Learning as I go along…

IMAG1247Blogging is a funny game. Some people seem to be naturals, they start off knowing exactly what they’re about and quickly join the happy melee of Blogland. Some dip their toes into the water of Blogland but soon decide it’s not for them.

And then there are others, the ones somehow hooked on the game, but not quite sure how they should play. I’m one of these.

So I’ve spent the last few months experimenting and trying to find out what works best for me.

When you try out new things, or new ways to look at things, you inevitably learn a lot, and not just about technical details, but also about yourself.

What I’ve discovered is, that I’ve changed quite a lot since I first stepped into Blogland.

The big interests in my life remain textile art, especially needlepoint, and history, particularly visiting historic places in the UK. But sometimes I want to talk about family life, sometimes about the spiritual journey, sometimes about art and often about the nature I encounter every day.

Finding a way to blog across these topics is what I’ve been learning about.

So today I’ve started to revamp Mostly Motley – please bear with me as I tweak it about a bit.

My aim is to use this as my blogging home, whilst keeping needlepoint and historic topics off in their own dedicated space. (If you do find either of these topics fascinating – I suppose there may be one or two of us?, the links are on the side-bar, or in the menu at the top of this site. I’d be delighted if you went to have a look around).

Here at Mostly Motley, I’m giving myself permission to write about the topics that have become closer to my heart over recent years.

I’ve been giving my creative streak an airing, so there might be some scratchy offerings to show you what I’ve been doing.

I’ve found myself in that mid-life stage where exploring spiritual matters starts to matter more, so I expect to witter about that from time to time.

And the last few months have proved to me just how important an appreciation of the natural world around us is to me. I increasingly find myself drawn to the beauty I see in nature around me, so I’d expect to have quite a lot of posts on that topic.

Finally, wherever I go on my creative travels or on my spiritual journey, I am always at heart a wife and mother, and I just wouldn’t be me if I didn’t talk about family life on the odd occasion.

So here is the latest incarnation of Mostly Motley. I hope you’ll come along for the ride.

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6 thoughts on “Learning as I go along…

  1. How lovely!! I have just started blogging and as a busy mother of three I don’t really get much time or access to our home computer!!! I have very similar interests to you, although they have to sit on the back-burner, behind mummy, cooking, caring and cleaning duties etc…. I don’t really know how to blog and it takes me ages just to log in . . . I have even accidentally ‘liked’ my own post!! Ha!! Ha!!

    1. Your blog looks lovely – I’m sure you’ll soon be whizzing around like a pro. My girls are just getting big enough now for me to resume some life of my own – it feels very good!

  2. I’m looking forward to your blog’s evolution; I’m sure your writing will resonate with a whole tribe of complex, creative and thoughtful people like yourself. (Oops, nearly said women there instead of people ..!) Enjoy the journey.

    1. Thank you – it’s meeting people I wouldn’t otherwise know that makes all the dithering and uncertainty worthwhile. I love the idea of being complex – so much better than flakey!

  3. I know just what you mean and how you feel. I keep wondering if I should change knitsofacto as I’d really rather not blog about knitting as much as I used to. Meanwhile I’m happy to follow you into whichever bloggy space you settle in 🙂

    1. Thank you – that means a lot to me. It’s a difficult one to call, I love your blog, but I completely appreciate your situation too. x

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