I'm going to come right out and admit it, I'm having a bit of an identity crisis with my blog. At the beginning of the year I fell in love with all the shabby chic decorating blogs out there and I set up to be just like them, posting beautiful pictures of my home and all my decorating projects. What I didn't take into account was that I don't have very many decorating projects. Oops! I don't tend to be one of those people who change things around in my house every few days or weeks so I quickly ran out of pictures to post.
Case in point - on top is a picture of my living room from the beginning of 2014. And here's the way it looks now.
I changed a couple of things after finishing a painting project but I don't anticipate that it will change again anytime soon except for the plants getting bigger.
I really admire the people who change everything up every month or two. I love looking at their vignettes, farmhouse tables and newly painted cabinets. I sigh with pleasure when I see before and after pictures. I just don't seem to have the inventory(or storage space) to recreate that and so my attempt at a decorating blog has not lived up to my expectations.
I could try a gardening blog but that would just make everybody sad, I fear. Pictures of barren, dry, parched earth surrounding sad, drooping plants probably wouldn't help in my attempts to attract new readers. I love the idea of gardening but I have not yet mastered putting those ideas into action.
I do intend to keep on painting pieces of furniture and I'll share before and after pictures of my projects from time to time but I don't think that's the blog identity that I'm looking for.
I'd love to turn this into a travel blog but to do that, I'd have to travel and that doesn't seem to be happening these days.
Ditto for restaurants.
How do blogs attract readers anyway? I do leave comments on blogs that I admire and I've tried pinning pictures from my blog on Pinterest but what do other people do?
I'm just so confused but I think it's all part of a larger problem - what do I want to be when I grow up?
Oh well, I hate leaving things on anything less than a positive note so here's a pretty picture from today's window-shopping adventure. I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend.