Whew! A whole month has gone by! And it’s now September.
I’ve largely been silent for the last month because I’ve been debating about what details I wanted to share and how much. And after a nice long break…
Here are three things I do know:
Lesson #1: Weekly link up parties are not for me.
The Women’s Lives campaign is mostly about sharing PRI’s stories on women’s issues, nationally and globally. This means that hosting a Women’s Lives weekly link up party isn’t quite the right topic to be hosting those kind of parties. (Plus, I don’t have much web traffic to garner such link up parties.)
Lesson #2: Hometown Betty needs a face lift and an identity change.
I’ve been thinking about this for some time. While I have plenty of crafty tutorials to share, it isn’t where my heart is. There is a saturated market of female bloggers who make amazing stuff! And since I’m a novice at most crafty projects, I’d rather spend my days learning about other people and the communities that we live in. That’s what gets my heart pumping.
What does this all mean for Hometown Betty?
Well, I’d like to change the content to reflect interviews of people and those communities. We live in a transient world, and there is much to be gained about understanding one another, if we stop and listen.
(See more about this content change in the next post.)
Lesson #3: Betty the blogger wants to be Betty the photographer.
Finally, some circumstances in my my family life have given me an opportunity to make a change. Piano Man is off to school. Linus is now in school on a more regular basis, and I don’t have any classes to take this fall.
It leaves me a lot of time to start a photography site. Most of my friends think I should become a portrait photographer, working on weddings and senior portraits, but I prefer to explore contemporary art and try my hand at commercial photography. I’ve got a few project ideas I’ll be diving into, probably for years to come, as I notice that producing a body of work require years, not months, of experience.
Once that site is ready, I’ll be sure to share details.
Most of all, thank you for reading along. It’s been fun learning about the blogging process. I could write a whole post just on what I’ve learned about the technical and business aspects of blogging, but I’ll save that for another day.
From my hometown to yours,