Britmums have started giving out weekly prompts for blog posts, of which the first is 'If I could start my blog over, I would…', with invitation to talk about what we regret not coming up with in terms of names, headers, designs, whatever. This provides me with the perfect opportunity to vent one of life's minor annoyances: the fact that the perfect title for a mummy blog occurred to me only several months after I had committed myself to this particular name/URL. The Mummy's Curse. There you are – wouldn't that have been more eye-catching than the one I actually thought of?
Beyond that, I have no regrets and am a bit bemused by the thought of having any. Although the blog URL is irrevocably set unless I actually abandon this one and opt for a different one elsewhere (which I could do, but am not sure I want to leave a blog that's served me so well), everything else about blogging, unlike other life decisions, is open to change. If I ever did wake up one day thinking "Oh, no – why did I not opt for a jazzy red-and-blue design for my blog header?" it would probably take me all of five minutes to change the settings accordingly.
This does, however, seem like a handy moment to consider a suggestion my sister made. Although this is theoretically a general blog, in practice nearly all my posts fall into one of two categories – Cute Anecdotes About Children, or Deconstruction Of Pervasive Parenting Myths. Although both of these fall quite reasonably under the umbrella of 'parenting blog', my sister suggested that perhaps I should start two separate blogs for these two separate and disparate strands of my thought processes.
I see the logic – there probably is a place for a blog that's purely about The Truth Behind Those Parenting Myths. (Especially since the superb Mainstream Parenting blog, which fulfilled just such a role, now sadly appears to be defunct.) I'm just not sure I have the kind of time available to post to it regularly – it's hard enough keeping up regular posting on a single blog, and the Truth Behind Parenting Myths posts take forever to research and write. So I think practicalities preclude that one. I call upon you for your input, dear readers – what do you think?