How do you categorize and label your blog?

Some of us blog to empty our heads into the keyboard, as Jonathan would say. Others focus on Perfect Moments (Anthony), or gratitude (TracyEllen). Many of us just type randomly about this or that and get on with our day. Others still have new themes each week, or intersperse their blogging by creating stories…still others have art or photography to share. It’s endless, really, what is possible with blogging.

It’s all good. We are the owners, bosses, big Kahunas of our little domain on the internet and we can do what we want.

But I often wonder what people think of my blog. How they would categorize it, what they might label it, or what genre they would think it belongs to.

One of my readers and commenters, Michael, calls my blog something that had me on the floor laughing:

DOMESTIC NUTTINESS

I think he nailed it. Also gave me pause to think for a moment.

Do I have a theme? Or am I redundant when I get into my woe is me phase? ๐Ÿ™„

I guess ultimately, my blog is my space to empty my head by writing exactly what is in my head, which often is exactly that – domestic nuttiness. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So now I’m going to ask you two questions. Feel free to ignore them. But if you want to respond, I’m all ears.

1. What would you call my blog if you had to categorize, or label it somehow?

2. What label/category would you give your own blog?

I’ll compile the answers into another post and link back to you, just to deviate a little from my domestic nuttiness. ๐Ÿ˜œ

41 thoughts on “How do you categorize and label your blog?

  1. Here’s the thing – the marketers took over the asylum – so everybody now thinks they need to categorise themselves. Nope. Not going to happen. At least I’m not going to do it. I’ll just post whatever is on my mind.

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  2. 1. What would you call my blog if you had to categorize, or label it somehow?

    Since we are at similar stages in life, face some of the same struggles (although you obviously come at yours from a feminine perspective,) and our children have similar interests I suspect I’d categorize it something along the lines of: Insight into the plight of a good woman.

    2. What label/category would you give your own blog?

    As for mine…hmmm. As much as I want to create some poignant and literary genius into how how I would label my blog, I think the reality for me is that my blog space is really just an exposure of vulnerabilities and thoughts that I’d never share with people who knew me other than virtually.

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    1. I totally get the vulnerability part. I think many of us are like this. The online community through the blogs are different than just the random twitter feeds or other social media clutter. Because we talk, share, commiserate, support each other through the comment section. The community here feels intimate with the people who take the time to visit us. And it helps us to be vulnerable.

      That’s a great way of looking at it. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you for stopping by. I do have a question: what country are you in? If you don’t want to answer, it’s ok. I’m just curious. You probably know I’m in Canada from the blog.

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  3. Claudette your amusing turn of phrase make’s me laugh, and your blog is definitely chaotic life of a mommy blog, as for myself? I’m a mish mash jumble of themes photos and whatever takes my fancy…โ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆ I guess one day ๐Ÿ˜‰ you’ll return to writing erotic naughty stories? (LA is right, half the fun is reading others blogs)

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  4. Domestic Nuttiness does sum up your blog very well.

    My thoughts on my own blog are summed up in the tagline: Random geekery from the Low Countries. Essentially it’s a place where I can chunter on about whatever happens to catch my interest, which is usually the sort of geeky topics that leaves everyone around me rolling their eyes.

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  5. I’m not huge on labels that create boundaries around what I do, that I struggle to fit such a huge whole into something so small as a label. That said, yours falls into a personal/parenting/writing type blog, but even those don’t fully touch on what you write about. The best I can come up with for mine is a creative dumping ground, but, again, there is a whole lot more to it than just that, so… pretty sure I’m of no help.

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    1. Creative dumping ground is pretty much how I see mine too. As many of us who navigate family dynamics and try to emerge from that role of parent/partner we seek a space to delve into the creativity that belongs just to us. Like with writing fiction, or in recent cases, many of us have done some cooking or baking which we share. That’s all part of it.

      I kind of like the boundary-less aspect of personal blogs for that reason.

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  6. Hmmm, I like Michael’s idea not to categorize, as I don’t usually go in for labels anyway. If you make me choose then you fall into the Real Life Mom category with a touch of Wannabe Writer.

    Mine is Random all the way mostly because I have no theme and really do just write when the mood strikes me about whatever. I used to have a blog called the Perpetual Student when I was finishing my degree. It was very centered on academics and I loved it, so I guess that means in some ways I do buy into the whole label idea ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. I needed to come back and scratch that word “wannabe” because it sounds not serious and trite. How about “aspiring writer” because I really do think you have a voice with potential, given some of what you’ve shared with us here.

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      1. You know Deb I write other stuff too, under a pseudonym, that doesn’t belong on this family-oriented blog, so what you say is actually quite true. I do aspire as a writer but am still quite shy about actually promoting it out into the word. But I have started…and when things come to fruition (notice I said when, not if) then I may very well share. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    2. Yes, and the writer-thing, wannabe or aspiring, is also accurate. If I go back to my first blog when the kids were young I cringe at how I used to write. There is something about practice helping us to get not just better, but also fine-tune our voices

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  7. 1. What would you call my blog if you had to categorize, or label it somehow?

    I like โ€œDomestic Nuttinessโ€ … but your blog is so much more. I believe it also defies a conventional label and wouldnโ€™t pigeon hole it somewhere only to be falsely categorized. Weโ€™re all iconic … in that our voice is found and shared through this medium. As protagonist and narrator of your family dynamic, you illustrate the strength and resolve required to get the Quartet through the daily grind. Served with wit and some heat when required. So, itโ€™s pretty cool. Keep it All Claudette.

    2. What label/category would you give your own blog?

    I choose to play on my surname because I was tired of looking for something original. โ€œKuchedโ€ is really โ€œGet Kuchedโ€. Urban dictionary explains it well enough. Anything I feel like – am – or feign, is found there. Again, couldnโ€™t possibly categorize it though my therapist might have a few good suggestions.

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    1. Well this blogging thing is kind of like therapy. I have never been in therapy myself but I have family members who are therapists and they often suggest to their patients to write a journal. Blogging is like catharsis for some of us.

      “Get the Quartet through the daily grind”….brilliant. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. There are a lot of blogs who have a specific focus, like yours. Sometimes I think to myself I should just pick a topic, or a theme, and stick with it. But then I don’t. It works for some, and it provides a reliability for those who read, because you know exactly what you’re going to find when you visit that blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. There is a lot that I could say about middle age that I haven’t. Partly it’s because female middle age is messy (just like all the rest of the ages in females) ๐Ÿ˜› but then I think, well, what about my poor male readers? How much do they really need to know about all the messy details? lol

      But yes. Definitely. It touches on all of that. And your blog does that too plus invites engagement to share perspectives, opinions and introspection which often leads as a jumping-off point for others to start their own topics in their blogs.

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      1. Thatโ€™s the best part of blogging though…reading others, and then expounding. In its best sense itโ€™s all about mind expansion. Weโ€™re both pretty honest also…we donโ€™t sugarcoat our feelings and that makes others feel less alone

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