Lack of blogging variety?

Is there some sort of… I don’t know… repetitiveness going on in the blogging world, or at least food bloggers.  For the last month everyone has been making cookies with other cookies baked in.  Everyone and their mother.  And probably their brothers, too.

Now today, I kid you not, no fewer than five s’mores inspired recipes popped up in my RSS feed.  Don’t get me wrong, I love me a chocolate/graham/marshmallow combination as much as the next glutton, and a good number of those recipes looked delicious and are saved in my cache, but did I miss the memo here?

I may not be a FoodBlogger™ (I don’t actually know if this is real), or a Blogher (I do know this is real), or sponsored by WalMart (thank god), so maybe I’m not up on what the hip bloggers know.  But is there some sort of agreed upon topic that everyone needs to cover at once, or is it just some sort of strange summer-induced coincidence?  Have I somehow missed, in all my StumbleUpon usage, the website that everyone goes to in order to get their assignments for the week?

I realize that I’m not the most exciting of bloggers.  I don’t have awesome pictures taken with my DSLR (probably because I don’t have one, despite living with a man that works for a camera store).  I work full time away (far away) from the home, I costume part time for gits and shiggles, and I like watching Netflix a lot because it gets me my fix of British dramas.  I don’t have time to come up with awesome recipes to share, but when I do, I try my best to give them to you in a fun and informative way.

Once upon a time I wanted to be a big bad ass blogger.  I would love to have hundreds of followers and have people pay me and give me stuff just to put my words and pictures onto the interwebs.  But it’s hard.  And I have a great deal of respect for the people that do it.  But if it also means cooking what everyone else is cooking, and demoing/giving away the product that everyone else is giving away, I’m not so sure I want to be in that boat.  I guess I’d rather be unpopular than a copy cat.

Empty promises are better than an empty cookie jar…

I know I said I would update this with pictures of everything I’ve been working on.  I haven’t.  I haven’t even taken pictures of what I’ve been working on.  I mean to, really I do.  And I know it would take but a second.  But I just keep letting it slip away.  Seriously.  You will be let in on the great secrets of what I’ve been creating.  Someday.

Until then, look at this pretty depiction of the words I use on this blog!  (care of Wordle and Christine)

Apparently I’ve used the word soap a lot.  That reminds me… I need to buy some more soap.

Help me make this blog better

I would like to institute Blog Posts of the Day, so to speak.  I need some ideas for daily themes, here’s what I have come up with:

  • Monday: Treasury Pick of the week
  • Tuesday: New Shop Item of the week
  • Wednesday: Etsy Seller Review
  • Thursday:?
  • Sunday: ?

The odds are pretty good that I will have to take Friday and Saturday off from blogging, and perhaps Sunday as well, but I welcome any extra suggestions so that I have something to blog in case I do find the time on those days.