What do you read from the vastness that is cyberspace? I have been exploring the blog universe by reading hundreds of blogs each week. Until I started blogging, I had no idea how many kinds of blogs existed. I’ve read some blogs for years and recently discovered others. Name a topic or interest and you can probably find a blog niche with a colony of ardent fans attached.
If you have a lot of interests, it can get overwhelming pretty quickly. I’ve explored decorating blogs, cooking blogs, business blogs, product review blogs, photography blogs, craft blogs, news blogs, celebrity blogs, book blogs…you name it, I have probably read it. All this exploring of the blogosphere has led me to question what I am doing. Where is my place in space?
I love the photography blogs- short on narrative but full of gorgeous photos. I can barely use the camera on my I Phone. Likewise, I like the beautiful house blogs, but though I love to decorate, I could not pull off such stylish perfection. I do not want or need 300 cupcake recipes, so the cupcake blogs are charming but not very practical in my world. I read a few fashion blogs, and I am hoping to absorb a little of their style through blogmosis. That is like osmosis for blogs; I don’t think a word exists for that so I just made one up.
Though I explore a lot of blogs, I keep far fewer in my blog feed. In a very noisy world, I carefully choose what to hang onto. What it comes down to is pretty simple; I keep the blogs that help me make my life better.
And that brings me back to my place in space. My blog is called Life Redesign 101 because I am designing my life to be the best it can be. I envision my readers as fellow travelers on that path- people who do not just settle but reach for something more. It doesn’t mean we come from a place that is bad, it means that we are on a journey to find ways to live even better.
A school that I once worked in had this motto: ” We are not passengers… we are crew.”
We are driving our own ship. We get to create our own universe. We could just go along for the ride, but how much more fascinating to chart a course to the future we choose. I hope we can be guides and companions.
“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.”