So I’ve decided to slow blog. It’s interesting what happens when you decide to slow down on something and somehow it becomes all you can think about. I log in to my blog backend often, but not really sure what to do. I certainly don’t have an editorial calendar right now. I’m just typing whatever comes to mind, whenever I want to. My sister-in-law has a blog and she just blogs whenever she wants to. 10 times this month, four the next and so on. She probably wouldn’t call what she does slow blogging, but just plain ole blogging. That’s the awesome thing about blogging. There really is no “right” way to blog. There are all these blogs about how to blog the right way, but what if you’re not really blogging for views and you blog just for yourself. What’s so bad about that? Do we all have to keep up with the Joneses? What’s wrong with blogging without an editorial calendar? What’s wrong with blogging when you want and not blogging when you don’t? (I’m sure someone could tell me what’s wrong, but the point is that it doesn’t really matter.)
I’m not sure what I’m trying to say here, but just that things around here (and by here, I mean the blog) are definitely going to be changing. I’m gonna try and not be afraid to speak my mind and just write about what’s really in my heart. You’re not gonna be seeing a lot of the same things that you used to be on here. I’m definitely not gonna be keeping myself to a schedule. (Even though, I do love a good goal post, those might stay.) Blogging truly is going to be a hobby. I made all these blog goals at the end of the year, and some of them I’ve already met (like my blog redesign). And some I’m gonna give myself some grace and let them slide and not feel at all bad about them (blog sponsorships, I’m looking at you). And some that I’m gonna keep trying to meet, like keeping up with my monthly newsletter. That’s the cool thing about goals. If they don’t fit anymore, you can change them. You change and so should your goals.
I’ve been downsizing in other places in my online life as well, I unfollowed people on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. I unsubscribed from newsletters and I think I may need to do it again. I’ve also added fun things to my life. I’m currently participating in Made Vibrant’s Better Hand Lettering Course challenge called #meetyourselfmarch. It’s been so fun to practice my hand lettering in this new exploratory way. Every day on Instagram, I’ve been posting a new hand lettering creation.
Getting rid of the old, changing things up and adding new things is all a part of life. It makes life exciting and not mundane. Even if it is something as simple as changing the way you blog and taking up a hobby that you can do while recovering from back surgery.
What have you changed in your life lately? Tell me all about it in the comments. (I really do wand to hear about it.)
*Currently listening to and addicted to Carousel by Miner.*