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I know I have said this several times before in the past couple of years, but I still want to move the blog. I am well aware that I probably won’t because I wouldn’t even know how to get started with something like that, but it has recently become even more apparent that I need to find a solution. From your end, it may appear that my blog is just fine. From my end, it is a mess.

When I was blogging for The Daily Tic I had a very good experience with their WordPress site. Blogger was great when I was new to blogging and needed a very user friendly set-up. Not that I have learned too much since, but I think I need something that I can customize a bit more. While Blogger is easy to use, it doesn’t give you very many options.

Also, what I am referring to here isn’t so much the actual look of the blog, which I love, but rather the organization of it.

I have well over a thousand posts that are all heaped onto one another. Trying to find anything is impossible and entails endless scrolling. I realize that part of the problem is the way I title things, which is ambiguous at best. At the time I write a post the title totally makes sense, but when trying to find things from almost a year ago, it can at times be difficult. Thankfully I am pretty good about labeling my posts with keywords.

What I want is a page that has more than one page… you know, little tabs where I can put things. Aside from not really knowing how to do these things, my hesitancy also stems from not actually knowing how these things would be organized. Little tabs at the top of the page sound like blogging heaven, but what would I put there? A few titles are obvious – Picture Posts, How-To Posts (I had many of these from my earlier blogging days), Parenting Posts. After this it becomes a little more questionable. There are my strictly academic posts, and there are some that are borderline academic, but not quite. There are my weird-I-don’t-know-what-this-is posts, and my ranty posts. These might seem like classifications, but I can’t very well have a tab that reads “middle-of-the-night-rants.” Also, if you have been reading my blog for a while, you will notice there isn’t always a clear distinction.

So yes, I want tabs, but I don’t know which ones, or what to do with them.

I Will Not Be Writing About This

I just had an amazing idea for a blog post after reading an online article. Then as I started writing it, I realized that my sarcasm is often times hit or miss. Sometimes its funny (depends who you ask), other times odd (same thing), and this time I think it will be a total miss and I will just end up unintentionally offending a lot of people.

And considering how many people were upset yesterday after I posted that my children don’t have a Christmas tree (seriously calm yourselves!), I am not sure I want to take that chance.

Also, I do have to mention that it is pretty hilarious that that is what everyone got upset about. Of all the crazy things I blog about, and silly Twitter and Facebook posts I make each day, you all angrily message and email about a tree? Really? Well, whatever. I personally will not be investigating other people’s homes to see if they have all their proper paraphernalia displayed for the holidays.

Anyway, back to the post that I won’t be writing. Here is the link to the article that inspired the post. If anyone finds it terribly offensive… well, I didn’t write it. Enjoy!

P.S. My post had nothing to do with poor people. It was an inspiration in style, not content.

Renaming, Maybe?

I started this blog years ago and called it Confessions from the Crib because that is how my ideas came. I had just given birth to Ally, and as I was putting her to bed at night I would curl up in the crib with her until she fell asleep. It was too early for me to sleep, so I would lay there, wide awake, thinking.

I was new to the whole mother business, so I was constantly thinking of ways of being better at it. The blog at the time was dedicated to parenting, advice as it came, new ways of doing things, trials and tribulations of parenthood, and well, you get the gist.

It remained that way for several years. A year and a half later, after my son was born, I did the same thing. And as I lay in the crib with him I once again used it as my thinking place, quickly transcribing my ideas into the blog before going to bed. Having two children gave impetus to more advice, discovering ways of handling both of them, and getting better at it each day.

But then the blog became about more than just parenting, especially in the last year. In fact, I can’t remember the last real parenting advice post. I guess I don’t have any more advice to give. I go from day to day, see what works, implement it, and before I perfect anything things change.

Somewhere along the way I realized I am more than just a mother, and I started exploring other interests and facets of my life. I began blogging about the things I read, and everyday experiences that often include my kids, but aren’t anywhere in the realm of advice, or cute “how-to” posts.

I have been playing around with the idea of changing the blog’s name for several months. But I am not sure what to call it. There isn’t one subject I blog about. There is no overarching theme. In fact, for the past year the majority of my blogs have been everyday occurrences and I am using the platform as more of a personal diary than anything else. Except, it is not very personal, but rather quite public.

I have come up with several titles. I am still deliberating. Here are some of my favorites:

The Butterfly Loft (Because I will always be The Butterfly, even though people stopped calling me that years ago, and there is a salon in Encino with this name that sounds very nice).

A Blog With A View (inspired by Tina Dico’s Room With A View).

The Butterfly Diaries (quite self explanatory I think – and even though an online journal is already named this, they focus on subjects I only rarely touch, and never in much depth).

Slightly Strange (I saw a pin on Pinterest “awkward is my specialty”… no one does awkward like me).

Breathing Butterfly (I like breathing).

I am not terribly fond of the other names I concocted, so for the time being I will simply ruminate on these.