Guys. I've hit a block... maybe it's a fork. Since starting my blog happiness project, I've noticed that writing the happiness-related posts come so easily. They flow off the keyboard, I have so much to say! But then with the just-for-fun posts, the lighter posts, I've started to feel a little less pumped and a little more wah wahh. No, not the art crushes or the art dranks - I LOVE those. I mean the random silly posts... like the weekend roundups I used to do every Monday. They don't seem fun anymore because they don't really seem to serve a purpose.
I sat down this weekend to write about fall activities and after a few minutes of looking through Pinterest for awesome fall images (love this one btdubs), I suddenly thought ugh who really cares about this? Sure it's fun... but what is it really contributing? I know my blog can't be all serious all the time, but maybe it can be more seriously fun or funnily serious... or something. And if I'm following my Be Happy commandments 4: Keep it Real and 5: Live with Intention, Blog with Intention, then it might be time to reevaluate my content choices.
I'm starting to realize I want this blog to be helpful, inspiring even. Whoa that's a lot of pressure... I would like my readers to get something out of their visits to artsocial, not just pretty images and sassy observations - although those things will still be in there of course. Lately in my blog reading, I'm also drawn to posts where I really learn something. Like this one from Unicorns for Socialism, basically every post from Tiffany Moore, or this whole series from Designlovefest. I like the idea of blogging with a purpose. Oh sure, I do that a little by offering a craft idea here and there, a fall cocktail recipe that is really nom (check back tomorrow!), and introductions to rad artists... but I want to contribute more. How I just don't know... yet.
What are you guys drawn to more? The just-for-fun posts? Or the posts with more thought-provoking juiciness?
Images found here.