I started blogging four years ago. In fact, my first blog, Chantal's Blog, had its first post on March 15, 2008. I wasn't even married then, I complained about my mom, and I let my thoughts just spill out. Sort of how I do on this blog. B+C&Baby first began when Brandon deployed, and Day One was posted July 1, 2010. If you knew me back then, this blog was titled A Blog a Day While You're Away.
I've always called myself a military spouse blogger. It makes sense, I'm married to Brandon, who is in the Army, and sometimes my blog posts are military related. But in light of the MilSpouse nominations, I've started to evaluate where this blog really is. Can I even style myself as a milspouse blogger anymore? Or is there more to me?
I've noticed, as often happens, that since Penny came along, my blog has shifted into more of a mommy/baby blog. I write about what I know and about my life and right now my life is this little baby. Day in and day out I'm doing the mommy thing, while the milspouse portion of my life has taken a comfortable backseat. And there's nothing wrong with that.
I'm a little sad to see that my blog, in my eyes anyway, has drifted away from the Army part and more towards the Mommy part. I feel like I identified with the milspouse community and now I feel like I'm a bit of an outsider. I know what I could do to fix it, I could blog about Army stuff more, but I don't think I have much to add to the community that hasn't already been said. And anyway, I like blogging about our day to day lives here, even if it's all about the baby.
So hey, this little blog has changed a bit, but that's how things go. It went from no followers to over 200, from a blog complaining about my mom to offering helpful hints about cloth diapers. This blog has been through a wedding, college, moving Georgia-Hawaii-Alabama, and through a deployment and back. For the most part, I'm happy with the direction it has taken!
On that note, if you ever want to see some specific content, just leave me a blog post anywhere. I wrote those cloth diaper posts because of some interest. I'm always looking for new ideas!