Because I write about a variety of different subjects I sometimes feeling like I am a Jack of all trades, master of none.
Other bloggers write about a single area and are able to delve into their subject matter with laser-sharp intensity, getting into the nitty-gritty details without distraction. The investigative reporters of the blogging age.
Whenever I try and explain The Non-Consumer Advocate to people I meet, my description varies a bit. “I write about frugality, simple living and sustainability” is the usual line, but I always think later about what I’ve left out. Oh, I should have also said food waste, line drying my laundry and household waste reduction!
So what do I write about?
Well, I certainly do write about frugality, simple living and sustainability. And I also focus on food waste, line drying and household waste reduction, but I also like to think that non-consumerism with humor should be up there as well.
Can I delve into the detail that someone who writes about a single subject is able to? Mmm . . . probably not. At least not while holding down a job and parenting my teen and tweenage boys. (Not to mention my highly important downtime needs.)
I think I’m okay with my somewhat dilute message though. I’m someone who gets kind of bored doing the same thing all day, and luckily there are many bloggers out there who are covering the single subject arena with skill and doing it well. And if I were only able to cover a narrow subject matter, I wouldn’t be having so much fun!
Here are a few of my favorite single subject bloggers:
- Fake Plasic Fish — Beth Terry’s blog that is all about the effects of plastics on our planet and our bodies.
- Wasted Food — Jonathan Bloom’s blog that is all about food waste, both in the home and as a society.
- My Zero Waste — Mrs. Green’s blog is all about household waste and how to decrease it.
- No Impact Man — Colin Beavan’s blog is all about how he spent a year living in New York City gallantly trying to bring his family’s impact on the planet down to zero.
- Small Measure — Ashley English’s blog is all about the beauty of food that is locally and organically grown and then consciously and deliciously prepared.
- The Frugal Girl – Kristen’s blog is all about how she keeps the budget for family of six, (gulp!) under control. She is the master of frugal living, yet there is no sense of deprivation, as is evidenced by the photos from her current vacation which are envy inducing.
Do you have a favorite blog to share? Please add it in the comments section below.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
P.S. I also write about cooking, parenting, gardening, affluenza, thrift stores, the Compact, decorating, libraries . . . .