Confession; lately I’ve been struggling with Bright Side’s emerging personality. On the one hand, its always been a personal development blog but…I as writer garner the greatest pleasure from splaying out my heart on the page for you. And I think this type of raw writing is juicier to read too. At least, that’s what my readership stats report:-)
Instead of having to zip up who I am for a dry and voiceless personal development blog, I want to see about merging both my love of PD and in-the-trenches-of-daily-living-kind-of- writing, which bounces around the walls of my life. Opening up the light and shade of my world can translate into far more of a profound takeaway for you, my lovely reader, anyhow. Plus, no one likes being preached at:-) The blogs I adore to read are personal; magnifying aspects of another woman’s life. I feel privileged to be a virtual fly in her living room, embraced into her family dynamics.
That’s where I plan on moving Bright Side. I want this blog to be unfettered by cold ‘shoulds’ and bullet point takeaways and luring headlines. I want it to be real, and raw and humorous, yet always with that trademark bright side, punctuated with personal photos, amateurish as they be. Rather than hiding some of me, I want to glory in it all- the highs, the lows- because surely this is personal development at its core.
This has sat in my thoughts for a while. Yet there was an incident this week that did it: Granny died on Sunday afternoon. Every physical and physiological part of me wanted to write about it. But I couldn’t see how I could turn my family’s loss into a bow-tied presented life lesson. So I grazed through other potential article ideas I’ve accumulated over the months. Nothing there could entice me to leave my warm, snuggly bed at 6am to write about it.
So Bright Side is expanding in heart and personality to accommodate its unfolding wanting to speak from a deeper, less formal place. Even thinking about this shift has opened the floodgates of my mind. I hope Me on a Page helps You in your Life. This will always be my sincerest desire.
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Namaste. Exciting, revelatory times ahead:-)