Changes & Intentionality

intentional blogging notesI started this Intentional Blogging Challenge with Jeff Goins thinking it would just be about building up the discipline of writing regularly. Two days in and I couldn’t be more wrong, in the best way possible.

Day One: Update or Create Your About Me Page. You can read my updated page here.

Day Two: Finding your blog focus.

Okay, this is a hard one for me. If you’ve followed my crazy blogging journey at all, you know that for over 10 years I’ve written in this space. I’ve done a few challenges, I’ve written about friends, family, and faith. I’ve written about books and stories I loved. I’ve reviewed a lot of plays. I’ve just talked…about everything. This place has been half my personal journey and half something…kinda/sorta intentional (but not really).  So, today is about narrowing it down and finding a focus.

As I was writing and revising my About page, I felt like my reason for this blog was coming more and more into focus: books and writing. So, you may notice a few different things around here as I revamp my template, move to a self-hosted site and really start trying to make my blog an intentional, engaging community. As I think about what I would like this site to become, here are some things that come to mind:

Subject: The written word.

Theme: The power and promise hidden in language and how books can teach us about ourselves.

Objective: To help encourage people to become life-long readers, writers and lovers of language.

Whew, I’m still not sure that is narrow enough, but it’s a lot more narrow than it was 48 hours ago.

But the struggle is real. There is so much I want to write about and so many different things that are exciting and interesting to me. I know this challenge is about taking this blog to the next step. That’s easier said than done, though. At least I think it is.

I’d love to hear your thoughts! Comment and let me know what you’re thinking. Maybe I’ll use it in a future blog.