Dear Amazingly Fantastic Eating Bender Readers,
I need your advice.
Over the past few months, I’ve felt a little lost with my blog. Don’t get me wrong, I still love every post I write and enjoy the fact that I am not tied to any one topic on any given day. But there is a part of me — a big, Type A, structure-craving part of me — that wishes there was a little more organization going on.
Or at least some guaranteed posting days. I owe you (and myself) that much, don’t I?
Additionally, there is also a huge part of me that struggles with being limited to discussing food. I love the name “Eating Bender” and everything that I have created since I began this blog more than three years ago, but I’ve changed a lot since then. My interests have grown to include not just food and exercise, but writing. Writing, writing and writing.
Also, business. But I’ve found ways around that through the blog I co-write with my business partner, Pursuing Our Passion. It’s a great outlet for me in terms of business or entrepreneurial content.
But back to writing. Writing is a much more personal journey, one that, from my perspective, makes much more sense to share with all of you, since you already know more about me
than you ever wanted than I ever dreamed. 😉
The first time I mentioned my desire to write professionally was way back in April 2009. I touched on it again this year when I wrote about my journey with The Next Big Author contest. Since then, I have been reading books about writing nonstop. I know that sounds counterintuitive, but I love them. I also began subscribing to Writer’s Digest. If you have any interest in the subject of writing, I highly recommend you check it out! Last but certainly not least, I have been attempting my first-ever first draft of a novel.
It’s been keeping me busy, to say the least!
Here’s where I need your advice. I would love to be able to share this journey with you, but I worry that because this blog (and its name) denotes food, that it won’t be interesting to my audience. I’ve thought about ways around that — buying a new domain, combining everything into a new blog that is more about random musings — but at the end of the day, I know I am not ready to say goodbye to this blog, and I’m definitely not ready to say goodbye to all of you.
I need your honest feedback. Would discussing topics like writing, business or any other random musing besides food be a huge turnoff for all of you? Please do not be afraid to let me know how you really feel. I will take everything into consideration and let you know what I ultimately decide.
If you have any other suggestions for content, let me know as well. I’m always looking for new ideas!
Once I give this a few more days of mulling over, I’m going to put together a post detailing how things are going to change around here, as well as what is going to stay the same.
Thanks in advance for your support, and for continuing to read. I appreciate each and every one of you!