Thursday, 28 November 2013

Are you a loyal reader?



Why hello there!  How are you?  Yes, sorry.. I know it's been a while.  Normally I would use being busy as the excuse for my lack of attention to my blog, but the truth is I just haven't been feeling it lately.. and I'm not sure I ever was.

You see, when I first started this blog I did so because I wanted to share photos.  The occasional rambling sure, but mostly just whole posts of photos.  Oh, and to-do lists!  I love my to-do lists. :)  I've never been much of a writer though.  Story teller - yes!  Writer - um, does being a good speller count?

So I've been doing a lot of thinking these past few weeks about where I want my online priorities to lie, and aside from my design business the only other thing I really care about is keeping my blog updated in the way I had originally intended.  The thing is though, I feel like my blog and my business are so interconnected that I need to be constantly keeping my blog updated with potential "traffic" worthy content.  And it's exhausting!

I realise that this notion is all in my head and that my business can run perfectly fine on it's own leaving my blog to be whatever I want it to be.  I suppose I'm just curious about what you guys think.  Are you happy for me to make this blog a "whenever" thing rather than a regular thing?  Would you still stick around if I posted mainly personal, unscripted posts?

I'm not saying that I'd be giving up features like Thankful Tuesdays or even my DIY blog design posts for that matter, but that's only because I genuinely enjoy writing these posts and like that they keep me accountable.

I guess I'm just interested to know who my loyal readers are. :)

P.s. If you are a loyal reader, make sure you come back in the next few days when I'll be announcing an awesome giveaway that I am teaming up with Kayleigh from Couture Girl for to give away to someone special.

6 comments:

  1. To be perfectly honest, I've stopped reading a lot of blogs lately I used to really enjoy because they are all becoming too 'bloggy' if that makes sense. I don't mind when bloggers post less frequently, but post about what they want to post about rather than what they've been sponsored to post about - which is still totally okay don't get me wrong. I guess my interests have changed over the last few months and I just want to read about real lives. I like the idea of your DIY blog design features, they give your business an extra personal element with you being able to put a little about yourself on here while still keeping your clients updated on whats going with your business. I don't know if its the time of year that makes you want to think about change, but I've been obsessed about getting organised for the new year! I want to change up my blog content in the new year and lean in a different direction. No matter what you choose to do with this space, I'll still be reading along! xx

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    1. Yes! I know exactly what you mean. :) I don't mind sponsored posts when they are directly related to the bloggers niche as otherwise they might run out of money/things to blog about haha (although if all they do are sponsored posts I begin to question their opinions of the products) but if their sponsored posts are completely unrelated I will almost always unfollow immediately.

      I'm still not sure which direction I want my blog to take, but I'm starting to think that maybe I need to lose the 'direction' and just post whatever I want to post when I want to post it. :)

      I've really enjoyed the posts that you've been sharing these last few months. I love that you share what you and Luke and Romy have gotten up to that day. The posts you read online that inspired you each week. It's as though every post is a 'thankful' post because you're recognising and acknowledging the little things, and I find that so refreshing. Will always be a reader of yours no matter what though because I know you're being true to you. xx

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  2. I've really only just found your blog, so I'd really like you to continue as much as you are happy too. I guess, you really just have to think about what you really want to focus on. It seems like you really like blogging though, so just do as much as you feel comfortable by keeping in mind your other priorities - I'll be reading every post :)

    Caitlin x
    http://oceanicstars.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Caitlin. I like your 'no pressure' approach and think that might be the key to better blogging for me. Happy to have you here by the way, welcome! :) xx

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  3. I've only recently come across your blog but I really like it. I recently struggled with the content of my blog and was worrying about what to post so I introduced a schedule of two mini series posts and week and left one day as a free day as I thought it would help me stay organised over Christmas which is going to be a really busy time for me. I've actually found this to be more stressful than helpful so after Christmas I'm just going to relax and post what I want when I want. I think your blog will still be a great success if you do more laid back personal posts whenever you feel like posting :) Also, random question, but is the picture from the internet or do you actually own that blogging book? It's brilliant, I want one!

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    1. Thanks hun! I totally agree that posting to a schedule makes things much harder. xx

      P.s. The book is actually real, haha! I purchased it from a store called 'Typo' earlier this year. :)

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