I've been thinking about this for some time now. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do.
I was thinking of splitting this blog in two – one for JUST food-related content, and the other for JUST family/kids/my own silly thoughts.
It's not so easy to peel them apart.
My kids help with a lot of the cooking and baking (as you've no doubt noticed if you've been reading me for oh, more than a week)…my husband and I both love food, love cooking…it's hard for me to separate the two. Because then…if my kids are decorating cookies…is that a food post or a family post? If my husband and I go out to eat at a new restaurant and I want to talk about the food here…well, it was a "date night" so it's about family, but there was good food involved, so should that be on the food site?
I don't know what to do yet.
Why does it matter?
Oh, because I'm trying to fit into a few different niches. I'm going for targeted advertising and sometimes there are stipulations – like your blog needs to be a certain percentage of food-themed posts in order to be considered a food blog (in some places)…or a certain percentage of family/parenting posts…or whatever.
The problem is, food is a big part of my family. We grow it, we catch it, we cook it, we eat it. (I do most of the dishes, but that's a different issue.) The point is, we are not separate from the food. We are intertwined. Food and family. Family and food.
I'm still thinking about what I'm going to do.
If anyone wants to put in their two cents…feel free.
Right now I'm going to help my son create a book of sea creatures.
(See, now, you'd think that would be a family/parenting kind of a situation, however, the story of these sea creatures is that, in turn, each one gets eaten by another sea creature bigger than itself. So…does that make it a food post? And WE eat a lot of seafood, too. Again, food post.)
That's what I'm talkin' 'bout.