Saturday, February 5, 2011

Looking for My Expertise

I've heard that if you want to have a successful blog, you need to specialize.  You need to declare yourself an expert at something, and then focus on that one area of proficiency.  Then as people look for information, instruction, education about that "one thing", there YOU are! 

Well.  That puts me at quite a disadvantage then.  I am expert at nothing; I have experimented with a lot of hobbies, but I am the master of none. 

I am very good at fixing dinner for my husband and I.  I am very good at getting the laundry done once a week.  I am reasonably good at keeping an organized home.  BORING!

I like to write.  I like to find connections between seemingly unrelated things.  I like to play the piano.  I like to read worthwhile books.  I like to plan trips.  I like to travel.  I like to watch old movies.

I used to be a really good scrapbooker....

I used to paint....

I used to....

Nobody wants a blog about "used to's". 

Time to find something new.

Period.

4 comments:

neffie said...

I've heard that too and then I decided I'm an expert in ME - what I like and what I like to do. It's very aclectic and it may not draw readers in but eh. I'm having a blast! LOL

And YOU - you are an expert in making me go "oh... I never thought of it that way." You are an expert at lifting me up. I LOVE your blog! :-)

Ardith Haws said...

Thank you! Sometimes our strengths are merely indefinable. I'll take that....

Patricia Lynne said...

Bah, who cares what others say, just do what you like. =)

Larry said...

Your path is your own, for you walk it each day. Terribly boring? To your misguided dismay...

If you're the man with no eyes, who sees all through his ears, feels the sun he can't see, not ashamed of his tears.

Enhanced in our failings, weakness to strength. If we know not the bitter, from that cup would we shrink?

Unique as our words, the footprints we leave, if it nothing more than cause another believe.