I recently ran across a post on Love in the City of Lights, a blog written by Kasia, which featured a guest post by Andi of Misadventures with Andi. Andi was giving blogging tips and mentioned one valuable lesson she learned from yet another blogger (Becky of Writing Roads). Andi talked about learning to focus her blog by "finding her tree." That is, make the base of your tree (or blog) that which you are most passionate about and everything you write about, your branches, should connect back to that tree.
When I first began my blog, I decided to do so because I had gained so much from reading a wide variety of blogs written by other women. My tag line is "A place to find my way in the world" because I feel passionate about a wide variety of topics. I'm a work in progress and am always pondering diverse subjects. However, reading Andi's post made me pause and think. What is my underlying tree? My conclusion is my Quakerism. So much of what I believe in and write about ties into my very strong liberal Quaker beliefs. In the future, I'm going to try to keep my tree in mind whenever I find myself straying. However, please forgive me if I do occasionally stray a bit. :)