My writing and editing background is diverse, shall we say: Christian book publishers, independent book co-publishers, automotive magazines, how-to e-content. Now, I seem to have added mommy blogging to the list, rather unintentionally.
I love cloth diapering my baby girl, and am always looking for ways to save even more money on the super-cute modern kind of cloth diapers. I happened to comment on a cloth diaper blog post about how I’d love to see a post on the subject of saving money, because so many cloth diapering moms spend loads of money on their fluff habits.
They asked me to write it! I did write it… they didn’t want the post after all because it promoted so many sites other than theirs (they are associated with a cloth diaper shop). So, I gave it to another cloth diaper blog not associated with a shop, and she happily posted the info so it wouldn’t go to waste.
Anyway, the question is this: am I nuts? Not about diapers; that’s rather obvious, but about further diversifying the already wide range of subjects I work with? Sure, I enjoy writing practically anything, but is this spreading myself too thin? Failing to brand my skills properly? Or, is this the kind of ability (do anything! do it yesterday!) that is necessary in this economy? It’s bugging me, even though I’m super-excited to see more of my stuff in print. (My latest article in Automobile Quarterly is coming out next issue, too, lol. Car collections and diapers… like I said, kind of weird, but I love it all!) What do you think?