JTMG Journal: Random Thoughts
Whew, I fell off track a little bit when it comes to working on JTMG. As my husband always tell me content is king and my approach is to crank out as much content as possible. However the past week or so I haven’t been in the mood to look inward for self-betterment, and you know what, there is nothing wrong with that. Taking breaks reminds me how important my journey to greatness is. Plus, my creative mood has been focused elsewhere. But JTMG is always on my mind.
The one thing that I have been tackling with when it comes to the blog is who is Journey to My Greatness audience. I don’t think I’ve clearly defined that yet. I read so many fantastic blogs during the week and how these great bloggers grew their blogs and following. Sometimes I imitate what they’ve done or what they are doing, but then I end up with something that doesn’t feel like me. Sometimes, to me, JTMG feels schizophrenic like it’s all over the place, but that how my brain works. This most definitely leads to an overflow of ideas which paralyzes me. And instead of being productive, I procrastinate. Which most definitely leads to depression and feelings of guilt and laziness.
Wow, I think I just had an epiphany. I stuck because I have too many ideas, is that a thing? The problem is, I have a problem editing my ideas. I want to throw all my creative energy into one project but, I don’t think my creativity work like that. I want to do so much. I want to write, I want to make clothing, I want to learn how to paint and graphic design. And I want to reflect these things on JTMG.
At the risk of sounding too cliche, I don’t think JTMG can’t be put into a box, at least not yet. I don’t think being labelled is as bad as the PC pushers try to make us believe. There nothing wrong with being identified by some identifiable quality. Some people make it seem like it’s a bad thing being able to fit into a pretty like box. It’s just not cool to be square. I would say that JTMG is a spirituality blog because I write a lot about my spirituality, but it’s not a spirituality blog only. There some lifestyle and family stuff in there too. And it’s kind of difficult to pinpoint the type of people I’m trying to reach. I mainly want to engage with people who are on a quest to become strong in the Lord. But I also want to help people struggling with their faith. I also want to celebrate motherhood and womanhood. So I guess, for now, I going to keep writing blog posts, figure out my lane as I go, and try to appeal to as many people as possible.
May God be with you until we meet again.