think it’s safe to say that haven’t really been accomplishing all that I’ve wanted to since I’ve started this blog. I was excited about the whole homemaker angle because I thought I had legitimate knowledge to share but it turns out that I’m just struggling along as best I can. In Fact I’m pretty sure I need tips and advice as often, if not more often, than any other parent. Truthfully I rarely have an actual interest in writing about homemaking, and only slightly more frequently do I have an interest in writing about parenting. But why have I lost interest? Why was I so excited before only to have no desire to actually write about the subject when I finally started the blog?
I know now it’s because I have been too focused on getting the blog to a point where I can actually monetize it. To bring in some sort of an income. And I thought that the way to do that was to dispense advice and wisdom and solve problems for you all. I was hoping to be a place where secular moms could turn for advice about homemaking without all the “cleaning your house is serving God” stuff that is so prevalent in the homemaking community. I wanted to be the source you could go to when you didn’t feel like filtering through all the church stuff just to figure out how to clean your house fast or how to stick to a housekeeping schedule. But I’m over it.
Truth is I just don’t really care enough about homemaking to write about it often. And I definitely don’t care enough to write about it exclusively. Don’t get me wrong, I still think homemaking is important. It is still a worthy career choice for any woman, if that is what she wants to do. I’m just not so sure I want to go about dispensing my knowledge in the way I have been, and I’m not sure my knowledge is something that is really needed. It just feels so forced and dishonest. It’s not where my passions lie and since I’ve realized that this isn’t actually about earning a paycheck I think I’m going to have to take this baby in the direction of my passions. So what does that mean?
Of course I am still going to write about some homemaking stuff. It is important, at least in my opinion, for people out there to understand that homemaking is fucking hard. And that sometimes the most noble goal is striving to be a slightly less shitty homemaker. There is more to it than just serving your husband (barf), making your home a sanctuary (I can get down with this for the most part), or making sure your kids are good ambassadors for your family brand (ahahahahaha…ha ha…if that were the case my family brand is dirty, pyjama-clad, hobo hillbilly :D). And there is definitely more to it than doing it because God said so. But I do have other areas of interest.
Nearly every “how to blog” article out there tells you to niche down, get to specifics, answer questions, solve problems, blah, blah, blah. That’s all well and good I suppose, but for me I’d rather have the freedom to write about whatever I feel like, even if it’s not necessarily directly related to my niche. What if I read a super awesome book and I want to write a review? What if I take up a new sport and I want to write about that? What if I start a cool new hobby and I want to tell you all about it in excruciating detail? (this one is for sure coming, because I have become a crazy plant lady and I want you all to share in my excitement!) Well, from now on I’m going to write about whatever the hell I feel like! Guess I need to go back to my original tagline “parenting, homemaking, and other stuff” 😀
So after all that I guess what I’m really saying is thanks for putting up with me so far, and I hope you stick around for whatever the future will bring.
Until Next Time,
Chantal, the secular homemaker (who also likes a bunch of other stuff and will soon be telling you all about that other stuff too :D)