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31DBBB – Day 2: Write a list post

So today we have some questions to answer & I’m going to post them here as well as at BlogFrog.

Question 1: Have you considered list posts as a way to create meaningful content in the past?

I think it can be useful, but I’m beginning to wonder if it’s a bit overdone.

Question 2: What do you like about reading and writing list posts?

I probably like reading them more than writing them. But what I like is when it’s more than just 1,2,3, but an actual explanation of the points. Substance is more important than a long list.

I did write a list post, but it is for another blog and it won’t be published until next month. So I do them for my professional writing, but not so much on my personal blog. (I reserve the right to change that, of course. Ha!)

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31DBBB: Elevator pitch

I’m participating in the SITS community 31 Days to Build a Better Blog challenge. We’re working our way through Problogger Darren Rowse’s workbook of the same name.

Our first day’s challenge is to create an elevator pitch for our blog. I always stumble when someone asks me what my blog is about. Because, well, it’s about me. And my family. And whatever flights of fancy filter through my head.

How do you pitch that to readers? Or advertisers?

I’m a mom.

A writer.

A wife.

A woman.

As I try to balance all of those things, I’m still figuring out where the old me fits in with the new (mommy) me. So maybe that’s what this blog is about.

You see, I once thought I knew who I was, but that’s gotten lost in the diaper shuffle. Or maybe it got left under the dirty clothes. I might have left it under my desk since I work from home and don’t see a lot of adults at this point in time. Occasionally, but not that often. If it weren’t for Facebook and Twitter (and managing to get together in person with friends from there once in a while), I’m not sure if I’d have any adult interaction aside from hubby. And that’s a lot to ask of him. Can you imagine having to be someone’s all? Their everything? That’s quite a burden.

Maybe I should talk about that struggle a little more. Instead I keep it inside. I don’t know why. I’m sure so many moms can relate. For now, I think that’s going to be my elevator pitch. It may change later.

I’m a writer who’s trying to balance work and motherhood, while figuring out who I am beyond mommy.

What’s yours?