Whilst I have been away, I haven't blogged. Well I've one two little entries, and initially I thought I'd try and schedule posts and keep up with it, I decided that whilst I spent time with my parents and my little boy, Í'd give it a rest, only blogging if the mood really took me.
I've had a lot of fun on holiday, and a bit of time to reflect on what happens when we get home in just under 2 weeks time, both with the blog, and with life in general.
When I started this blog, it was just for me. It was cathartic to write things down. If I had got 20 followers I would have been extremely happy. But now, with Twitter and Facebook I am reaching a lot bigger audience than I ever expected. I am so thrilled and priveleged to have met so many wonderful people through the blog, and I am so happy that I have been able to share with, and to help other people.
What has suprised me is that it is the premature baby posts that get the most views, and other things that I thought people might be interested in, haven't really taken off the way I thought they might. So this blog has become a niche blog, in a sense.
I am attending Cybermummy this year, to learn more about blogging, and to explore where I can take this, and what I do with it. But I am becoming increasingly aware that I don't really "fit in" with other mummy bloggers, with product reviews and general chit chat. I think that says a lot about the way I write, I am better when I am exploring issues and emotions than sharing the general comings and goings of our lives.
I guess the reason for this post is to get some feedback. What do you, my reader and follower, want from Not Even A Bag of Sugar? What sort of things would you like me to cover? Would you like to see more personal things, and off topic posts, or should I just stick to the small stuff?
The other thing I would really like to do is introduce Twitter chats monthly. I have taken part in several March of Dimes #preemiechat sessions, and would love to see us English and European mums have our own chats too, as things are so different on the other side of that big pond!
The other thing that has been on my mind ever since Joseph's suprise arrival is writing a book. I know that there are many great books out there, but I haven't seen any English ones, and I think there is a need. Is there a need? Did you wish there was a "What to Expect" book about your premature babies first years? And how to take care of them at home? Something practical and encouraging?
Please take some time to think about these three things -
What do you want from Not Even a Bag of Sugar?
Would you appreciate and above all participate in a #notevena Twitter chat once a month?
Would you have bought or read a book on caring for your premature baby had one been available?