So yesterday I found out Spreading Jam put me in their hottest blogs to watch for 2012 list. Bloggers love lists especially if they are included so I am incredibly flattered and a perfect end to my first year of blogging. Also Zalando did a lovely little newsletter feature on me which is added to my press section if you want to check it out.
Anyway I didn’t start this post to brag, but it spurred a thought process in my brain (yes there is one in there somewhere) that has prolonged from yesterday afternoon until this moment right now. Spreading Jam placed me into the Mummy blogger category and Zalando labelled me as a style blogger.
Now I thought that to be a ‘Mummy Blogger’ you have to write about children’s things, not just be a mother that blogs about other things? I have posted a couple of kiddie type things to be fair, but in a ratio of about 2% off my content. So now I am a confusedblogger.com. I do mainly post about fashion and what I am wearing, sometimes about places I have been and press event type things, sometimes photography, sometimes beauty products, sporadically about hair and very rarely about my beautiful little Eva-Rae (I don’t want to expose her too much on the interweb).
I was speaking to someone recently about blogging and she suggested it must be a nice way to met other mums and I thought to myself ‘is this all I am to people now’. I don’t want to hunt out other mums, in fact when I take Eva soft play I hide in the corner and have my face stuck in my iPhone. The whole point of me writing this blog is that even though I am a mother, there is also other elements to my personality and being and I know it might be completely out of this world to think that mothers may want other things out of life.
Am I confusing people who read this blog? Do we really need to be categorised at all? Should I create a separate blog about my mother life as not to deter from my interest in fashion? Or maybe it is my niche?
I suppose there is a lot of ‘fashion’ bloggers out there and there is a lot of ‘Mummy’ bloggers. So why not be both?!?
I think the whole point of blogging has taking a whole new direction. I remember when I first started reading blogs it was basically an online diary of peoples lives. Now it is all about reviews and internet fame. I must admit I have also got wrapped up in this very quickly. I started the blog to keep myself busy while I was off work and since my main focus in life is ‘fashion and photography’ (obviously Eva is my main focus, but I mean hobby wise). I thought I would write my fashion diary hence the name Memoir Mode. Having a background profession in social media and marketing, I just couldn’t help but market myself and my blog and it turned into a little task, head stuck in stats analysing, arguing with Luke because he is not taking the photo’s right/not enough.
So this post is full of ramblings and contradictions, but I have had an amazing time in my first year of blogging and its so great start being recognised for it. 2012 is about pleasing myself and keeping myself interested in what I am posting, whatever category that may be. Keeping other people interested is a bonus and thanks to everyone who has visited, commented, facebook liked, tweeted and all that jazz, it really is so rewarding when someone finds something interesting or likes something you do.
edit 22/12/11: Incredibly on the same day that I posted this, the incredible and talented blogger that is the GSB gave me a versatile blogger award. I am happy with that 🙂