what’s blog worthy?

by Joanna on July 3, 2012

There aren’t enough hours in the day for me to share everything I’d like to share with you.

I spend quite a bit of time thinking about things and writing about things and wondering “could this be a blog post?”

From epiphanies I have on the elliptical to musings on my daily commute, from experiences that make my heart sing to things that make me realize I’m an adult, there are so many things I want to tell you.

I have a page of wedding related post ideas, dozens of other miscellaneous ones jotted down throughout my journal, and countless others floating around in my brain.

 

There are more serious things like…

Experiences as a twenty-something:

  • adjusting to friendships as an adult
  • advice to the class of 2012
Experiences as a newlywed:
Wedding recaps:
Wedding planning recaps and wedding planning tips:
  • the process of writing our vows
  • an easy tip for choosing and working with vendors
  • my 3 non-negotiables for my wedding day
And then there are random things I feel are note-worthy…

Things that make me laugh:

  • how I made a rule for Mike the other day that he had to talk in rhyme for 10 minutes or
  • how my office-mate David put on a headset from the call center and pretended to be an operator on the Butterball Hot-line
Food-related things:
  • my new favorite marinade: Soy Vay Hoisin and Garlic
  • I’m having a serious aversion to fried eggs and haven’t been able to think about eating one for over a month
And then there are things I think about very regularly that could become staples of my blog…
Ideas for new series:
  • simple joys
  • advice I give myself
And there is so much more…
So I wonder, how do I choose what to focus on? Do I wait for inspiration to come to me and share what I start scribbling furiously in my notebook while waiting for the bus (when I have a lot of my good ideas)?
Or should I be more intentional than that? Should I get into a more regular routine of trying to actually formulate coherent thoughts about the topics I quickly jot down in my blog post idea list?
Talk to me:
Bloggers: How do you decide what is blog-worthy?
Readers: What do you like to read?

 

 

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jordan July 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I’d love to hear how that rhyming thing went! I love stories about how couples keep day-to-day life entertaining.

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2 Becca Norelli July 9, 2012 at 10:57 am

The only posts that I don’t love to read are the ones you post about food, but that’s only because I still go to college and my meals are cooked and chosen for me. I really enjoy reading about things that you and Mike do to keep your relationship fun, and how you work on little quirks that you two are finding out about each other. I might be a little biased because I am your sister, but I love your blog as it is!

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3 Jacquelyn July 18, 2012 at 11:11 pm

I wonder about this too because my blog isn’t quite fully focused yet. And then I realized… it is focused on my life so anything happening in my life is relevant, yes? I try to write about things that I think will help someone else, that I would be interested in reading on another blog, and that I find fascinating so I assume other people might as well. I think the great thing about the blogging world is that there are so many different blogs out there and so many different people reading and writing them that you’re bound to find an audience somewhere!

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