I am not that smart, articulate blogger that I want to be. Not that I ever set out to be a fantabulous writer but now that I have been blogging a while I sometimes venture out to other blogs just to see what other mommy bloggers are talking about. Each time I do, I come back to my own blog and think bleh boring. I don’t write impressive posts or well worded thoughts about motherhood or life all that often. Sometimes I come up with a great topic I want to blog about but by the time I sit down and type for a while I am just irritated. I am not a verbose writer. I actually looked that word up so I could throw in a new vocabulary word into my post. But, even though I don’t think I write the most sophisticated sounding posts, I think I am down to earth. I think people can read my posts and I don’t come across as some over educated snob tossing around big words and writing super long sentences just to sound smarter.
I am who I am. I want to improve my blogging so that my posts are more interesting but I don’t want to be fake. I have met other bloggers in real life and some of them seem to be putting on a show, like they have been blogging for an audience for so long that they have forgotten how to be themselves. I don’t want to ever turn into that kind of blogger. I want to keep it real. I just want to work on finding more interesting mom-related topics to blog about.
So I want to know how other bloggers do it. How do you turn your thoughts into posts you are satisfied with?
I know that I have had other hobbies, like making signatures. When I first started making signatures, my sigs were not all that great. Then with more practice I got better and could make some kick-butt sigs when I put my mind to it. Practice wasn’t everything though. Sometimes I would spend hours on a signature and it would still look awful. I would eventually get irritated and delete it so I wouldn’t be tempted to try to rework it. I would ask for constructive criticism and make improvements. I find myself doing the same thing with my blogging. I will come up with an idea for something I want to blog about and then set to work on writing up my post. Then after spending a while on it I get frustrated because I can’t express my thoughts in words. I eventually delete it. Sometimes I will write three or four posts in one day that never make it to my blog. When I made signatures I was the same way. I didn’t just post a signature if I wasn’t satisfied with it. I don’t post my blog posts either when I don’t like them. I just write them up and keep them in my file to either rework or just delete.
So for the other mommy bloggers, do you just blog whatever or do you try to craft your posts? What do you do when you are inspired to blog about something but you can’t get your words out right? Do you scrap it or keep working on it till you are happy with it?