Where I am at as a blogger

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I realize I haven’t been the best about updating you on life happenings. Like everyone, I’ve been busy keeping up with life and I haven’t taken the time to document much. Truthfully, I am trying to figure out which direction I want to take with this blog. To be a successful blogger, is a full time job. It’s having your camera ready to document every single event of your day. It’s taking time away from your family or pausing a moment so you can share it with the world. You made a killer egg salad sandwich? Let’s blog it.

I am struggling in this area. The blog world has become completely oversaturated. When I started this journey over 4 years ago, I was a big fish in a small pond. Now it’s quite the opposite. I don’t feel the authenticity anymore. Just like in real life, blogging has cliques. And cliques are something I shy away from. In fact, they make me very unmotivated to share my story. When I first started this journey I had my hands in everything. Maybe it’s the single mom in me and the pressure I put on myself. My theme now, is very different then most girls blogging out there. I find it hard to relate. I am not growing my family, writing on my faith, coordinating blog conferences, or homeschooling my children. Yet on the other side of the spectrum I am not traveling the world, buying designer brands and attending fashion week…one day.

My theme is unique to me and sometimes I feel like it’s a narrow one. And because of this, I have shyed away from a lot because of the vulnerability. My heart wants to have a fashion only blog. I am debating if I want to start something from scratch or rebrand this place to fashion with sprinkles of my personal life.

I’ve started to make this space more about me and less about Landyn. She’s entering her school years and I’m not sure I want to publicize her life to thousands of people every day anymore. I’m not sure I want everyone at Landyn’s school to know about my struggle with anxiety and my insecurities as a parent. These are all very valid feelings that have been swirling around in my head…

I’ll get off my soap box for today. LOVE you all. Thank you for always supporting me no matter what direction I take.

xo

and a little peek into our lives lately via my iphone…

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Lindsay

Comments

  1. says

    I wonder how you define success? Is it the number of followers you have or the amount of companies that sponsor you? If you have to sacrifice your family or health then no amount of followers is ever worth it. Who says you have to document every aspect of your life? To be honest if I read a fashion blog its because I love fashion, not necessarily because I’m interested in the life of the blogger, but that’s just me. I wish you well with whatever decision you make.

    • says

      Lorna, you are so right. The numbers don’t matter when you put it all in perspective. I think as long as I keep this space for me and keep it authentic, things will fall into place. Thank you for your comment.

  2. Rena says

    whatever direction you take we’d love to follow along! you have to do whats best for you and your family of course!!

  3. Shirley says

    You know I love hearing about the family and how little one is doing. But you never answer any questions I have asked. I am an old lady so your fashions do not interest me, sorry but you have to do what is the best for you.

    God Bless

  4. says

    stay authentic to yourself no matter what you write. we will all still love and read along, despite wherever you want to take “this space” of yours. I think it was a lovely post and I love learning about you in every facet, you are a friendly and sweet person who has a lovely and warm writing voice. I ask to continue to share, some personal stories- because I believe in that- while protecting your kids and privacy; the stories and lessons that are told and shared are IMPORTANT. Love to you, wishing you all the best

  5. says

    Hi Lindsay,

    I haven’t been following your blog long, but I just wanted to tell you that your honesty especially in this post is a breath of fresh air. I follow a lot of bloggers, but the blogs I love the most are the ones where the bloggers share real life…what they’re thinking, feeling, or experiencing. Good luck to you in discovering where you want this blog to go. I think growing and changing is part of the process. :)

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