Hi sweets, glad to see you here again. I have got flowers for you today. White flowers on a white mantel. Must be a theme here at the nest, cause I love me some white.
Enjoy the flowers while I chat with you about something that has been on my mind…..
Lately I have been doing a lot of thinking about this little blog of mine. It has started to be noticed left and right and in my real life too. And people keep asking me what it is, this blog thing, and why I do it, and what is in it for me. All good questions and those are not too hard to answer. My blog is my decorating journal, a way to record the small things in life that make up the essence of living in my opinion. I love going back through my own archives and seeing a little corner in my house again all dressed up for Spring or sporting a nice Fall-ish outfit. Decorations that have been long gone but that are forever immortalized here on my little blog. I love that my blog motivates me to surround myself with beauty, even on a very ordinary day that is otherwise filled with work responsibilities and household duties.
But then people also ask me why you all would read me. What my ‘message’ to you is. Apparently as a blogger you are supposed to have a message, a brand. I am supposed to be able to give an elevator pitch. You know a short very to-the-point description of what I do and what I want people to take away from my blog. Short enough that I could tell it all in the short elevator ride between the parking lot and the entrance of let’s say Ikea.
I don’t have an elevator pitch. I don’t even think I have a message. And I am totally stumped when I have to think about my ‘brand’. I am not a brand. I am a very ordinary woman from the low lands who rides her bike to work while thinking about what color to paint her hutch. I am a blogger with paint stains on her fingers and a craft room in a perpetual state of disorganization. I am not a brand. Brands sounds scary and aloof and corporate and business like.
But I think I’d like to have a message. Or maybe at least be a blog that has a meaning. I hope that coming over here and visiting me somehow makes your day better. That you become inspired or maybe just feel that you have been over to see what a friend has been up to. I’d like that.
But I guess I shouldn’t be giving the answer, you should. So if you read this, would you be so kind to tell me what my blog means to you? What do you take away from visiting me? Why (if at all) do you return here?
And maybe you can see something I can’t, because it is all too close and personal for me. But do you think you could recognize a post from me from a distance? Is there anything that you think is typically Songbird? Do you think I have/ I am a brand?
Really I’d love to know, if only so that I can start answering all of those questions I keep getting with more than just a blank stare….
Leave me a comment or send me a message,
I am listening…….
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