When I created the Twitter account for the Cafe, my husband eagerly took over from this poor overwhelmed lady. He found a lifestyle blogger with a ton of followers and started talking about how he wanted to make my blog that big.
Most of the, okay every one I can think of, lifestyle blogs have something to do with fashion, fitness, and beauty. I wear clothes that I’ve had since high school. Working out involves running after the kids and keeping them alive. I wash my hair and brush it once a day. And I brush my teeth! Does that count for beauty?
So I started reading. I’m a writer, so I get curious. Can you blame me? Turns out I was wrong on what a lifestyle blog is. It’s just all about how one person lives their life.
Okay. I got this.
The Lily Cafe is basically on the road to this. I read, write, mom, bake, and ramble. That’s how I live my life. And…that’s what I write about. So…score? I don’t know; I’m bad at sports!
So if by lifestyle you mean how you live, this blog is practically there already. But if you’re looking for something with some kind of life theme like minimalism or living a life of excess or frequent wanderer or foodie, well, this isn’t it. If you mean just living a life, then I’m golden.
My life is messy. It’s chaotic. I have a toddler and toddler-in-training. They don’t know what clean up and put dishes in the sink mean yet. They know how to dump things out of boxes. I’m not going to have beautiful pictures. Partly because I’m not a great photographer. Partly because…that’s just not my life and I’m not going to stress and waste time on trying to get the perfect picture. Hear the floor lamp crashing? Yeah, give my daughter a second and she’ll pull the poor thing down.
What does this mean for the blog? Well, not too much, actually. The two things that absolutely are not changing are my Wednesday writing posts and The Husband’s Saturday posts. Otherwise, it just means I have more flexibility in what I post and when. See, we have a brand new area: The Crafting Table, where I can write about all the bad crafting with kids ideas and attempts. Okay, they’re not all terrible, but 2 small children definitely make it…interesting.
So welcome to the revamped Cafe! You’re always welcome to pull up a chair and enjoy tea, cookies, and a story or two while I try to keep us all alive.
Yay, we’re a lifestyle blog now…whatever that means…
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