I'm going to be brutally honest with you: I have little time for blogging. Or for doing all the extra promotional, statistical, communicative things that bloggers must do to stay on top of their 'game'. Here's the scary truth (please don't nod in agreement that you already knew it): Most of what I blog, I slap up on an instant whim. When I do have the weekend hours at my leisure (I laugh when saying that word because with a 1 year old, there is no such thing), I spend more time thinking about what I'm writing... but if you've been around much, you'll know that I am often just talking out of my head over here.
That's all I have time for. And even that, my kids will tell you, I'm pushing (beyond the limits of priority). Just now it's baby's naptime, but I can think of a hundred or so other things that really should get done first ... (and by the time this post will be done, it might be well after dinner... or maybe after everyone else is asleep).
However, I don't want you to think that just because I have been blogging since before God created dirt, that I might not think I can't improve. I'm the last ancient dinosaur blogger that hasn't moved to Word Press yet, so I hear. But that doesn't mean I can't learn a new trick or two. Heavens, I certainly could use the 40700 comments that Pioneer Woman gets on her red Kitchenaid Mixer giveaways over here. Just because I have two blog conferences under my belt doesn't make me an expert at anything but running up debt on my credit card, y'all. I'm no snob, so I decided to join in the 'fun'.
The assignments are daily. (AS IF I can do all this in 31 days!)...
But it must be brief. So here goes:
Day 1 Challenge: Write a tagline, a short elevator pitch and a long elevator pitch for your blog.
My blog's tagline is similar to the random nature here at Sprittibee. I've always been honest... time doesn't permit me to be anything but fickle. I blog about a wide variety of topics. My top 5 are probably: parenting, homeschooling, motherhood, photography, faith, and personal/life. Therefore, since I'm so scattered, I figured I'd use a tagline that matches more with the name of my blog rather than what I talk about.
"Honey Sweet - Bloggy Goodness"
And of course, you can throw in the bible verse I usually have on my blog header somewhere for good measure (because no matter what I talk about, I try and honor God in the post):
Psalm 119:103 - "How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!"
Of course, these have nothing to do with my words. I just thought, ya-know, bees... honey... sweet... words and blogging... uh...
Guess you had to be there.
Short Elevator Pitch:
Hmmm. Something short and sweet that explains the purpose of my blogging? Would "Oooo! Shiny!" cover it? I don't know. The keyword tags at the top of my blog that appear when you open my site (my wonderful blog designer's idea... something about Google spiders?) are:
homeschool, photography, parenting, mommy, christian
Maybe I should just stick to that and let it be? I think it covers most of my posts... except the strange ones about swapping snott, refrigerating chiggers and stealing fries at Chick-fil-A off of someone else's tray.
But I digress...
Long Elevator Pitch:
I'll be honest, I still don't know what an elevator pitch is. But out of context and from seeing a few other entries for the contest, I guess it's just a breif description of your blog's purpose.
So what is "Sprittibee" about? I'm just a Christian wife, a homeschool mom, a photo nut, a Native Texan, a blog enthusiast - sharing my 'buzz' with the rest of the world in hopes that I'll learn more about myself and encourage my readers to know they are not alone out there. Maybe I'll help that homeschool mom have the strength to go another day without giving up?
I can just hear it now: "Surely I can homeschool if this scatterbrained lady has been doing it for the past eight years!"
No, really - you can be honest. I know if you read here regularly, you probably have said that to yourself at one time or another. Go ahead and raise your hand. It's OK. I can take it.
So now you have my tagline, short elevator pitch, and long elevator pitch. And you know nothing more about my blog than you started out knowing. So I guess I'm not such a focused niche blogger after all?
That's it! I quit.