When I started At Home With Georyl last month, I envisioned a blog mainly with magazine-styled articles related to home, parenting and family – informative but less personal.
As my blogging progressed, I realized the mistake that I made. That style just defeated my purpose for blogging.
First, I consider blogging as a way of reaching out to everyone across the globe. Being a stay at home wife and mother in a foreign country with a language that I still have to learn (French and Arabic) would have taken its toll on me years ago had I not been keeping in touch with the world through blogging.
Second, blogging has been a means for me to share my thoughts, experiences and knowledge. The formal style of writing does not suit me because I’d like to interact with people in a more personal way. Just like talking to a friend, not a stranger who happen to drop by my site.
Third, I’ve met a lot of people and made friends with my fellow bloggers using the “personal style” of writing. I want people to know that there’s a real person behind this blog – a wife, a mother, a friend.
And so, I decided to make this blog more personal. It will be still related to family, homekeeping, family/personal finances and other concerns of a stay at home wife and mother but this time, the writing style will become less formal.
Hope you’ll keep on supporting me and my blog.