Wednesday, January 6, 2016

What's up for 2016?

     Hello everyone, long time no posting. It's been a few weeks and I'm not sure where the time has gone.  The holidays are over and the everyday routine has kicked back in. I've taken some time lately to really think about what my blog means to me and where I want it to go.

     As you may have noticed my heart just hasn't been in it lately. Blogging had become a job that I felt I was always behind on. Rushing at night trying to get things ready for the morning, talking myself into sitting down to edit photos, and not feeling like I was getting much out of it, or even much of a return from readers or followers on Facebook.

   So after taking a step back and not thinking about blogging for a week I was able to look at this with fresh eyes and really put things into perspective. Last year I set 3 goals for myself and then started reading every blogging help post I could find. They all said I had to post on a schedule so people would know when to visit, or that I had to add a ton of keywords to my posts to get ranked in google. And I started out the year ready for the challenge. And then I saw my numbers drop, comments became few and far between and I couldn't get a single like on a Facebook post. It became very frustrating and I thought about just giving up a few times. I almost did quit and then I remembered why I started blogging in the first place.

    It was my hobby that I wanted to share with people who are interested in the same thing. I wanted to work on my nail art skills and catalog my journey. Somewhere along the line I forgot all that and tried to make it a "job" started focusing on the wrong things and lost myself along with my desire.

  So this year I have decided that I'm going to aim for quality instead of quantity. I still might get 3 posts up some weeks but,  Id rather have 1 really good post that people want to read instead of 3 robot like posts that are boring.  I want to do post that people want to comment on and not the typical "wow thats beautiful" or "great color combo" comments. I want to put more of me into my posts cause I'm actually kind of fun sometimes.

     I'm going to do another year long no buy because let's face it, if you look at my collection page up there at the top there's a lot of polish that hasn't made it onto my blog. Which means you might see a lot of discontinued colors, but you'll also find some great core colors from Store brands. And I'm always open to requests if there's something on the list you want to see.

     I'm going to stop focusing on my numbers and get back to the joy of nail polish and nail art. I'll have more swatch photos and continue with my stamping polish comparison series. Basically this year I'm going to have fun with my blog and I hope you'll stick around for that. I like having all of you here, and love hearing your thoughts. So here's to a great 2016!!

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