So it turns out my whole plan to keep Wednesdays as a writing day, just hasn’t happened. Not from lack of trying. Just life I guess.
Anyway, I have a new plan.
I have hired a manager to keep me on track, hold me accountable, and help me get where I want to go.
He also occasionally does the dishes, looks after the kids and bestows me with lavish gifts.
My manager is Boatman.
He is perfectly suited to the role, and I’ve always wondered how we would work together, and now I get to find out!
The first thing we did, as part of our new relationship, is to write down an action plan. I even had to take notes and everything!
Anyway, together we worked out the things I wanted to achieve, and set timelines and goals to do them. It’s all on a document on the MacBook, but also in my Inner-B diary so I have no excuses.
One of the topics of discussion that came up, was what is it that I offer on my blog, and in my writing, that is different from everyone else. What is going to make someone want to come here, as opposed to one of the other thousand or so mummy blogs out there?
Whilst Boatman meant this a very useful and purposeful question, the more I think about it, the harder it is to not become despondent. I mean seriously, what do I write about here that no one else does?
The wallowing walrus in me was tempted to write a ‘woe is me, I have nothing to offer,’ type post, but no one likes reading those. Instead, I tried to think of an out of the box way to look at what is unique about me, and try and see the positive.
The Actual Many Styles of Jess.
Now in the past, I have dressed up, or done my hair in ways that I could be. Today is a bit different.
You see, most of us can’t be categorised; we are multifaceted. And it’s good to embrace that randomness, and not worry that we don’t fit in the box.
So here is a whole bunch of pics of me; the real Jess.
So you see my dilemma. There are so many different parts of me, how can I possibly narrow this blog down to one? What niche could possibly hold all the styles of Jess?
My only thoughts, is that I am my own niche. Or rather my niche is me.
And, as crazy and as arrogant as it seems to even think it, I guess that the thing that keeps people coming back, is me.
It is literally, the many styles of Jess.
So be honest: Am I arrogant to think this?
Why do you come here?
What do you think I have to offer?