Blogging is complicated for me.
What purpose am I spilling ink here? Should I be so un-private about my life and struggles? Should I give my talent away or send these essays off for publication somewhere else?
Is this branding? Reality show? Or a newsletter update for fans of my work?
Two years ago, these answers were easy. This blogging I was toiling at was a journal of my life, love letters to my children, and also used my ex husband's family to market our farm products. Slowly it became just the latter and in the divorce we agreed to take the children and their lives offline.
And my photography is shifting to being placed in galleries and used for book covers so it cannot be put online as much either.
So what now? Does this new space simply become a listing of my writing life? Random thoughts on poetry and art? Maybe an archive of accountability. Lists. My beloved lists.
Here is my list for the week, a good start to breathing this space back to life.
1) Finish up the State Fair poem I am working on
2) Bake a loaf of bread
3) Finish painting dining room and clean up
4) Dry lay bathroom tile
5) Write an essay and send it out, for fun, see what happens
6) Take a picture of something beautiful
7) Read Elizabeth Bishop
8) Finish a novel that I love already.
That's it for my professional goals this week. Taking it easy, as you can see.