I ended 2019 with a blogging identity crisis.
Originally, I started this blog as a way to get my writing out there. After years of writing in secret, I wanted a space that I could practice my craft, meet likeminded people and create opportunities for myself. I decided on the name ‘The Good In Every Day’ because I wanted to create a space that was positive when so much of the internet seemed like it was a little dark.
From day one, I have written about an array of topics, all of which interest me but admittedly not all of which were enjoyable to write about. At times, I have flitted between writing things that I think other people have might want to read, things that I don’t feel passionately about or things that are a bit generic. That’s not me criticising myself, more accepting that I have been experimenting with the content I create.
I started writing reviews, then realised I didn’t enjoy doing them and didn’t like writing negative reviews.
I wrote updates about our life in Sydney, then realised that the only people who wanted to know from the thread to the needle what we got up to each week were our parents.
I started writing about body image, then realised I don’t dislike myself enough to write about it every week and didn’t want to sound preachy by telling people how I got to a place where I liked myself more. Plus, I still have times where I feel insecure and I found that writing about body image meant that some people thought I was fully confident all the time which made it hard to have ‘down days’ or moments of self doubt.
So I found myself fresh into 2020 and at a bit of a crossroads.
I no longer felt that my blog name fits the content I create and I have tried to write in an array of genres that don’t feel quite ‘me’. I don’t want to be an influencer, I don’t possess the talent to be a beauty blogger and my income won’t allow me to travel to incredible places constantly.
All I want to do is write.
People always tell you to write about what you know and what makes you special. For me, I guess following my dreams makes me special. Starting over in a new place makes me special. Moulding my life around my writing makes me special.
I’m still figuring out what my blog is going to look like and how the content is going to reflect me and the person I am becoming. I expect I will continue to get it wrong a few more times before something finally clicks and I get it right, but that’s the fun of life, right? You try and you try until finally something clicks. Finally you’re happy. Finally you’re who you’re meant to be.
So, thanks to purchasing a domain name, I am having to keep my web address as thegoodineveryday.blog for now, but everywhere else I shall be known as ‘Jess Kitching Writes’. This is me, this is what I do, this is what I enjoy. Nice to meet you.
How did you decide what to write about on your blog?