Part I can be found here.
As my long-time, and most of my new readers know, this blog doesn’t really have a single focus.
Well, it does, and that focus is my life.
So, I guess you could say the focus of this blog is the life of a 20-something, cat-loving, runner and everything else in between. But that’s not a *real* topic, is it?
I recently started reading Penelope Trunk’s blog, I find it interesting, insightful and brutally honest. It’s controversial and I agree with some things she says and disagree with a lot of things she said.
Recently she wrote this post – Blogs without topics are a waste of time.
My first thought; ‘Ouch. Thats totally me.’
My second thought; this woman is a 40-something successful professional. I’m a 21-year-old who’s just starting out in the world. Sure, I have a lot of passions – running, healthy living, social media, writing and PR/marketing – just to name a few. Why should I focus in on a topic that in a few years I will want to abandon because maybe I won’t be as passionate about it anymore? Exactly. I plan on having this blog, or a version of it, for a long time. So I don’t see the point in spending a lot of time re-designing it and re-focussing it to be about a certain topic. Especially when I have a good-sized following of readers who clearly ARE interested in reading about my day-to-day life.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Some of my favourite blogs are healthy living and running blogs. It’s just not for me. For now, I’m happy blogging about what I know. And that’s me.
All that being said, in the next few weeks Girl with the Red Hair might be going in a slightly different direction.
So, tell me dear readers, do you agree with Penelope Trunk that any blog without a topic is a waste of time? And tell me again, what do YOU blog about?