|Rome, Summer 2015|
Lately I felt like I was stuck in a rut with this blog. I once set it up as a place where I can be a little more creative than on my Dutch blog. I posted different articles over here than over there.
I wanted this blog to express a lot of different things; my love for books, arts, museums, period-drama and good films and especially I wanted to reflect my huge love for Italy. When I finally got that direction, I felt really happy and excited to continue.
But somehow over the past months I lost my focus. Nowadays this blog is nothing but a pale copy of my Dutch blog and that is not what I wanted or want. And Italy is completely lost on this blog. I post photos of Rome or Florence, but that is it. The last real article about something Italian was in October last year, when I wrote about two Roman museums.
Of course I went to Paris a couple of times in the last year and I read a lot of French literature at the moment, but I also still read a lot of books by Italian authors (even though a lot of those are not translated into English) and in my mind Italy is as important as ever.
These past weeks I felt this blog was getting a burden, a chore rather than something fun to do. I even thought about quitting, but I was not quite prepared to be that radical.
So it is time to think again. How can I get my creativity back on this blog and how can I get my focus (on Italy) back?
|Rome, Summer 2015|
I have decided to delete a couple of planned posts and make sure I do not have the same posting schedule over here as on my Dutch blog. There will be some overlap sometimes in articles, for example a book or an exhibition I want to tell you about on both blogs.
But I will make it a priority to write different articles here as well. Or, when I do post an article on both blogs, I will try to find a different angle. How I will do this I am not quite sure and I also do not know yet how this will work out, but we will see.
The photographs I post each week will also be the same one, just for my own sanity, I do not think I could keep up with posting different photographs: I think I would end up posting double etc.
I also thought perhaps that I would write one spontaneous article per week, next to the scheduled one. This would make sure I am creative and original when I post here. I do not know yet, this is just one idea that is flowing in my mind.
In the next weeks I will probably try out different things, seeing what will work and what won’t. I cannot tell you anymore and I am also not sure what my blogging schedule will be.
I hope you are willing to be patient with me and understand where I come from and especially: where I want to go. I hope to get a better blog and even more important: a blog I am proud of and that gives me a huge amount of fun!