Sunday, August 4, 2013

It's Not You, It's Me!

A couple weeks ago I was talking to my mom and venting some frustrations. One of which was this blog. I love blogging, and want to continue to do it, but some days it just doesn't seem worth it. It's a huge time commitment, and half the time I don't feel like it even matters. I have no idea if you guys even like what I write, or the crafts I create, or the meals I post. I mean, seriously, you guys are the quietest readers ever! Most of the time I'm OK with that. There are plenty of blogs I read secretely, but sometimes as the writer it really is frustrating. I need feedback to grow and change and adapt. Which brings me to the actual point of this post.

My mom suggested something that I have actually been thinking for quite some time. Our blog is simply to diverse. We don't have a specific enough theme. A person might come here looking for a certain thing, find it, but then never come back because 90 percent of the posts they aren't interested in.

So, what does this mean? Well, it means we are breaking up...sort of. Jenn and I started this blog together, but she just isn't in the right place for devoting the time to it right now, which I totally get and respect, so instead of trying to keep this blog going on my own, I'm starting a new blog.

Actually, I'm not starting a new blog so much as reviving an old one. I once had an etsy shop called Lovely You where I sold jewelry that I made from upcycled vintage pieces, and a blog that went along with it. It didn't last very long though and has been sitting untouched for a few years.

As I was thinking about the new direction I wanted to take in blogging it seemed completely perfect. My job other than being a mom is as a cosmetologist, two of my favorite hobbies are fashion and jewelry, and I just really love pretty things!

So, If you have any interest in hair tutorials, fashion and makeup tips, or in learning how to make jewelry, come hang out with me over at Lovely You!  It's still a work in progress, but it is up and running.

I've transferred over a few of my favorite posts from here and have a few new ones already waiting for you including instructions on how to make your own bracelets such as this one. And a video where I get eaten by mosquitoes, but I talk about my top 5 beauty secret weapons for busy moms!

And for those of you that have no interest in that kind of stuff, I will still be popping in here from time to time with my motherhood stories and occasional non beauty/fashion related crafts, it just won't be my main focus anymore.

Thanks for all your support of this blog! Here's to new adventures!


Amy said...

I loved Lovely You! I'm glad you are bringing it back Sally :)

Anonymous said...

Actually I love any blog you do!

Seth and Julie said...

I think the whole blogging world is getting a bit quiet. I also feel like I am talking to no one these days because comments have dwindled so much but I am still reading and even still commenting most of the time. I will have to remember to switch back to Lovely You instead of this one.

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