A confession of sorts

I’m indecisive. There, I said it. I hate making decisions. Especially big ones.

Lately I’ve been feeling like this blog has been going through a bit of an identity crisis, as well as some growing pains. I’ve wanted to take it to the next level and begin sharing it with the world of personal bloggers that I am slowly becoming a part of, but I was unsure about doing so because this blog is so, well personal. I wasn’t sure how I felt about putting it out there for just anyone to read. This blog has never been private, but until recently I had never published links on Facebook or Twitter, and I’m pretty sure that the only people who read it are family, close friends, or members of my multiples group. And I’m fine with that. But to put it out there where it could possibly be shared by others? I wasn’t sure I wanted that.

So I made the decision to start a completely new site, Genie in a Blog, where I could blog about whatever I wanted, and I would be comfortable giving the address to anyone and everyone. I came up with a name, got an awesomely cute design done by Michelle, and got started. My plan was to continue to use The Twin Spin for personal personal blogging and updates, and do my public blogging on the other site.

It soon became pretty clear that the other site, although I loved the design and platform, wasn’t going to work in the long run. Most bloggers use either Blogger (where we are now) or WordPress. After a girls’ night out with some other local bloggers, I realized that I needed to move Genie over to one of those two.

Then I found myself really in limbo. Had I been too hasty? Another bad habit of mine is making a decision, and then second guessing myself. Did I really need another site? Would it eventually cause me to abandon this one? The Twin Spin has been so close to my heart, has all of my past writing, and is where I began my blogging journey. Without it, I wouldn’t even be joining this world of bigger blogging and freelance writing. If it weren’t for all of my (few) readers, I wouldn’t have received the wonderful encouragement that has pushed me in the direction of calling myself a writer.

I wrote a post on my other site and tweeted it out to try and get some advice from the more seasoned bloggers. I took what they had to say and thought it over. And over. And over.

So I think my decision is to stick with The Twin Spin for now. It’s where our past and present are. I’ve done a little tweaking in the design, and there will hopefully be more to come. I’ve registered the domain genieinablog.com, and may rename this blog in the future. But my indecisiveness has taught me to take baby steps and slow…things…down…There’s no rush. I just want to keep writing about my life, my kids, and my spinning world. And I thank each and every one of you for reading.

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  1. It takes a while to kinda figure out what direction you want to go in. I totally understand the back and forth about it!

  2. I am the same. Decisions about my blog make me physically ill. They keep me from sleeping at night. They make me grouchy when I wake up still thinking about them. It is a bit ridiculous, to feel like throwing up over the possibility of choosing the wrong header, but there you have it. Man, I got stressed out just writing this because I starting thinking about those decisions again!

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