The Cold Penguin

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Searching for my blog

on March 25, 2014

Have you ever had the desire to just eat a bucket of chocolate?  I’m so having that feeling right now!!









Now that I’ve fully tempted you… let me change the subject.

I know that I’ve lost my blogging mojo, area, theme, etc.  I’m just not vibing in blog world right now.  Something is just not right.  So bear with me people while I find my blogger voice.  It may take a while, but I’ll get there.  I’ll figure out what I should be blogging about.

Questions arise when you are trying to find your voice.

What do I like to read about?

Blogs I follow cover topics on books, homemaking, cooking, traveling, dogs and exercise.  This is because these are the top areas of my daily life and my top interests.  So can I find a niche in this type of blogging?

Books: On average I read 2 books a month.  Not really enough to keep a blog going strong.

Homemaking: I’m really not the world’s best homemaker and I can’t make vacuuming techniques as interesting as others.  Plus, it’s just me and the husband.  No cute kid stories.  And let’s face it – that really makes the homemaking blogs interesting!

Cooking: I’m the average home cook who tweaks recipes (or follows them closely).  I love to bake sweets – but I find all my recipes on Pinterest.  I’m not good at coming up with new and inventive cooking techniques and dishes.  At least right now.  It’s a goal to eventually get there.

Traveling: While I love to travel, I am the average person who gets to go on a trip or two a year.  Not enough to write about with that.

Dogs: I love my dog, and care for other dogs as part of my job, but I’m not sure I want to make a blog about this.  It’s a possibility.  I’m not inspired right now – but will it inspire me later?  Hmmm….

Exercise: Right now I’m following others routines, but I’m currently studying to get re-certified as a Health and Fitness Specialist with ACSM and it’s my goal to get a little less lazy and back into making up my own routines.

So when I look at it, cooking, dogs and exercise are listed as possibilities out of what I like to read.

What do I know?

Well, I know a lot about dog care and exercise.  Cooking, well, I know a good bit but not as much as I would like.  I would have to learn more to blog about cooking.

What inspires you?

Exercise and Cooking inspires me.  I want to learn/excel at these levels.  Traveling also inspires me, but as we learned above unless I have a huge change in my lifestyle, traveling won’t be feasible.

What comes next?

So I think I’m going to give a few a try.  Write some posts and see what inspires me.  Who knows, maybe I’ll be a blog about exercise, dog care and learning to cook.  Ha!  In this world, I know there’s a blog out there like this, but it sounds so funny as a topic!

Thanks for reading!



3 responses to “Searching for my blog

  1. Stef says:

    Thanks for sharing. I have 2 blogs and I feel like I am a crazy person jumping around all of the time on what I am talking about. I have the one blog where I concentrate on Crafting & Organizing, and then I have another one where I talk about eating exercise and the goal to shrink my body. 🙂 I hope you find what works for you. I think that Exercising dog care along with healthy eating could really work for a blog 😀

  2. Sarah says:

    That is awesome you are studying to get your Health and Fitness Specialist certification – I would love to read about that process!! 🙂

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