Blog Purpose

September 06, 2012

This is my 250th post..
Seems unreasonable to have so many posts within a 10 months time span which gets me thinking.

How many of these posts are genuine and have a meaning behind them?
How many of them are to do with what I'm thinking/feeling?

More often than not these posts of mine are just facts. 
Don't get me wrong I love writing to remind myself of the day to day happenings, but this blog was meant to be so much more than that. It first started out being a place where I could write and reflect on my feelings about the things I'm going through and about life in general.  

My very first post reads something like this: Life
In my mind this was one of the best posts I've ever written and from there it just went down hill.

Somewhere in the mix of things I lost this intention. I speculate the reason being was not knowing how people's reactions would be toward my feelings and thoughts or even the fact that just going through the daily routine of posting life's happenings was much easier.  It takes a lot of time and effort to sit and write a post to be deep and thought provoking or in my case it does. 

When I was going to school it was hard enough to find time to even write a post let alone writing one that had a deeper meaning behind it. Now that I am in this new city with so much free time on my hands that I have no idea what to do with myself, it seems like I have ran out of excuses to begin writing with a purpose.  That purpose being to relay my feelings onto my posts in hopes of being an encouragement to those who might find my words to be just that, encouraging.

This wasn't the direction I intended on this post taking when I first started writing it, but I feel that it's important to take back my blog and remind myself why I started writing in the first place. I want this blog to be not just a way for my family to keep up with my life, but one day when I'm gone I want it to be a reminder of who I am. 

What is your blog's purpose? 

I am over here today :) 
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Happy Thursday!

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  1. i love this post. totally understand, I look back and wonder if my blog really has the meaning I want it to have or if I kind of just slide by at time. your blog is amazing though miss, I love your writing!

    xClassic & Bubbly

  2. My blogs purpose is mainly to blog about everything that's going on in my life, especially my family. :) I think I've been doing pretty good so far but it's so easy to get caught up in advertising and guest posts. It just seems, that we as bloggers really want to connect with people and help them when we become apart of this great bloggy comunity, so that's why I think many of our posts & views change/may change as our blogs (& us) continue to grow! I really enjoy your blog and reading about you Breanna! Love this post too! So real and honest!

    (sorry for the huge comment!)

    ♥ Shar

  3. At first I blogged just so I could let everyone know what was going on with my pregnancy.
    I kept going with it after I had the baby but sometimes I wanted to blog about other things, or have a place for my writing. So I did just that. It's my blog and I can post as frequently or infrequently and talk about parenting or random thoughts or my writing. So I do. I don't have quotas. I don't get caught up in stats. I don't have a set amount of posts I need to make a week. I blog when I feel like it. And I love it :)
    Do what you feel. This is your space on the web.

  4. I know what you mean. I'm at odds as to what I want my blog's purpose to be. I want it to be more inspiring and provide value, but on the other hand I want to talk about fashion and other random things.

    I think if you just keep blogging from the heart, your blog will go in the direction it was meant to go. Sometimes when we start something our course changes, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

  5. This is a great post! For me, I just usually just blog what comes to mind, it has helped me get through some pretty rough times.

  6. Great post! I think our blogging purpose can evolve. I started mine to keep my out of state family in the loop. Now I blogged for a more focused reason. I blog to point people to the Lord. I blog so those people will be challenged to wait on the Lord, and to renew their strength. So they will be encouraged to run and not be weary, and walk and not faint.
    Linking up from Amanda's.

  7. This is fantastic! I know that I want my blog to be for myself, and if anyone else is interested in reading it, that's great, but I'm not posting, or not trying to, just to please everyone else.
    I hope you keep going in the direction you want, and not for everyone else :)

  8. Ive been thinking the same things. It's so easy to write and let the post get lost in the archives. Sometimes we need to revisit some of the ones and re discover the meaning. LOVE your blog xo

  9. I totally agree with you on it being harder to write the thoughtful posts - but when I think about it those posts on other blogs are most often my favorite to read (like this one!) You have totally challenged me to take a look at what I am posting. I do love to encourage others through my blog too :) Actually I am doing a September series on my blog about encouragement! And an encouragement swap - where bloggers get paired up to exchange encouraging real letters in the mail with each other! Hope you are having a great day!

  10. This is a really great post! I know I definitely have a hard time coming up with something thoughtful and meaningful to post.. and can easy revert to sticking with 'random' facts to get the post out there. I definitely need to start putting more substance in my posts!

  11. Thanks for sharing your true thoughts and feelings! I have totally scaled back on my blog in an effort to make sure that what I write is actually beneficial to my readers. I appreciate that you are re-thinking your blog and it's purpose. I'm sure people will appreciate your sincerity.

  12. Great post! I blog about the crazy happenings that occur here with two little kids. I want to always be able to go back and remember the little things they did and said.

    Found you on the Friday Chaos hop--new follower :)


  13. I know how you feel. Its easy to get caught up in all the hype and lose focus.

  14. Amen to this. Blogging and writing evolves as we do, but it's always good to look back and remember what you wanted it to be. I feel the same way.

  15. Great post Breanna! I have been thinking a lot about purpose, both in life and blogging and I think it is great that you have found yours! :) And congrats on 250 posts!!

  16. I know what you mean. The reason I started a blog and started to really pull back on facebook is because I really want purpose and love behind each word written. I notice the more I open up the better I feel about my post. Holding back is the only way I feel Im not being the real me! Thanks for this post.
    I found you on follow me wednesday. Glad I did.

  17. Hi!

    I'm stopping in from Friday Chaos! I am one of the co-hosts and I'm so glad you linked up!

    I hope you're having an awesome Friday!


  18. My blog is a time capsule, that allows me to look back on the good and bad through through life and see how we've grown / changed as a couple and individuals.

  19. Love your post and I totally understand. I wrote a little about this myself the other day too. My blog is a portrait of my walk with Jesus and everything in between.

    Have a blessed weekend!

  20. Totally agree with you. It's easy to get carried away with your blog and loose the initial purpose, I think I have done the same a bit so thanks for the reminder! I found you via the friday bloghop and am now following :)

  21. Hi, stopping by from the Friday Chaos Blog Hop, i'm your newest follower and absolutely LOVE the blog. I'm new to blogging so would love a follow back? Thanks, Vikki xxx

  22. This is so great. Sometimes I feel like we just publish for the sake of publishing, with sub-par content and meaningless jabber-jabber. There is so much more we could be doing! I love the idea of "taking back my blog", thinking about doing something similar now. Thanks for the encouragement! Visiting from Live.Laugh.L0ve, new follower :)


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