Blog Extreme Makeover 2: What I don’t want this blog to be about

what I dont want this blog to be about

Last week I wrote Extreme Makeover: Blog Edition, as I was looking to the 28 days of NaBloPoMo ahead of me. I gotta say, it was a bit overwhelming given the fact that I had only written 30 posts in all 2 and a half years of this blog!

Talk about poor blogging!

Seriously! Do I need to emphasize on the size of the challenge this is for me? It’s like I subscribed for a marathon without previous training. Oh well, it’s day 8 and I’m surviving so far. But as I will be writing considerably more from now on, I need to rethink of what this blog is all about. During this first week of NaBloPoMo I have read a fair amount of new blogs and started following others.There is some pretty cool stuff out there! This has also helped me consider what others are doing good, what this blogging community is about, and some things I am not a fan of. Although I haven’t defined my goals yet, I think it’s equally important to know where I don’t want to end up. So I came up with these three main issues…

What I don’t want my blog to be about:

Me, me, me, me:

Even though this blog will only contain posts written by me, thought out by me and published by me (with seldom reblogs), I don’t want to be the center of attention, because the world does not revolve around me (shocker!). As a christian blogger, even my life is not just about me, it’s about my Savior, my God, my Comforter. I want to be bold about the Truth that changed my life. (more on this later) Another reason for this is… because I’m not witty enough to keep you hooked on me-stuff haha!

I know this will be a struggle, but a worthy goal to strive for nevertheless. You can keep me accountable with this. 🙂

Facebook status on steroids

Social Media is a hype these days, #Instagram, #Facebook, #Twitter, #Pinterest, #Tumblr, #Flickr, the list goes on and on. It’s like this generation is interested on promoting oneself. Have we fallen into a self-marketing culture? Have we become our own advertising agents? -Ok, maybe I got a little side tracked, this may be another post for another day.

Although I do want to be read, -that’s why I have joined the community, right?- what I don’t want is to be hunting for likes and follows. I’m more interested on the community, discussion etc. Long story short, this is not just about how the roller coaster I just rode got my hair undone or how I just sneezed 7 times in a row the expanded edition, not even about collecting ‘trophies’ although I think it’s kinda cute that WordPress has that! haha

This blog is not my imaginary friend:

Posting about every single thing that happens to me, or everything I think about, can come across as a little obnoxious. At least to me it would.  I have seen some blogs that are in the line of falling into this, and that’s ok because we all choose what we want to write about, and I can see it can be tempting. Specially when looking for things to write about every single day for a whole month. We I can fall into superficial posting pretty easily, instead, I want to be writing on relevant topics, but then again, even this can be very subjective. That’s why I still need to redefine the goals for this blog, but I’ll just say this, you can rest assured you won’t be getting updates as if this blog was my bff! Friends are friends and blog-friends are…blog-friends (Whoa!) We might visit each other’s blogs and may even post a comment, but life shared, true accountability, true love, raw forgiveness, intimacy can only be shared outside of a monitor, in face-to-face interactions.

Still, I want to be real, vulnerable and honest in here. We’ll see how that goes!

I guess you can say these three topics can be inclusive, even colliding at certain points, but to summarize it: I don’t want to write about me, myself and I, be self-promoting, or make this into my public-diary. All in all, I’m excited to see where God will lead this little blog. 🙂

What helped you define your blogging goals? And have you considered where you don’t want to end up with your blog, do you think it’s important to think of this, or just go with the flow and let your own writing carry you away?




Thankful Thursday

It’s the very first Thankful Thursday this November!

Here are 6 things to be grateful for this month:

Thankful THursday

1. Adoption Month video @  Joni and Friends

Did you know November is Adoption Awareness month? Well, neither did I. Adoption makes my heart melt, so I’m thankful for the families that bless the fatherless.

2. 30 Days, 30 Posts: NaBloPoMo is here!

Thankful for the blogging community and the challenges of NaBloPoMo!

3. No-Shave November

Do I need to say more? haha

Ryan and beards

bearded preachers

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5. Pan de muertos

I don’t celebrate El Dia de Muertos at all. But around November 1st and 2nd in México you can find in any “panadería” (bread shop) ‘Pan de Muertos’ which has the shape of bones at the top. It’s very sweet and with a funny shape, but I love it!

6. Thanksgiving

I think it’s self explanatory 🙂

Do you have any other thankful triggers this November? What are you thankful for this month?


Extreme Makeover: Blog edition

to Him Who is able

So, starting this #NaBloPoMo got me thinking about what it is that I wanted to get out of it.

Did I join to build community, to build an audience, to get more hits, just for fun, to win the mini-ipad or just to be able to go through with it because it seemed like something bloggers should do? Well, I can’t win the mini-ipad because I’m not a US citizen, so we can cross that off and it’s definitely not just for fun, it’s only the second day and I’m struggling to find time to sit down and write. For now I will just say I joined to commit to share more and be constant about it. Like for example, when it gets really hard to go out and run everyday, I sign up for a race to push myself and do it. My goal is not to win, or to improve my PR but simply to do it.

Yesterday and today I have been reviewing my first posts, my ‘about page’, everything…oh my! this is still a baby blog! I think I need some major makeover here, to really shape it. I realized I’ve been all over the place, writing about anything, disappearing for a while…

Somehow entering this challenge introduced me into this huge and active community blogging really is. So I want to take it for what it is. Up until this point my blog had been a one way street, but now I want to open up the conversation, open up dialogue, discussion and interaction.

I still don’t have a definite goal for this challenge, I don’t know if every blogger that joined this month does. But I cannot wait to see where this will lead. I don’t know what God has in store for this little blog, but I’m confident to see it through. (Be expectant of some major changes around here!!)

Hopefully by tomorrow I will write about something more relevant, or I will set up my goals for this monthly project. 🙂

See you tomorrow!

Have you joined #NaBloPoMo yet?

What are some of your motives or goals?