“You Have 246 Posts”

Lately I’ve been thinking about this space I call my “blog.” But it’s not really much of a blog at this point. WordPress tells me I have 246 posts, but I know there’s not a lot of substance here. It’s mostly a catchall for my Utterli posts.

So then, what do I actually want to do with this space? I guess I want to start blogging for real. The difficult part for me is thinking of things to talk about regularly. I have a livejournal account that I’ve kind of abandoned. There were too many “So today I did x,y,z” posts and to be honest, those are pretty boring. Does anyone really care that I did the dishes, did the laundry and went to the grocery store today? No, I didn’t think so. In fact, I’d drop that blog from my reader in a hot second if any of the blogs I subscribe to posted that stuff.

So if you’re reading this, I’d like to ask for your help. I need a jumping off point. Is there anything you’d like to know about me? Should I give a Jen history so you know where I’m coming from? I can’t even come up with any other questions to ask myself. That means until I get the hang of this, I need your input.

I know there are a few of you reading this and I’m counting on you to help me kick start this thing.

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Jen Tucker

I'm a wife, mother of three and stay at home mom. I consider myself blessed to have such a wonderful network of friends and family around me. It may not be large, but it's an important one. I look forward to sharing my stories with you, and it is my hope that I can bring a smile to your heart as you read.

One thought on ““You Have 246 Posts””

  1. Hi, Jen.

    I think it’s important to keep in mind that when you blog, you do it for you. Don’t worry about boring other people with your content. It’s what is in your mind that you are sharing. It helps you to get that information out of your system. I do understand how it’s hard to find things to write about though when you don’t have some type of inspiration. I do a weekly blog with a purpose and the hardest part each week is coming up with a topic.

    That being said, I’ve had some ideas that I thought would be cool, and I’d still like to do them when I find myself able to make the commitment. Do whatever you want with this information. It’s YOUR blog 🙂

    I really liked doing the 30 things in 30 days meme where we put up pictures of the little things we loved. You could take that from a monthly standpoint and use a different topic for each month. For NaPodPoMo I was going to try to talk about a different influential person in my life. You could do that or a different topic each month. I’d really love to do this on my blog and maybe I will eventually. You could do a “memory a day” where you talk about something important or silly or just something you remember that’s stuck in your head. You could even find one news article a day to comment on.

    So I guess in a nutshell, my idea is to break your thoughts down and give yourself inspiration. You could even have a different idea daily like Mondays talk about an influential person, Tuesday a newsworthy topic, a lot of bloggers do “wordless wednesdays” where they just post a picture, Thursdays talk about a memory.. etc.. you get the idea?

    OK. I want to do this too. Now you’ve inspired me just by asking a question! See how you are?

    Love you!

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