My blog is having an identity crisis!
I feel, much like my life, like my blog is all over the place. From daily complaints, to weekly needlepoint projects, to attempts at healthy eating and diabetes management, a little pre-pregnancy sprinkled in with some shopping finds and travel tips.
What grabs you? What makes you want to read more? What do you enjoy the most about my crazy life?
Do you get ideas from the needlepoint posts?
Do you like the recipes and cooking tips?
Do you ever click on the shopping links that I post?
I enjoy the creativity behind having a blog. I like sharing aspects of my life with you- sometimes the good, the bad and the ugly, but it’s fun!
Do you just read because you are somehow related to me via blood or marriage (Hi, Mom and Dad H.!)?
I’m thinking about ‘taking this blog to the next level’. What that really means in ‘Mer’s World’ is that it’s time for a facelift and a little more social networking. But, I want to do it in a way that makes sense. By starting to focus on the parts that you really enjoy.
So, tell me, is it…
The amazing, budget kitchen re-dos? Or the amazing display of Waterford crystal with Ikea furniture? Speaking of Ikea furniture…
Notice that we can’t even turn the TV on with the new
dresser entertainment center. Or perhaps, it’s my amazing measurement skills that keep you coming back for more?
(Click on the picture for a link to purchase similar planter!)
Or perhaps it’s the amazing green thumb? Or amazing photography that managed to hide all the dead plants on the back side? While also camouflaging the dead grass spots in the yard!
Maybe you are a stitcher, or lover of fibers and fine needlework. Do you enjoy my needlepoint ‘to do’ list? Here’s August:
I’m also working on a ‘top secret’ gift, which is part of the reason for the slow needlepoint updates! It’s taking lots of my time and I can’t even publish it!
What about the diabetes/healthy living component? Can you relate it to elements in your life? Are the tips, recipes, conversation useful? Do you like the shopping and/or pinterest links?
Also, and this is a big one, do you read mostly in a blog reader or do you actually go to the website? Are daily updates needed or a few times a week enough?
These are questions flying through my head as I consider investing more time and money into this project! Ok, who am I kidding, this is just justification to the hubby for continuing to maintain the website and hiring someone to illustrate the header Give me some good feedback, friends!
And, just two last things:
Recipe obsession this week: Spinach and Artichoke Dip from Cooking Light
Purchase I’m saving my pennies for:
If, unlike me, you’ve been a good girl and saving your pennies (and not shopping at the Nordstorms Half Yearly Sale), then the fitbit has been added to my store!
So, if you made it this far, go ahead and click on COMMENT and leave me some feedback! I promise to take each comment seriously, unless you post some seriously crazy stuff about enlarging my penis (don’t have one, sorry spammers), building polish lawn furniture (probably easier for me to build american), or getting a Russian wife (sorry, american husband is enough!).