Blogging baby

by Ginger on October 13, 2009

in Becoming Myself, Oh Baby!

I’m in a blogging rut. Well, not so much a rut as an identity crisis…and I’m not sure there’s anything I can do about it for the time being.

Right now, the majority of my world is comprised of baby. Baby, baby, baby, baby. I mean, it makes sense–I’ve got a newborn, I’m staying home from work, I don’t have a lot of outside world interaction most days. Even when I talk to people in the “outside world” they want to hear about the baby, or how we’re doing with the baby, or how I feel about when I have to leave the baby. And even if they don’t, I don’t have a whole lot besides baby to add to the conversation (unless you want to talk about TV, that’s about my only adult contribution at the moment). I’m tired, a little cut off from the grown up world, removed from my job, and spend the majority of my day with a being who’s not the greatest conversationalist (yet). On top of that, most of my thoughts right now are about being a mom, about the kid, about how our lives have changed, yadda yadda yadda.

But it feels weird to me to blog only about the kid. I don’t FEEL like a mommy blogger, but that’s where my head is right now. I know a lot (maybe even most) of my readers don’t have kids, so I know there’s some relatability that’s being lost. But then, this blog is about my life, and the kid is my life right now, so there’s that.

Like I said, I think it’s an identity crisis, brought on by the circumstances of my life right now. I KNOW that there will come a time when I’m not so immersed in everything baby all the time (like when I go back to work most likely), but for now it feels weird to be in this place, and to have this blog be so…singleminded. I can’t really fight it, I’ve been trying and that just leads to little to no posting, so I’m just going to go with my identity crisis and see where it takes me.

Elizabeth October 16, 2009 at 1:29 pm

I for one love reading about babies! So write on! I am excited about seeing what pictures you create once you have the energy to snap away.

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