What Am I?
I have recently been thinking about definitions.
What prompted this thought? Well the Wikio August lists.
Why was I thinking particularly about definitions when looking at them? Well, I’m not sure how to define either of my blogs.
I am used to seeing the Parent blog lists but over at Jax ‘Making It Up’ – I saw a list for ‘culture blogs’ Now that really took my interest (and gave me lots more interesting blogs to read!) Since starting ‘The Head’s Office’, I have found it difficult to find the niche or group that it fits. It is about education in the broadest sense and its readership is children, grown ups, parents, teachers and all sorts of others interested in learning.
On another thread, (I promise they are linked!) I have been thinking about setting up a Face Book page for ‘Julia’s Place’ and got stuck quite early on in the design process when asked to describe the blog. What is this blog about? I wrote about it HERE in the early days but it is still not clear.
The third occurrence that has prompted this post was an article by Amy over at ‘Blogging with Amy’ (fab places for help and ideas on blogging) who recommends that it should be clear to the reader as soon as they land on your blog what it is about.
So… you see my problem? ‘Julia’s Place’ is a ‘liquorice all-sorts’ type of blog that has a variety of topics, has lots of photographs and follows various memes. I know there is a bank of feeling against linkys and weekly challenges out there but for me they provide a regular topic and the discipline to write regularly. Do I therefore describe ‘Julia’s Place’ as a meme blog? Surely it is more than that?
‘The Head’s Office’ has become the centre for the 100 Word Challenges for children and grownups. There is a new series called ‘Parent Matters’ just starting as well as other posts of current interest.
As each blog ‘shares’ readers (parents) there is a clear link between them. However, I feel each needs to have it’s own identity. So Dear Reader – your help please. Pop over to ‘The Head’s Office’ and have a good look here at ‘Julia’s Place’ and tell me what you think.
What do they both say to you? How would you categorize them?What would you like to see on each? What is is that keeps you visiting?