Hocus Pocus... Back in Focus!

I'm in love... with my blog... (shh, don't tell Roomie).

My blog and I have been very happy since we first got together in March 2007. It's always ready to listen and doesn't pout when I've been away for too long. And when I give it my attention, it rewards me with new visitors, loyal readers, and happy commenting friends.

But I've also done the one thing to my blog that one should never do in a relationship: I've tried to change the one I love into something it's not.

Instead of lovingly accepting it for what it really is - a blog about me and the sweet things in my life - I have, as of late, tried to make it "nichy" and unnatural. I tried to dress it in a tux, when it's really a "jeans and t-shirt" kind of blog. It's like slapping a hot dog suit on Gerard Butler... still very attractive on the inside, but, on the outside, just a little... off.

The result? I've begun to bore old readers and confuse new readers. Hell, I've even confused myself! How many times have I changed my "About" page?!!! All because I lost my focus, like that feeling of comfortable familiarity between people in a long-term relationship.

So, the past couple of nights, I lay in bed wide awake just thinking about how to get back that "lovin' feelin'"... and today, I found the answer in my old blog posts. There, I found, in my own words, why I first started blogging, what I wanted to blog about, and what "life candy" was to me.
"Then I thought about what candy is. It's tasty and makes people, in general, very happy.
This blog of mine is where I talk about the things in my life that make me happy or eventually lead to my happiness..."
So, it's back to the beginning, and that's where we'll be until my blog and I are as content as an old married couple.


  1. Hi Nenette
    Hope you have happy holidays. Good article. Is that a picture of you at your wedding? I came across a blog entry with advice on how to blog. The entry I read was called, "treat your blog like a dog." I found it helpful. Here's the URL:


  2. Hi Arturo,

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday season as well! Yes, that's a picture of me at my wedding... Roomie's the guy behind giving me a peck on the cheek. :)
    Great article on treating your blog like a dog! Thanks! I'm always on the lookout for advice on improving my blog and blogging skills. Skelliewag.org and Problogger are two of my favourite blogs-about-blogs sites.

    Hugs back,