For about a month now I debated whether I should launch a new blog… under an alias, never revealing to anyone it was my own words and feelings. Then through my Facebook news feed came a post from Jessica at Found the Marbles, titled What it Means to be a Writer. Being intrigued by the title, and always wanting to improve my own writing, I decided to click the link and see what Jessica had to say. I won’t attempt to repeat her perfectly worded post, but invite you to check it out here.I will tell you, it was exactly what I needed to consider. There are times in life when it is difficult to have a positive attitude, so my struggle was whether or not I should write about those moments? Do I reveal those true to life moments in a blog that is associated with my brand?
My brand is one that promotes the greatness of the human spirit, but if we are honest with ourselves, our human spirit also involves struggle.
Of course my attempt at conveying these moments of struggle would never be to sound whiny or as though I set up my own pity-party. But a means of disclosing to my readers and followers of my brand alike, the reality of life and my attempt at working through its difficult moments.
Recently in our home, those moments have been referred to as being "beaten down by the Life-Stick." It is a phrase my husband coined one evening when everything seemed to be going wrong at once.
I think now is a good time to evaluate how my blog should move forward and I would like your opinion.
Do you think it is a wise choice to link this branded blog with posts that are real to life in this sense?
Do you have any other suggestions or comments on how I should proceed with future posts?