Top Posts of 2019
Bottom line: I didn’t blog very much at all in 2019. While I am very proud of the content I did publish, I didn’t post much in terms of quantity.
In case you’re curious, here are some of my favorite posts from 2019:
21 free ways to support your favorite bloggers
25 ways to gain a fresh perspective
27 quotes to inspire a fresh start
Avoid impulse shopping with 5 simple questions
Elle’s mid-century modern inspired nursery
How to create a Valentine’s Day dessert board
Stop doing these 9 things at work
The ultimate golf birthday party for a little girl
Why I’m not posting about the Nordstrom sale
A Realistic Plan for 2020
I want to develop a realistic plan for the blog (and thus social media) for 2020.
The truth of the matter is that I don’t have a big team working with me on the blog anymore. The truth of the matter is that I have another exciting business venture that’s taking up a lot of my time.
But the other side of the coin is this… The truth of the matter is that I miss connecting with you all more regularly. The truth of the matter is that I miss writing on the blog. The truth of the matter is that I miss crafting and concocting colorful creations — whether it be home, entertaining, mural hunting, fashion, or whatever.
With all that in mind, it clearly is no longer practical for me to post to the blog twice a day, as we were doing for a while! Whew. What were we thinking?! Ha.
But I do think it is realistic for me to post two to three times a week.
As you know, when I do post, I prefer it to be long-form, substantive, value-adding content. I don’t like posting a bunch of fluff. That’s just not me. I want it somehow to enrich your day — to teach you, to encourage you, to inspire you, to make you think, etc.
So, that kind of content does take some time to craft. Have you ever wondered what all goes into creating a blog post? Here are just a few of the steps I undertake:
1 – coming up with the creative concept,
2 – creating a visual mood board
3 – photographing the imagery to accompany the concept
4 – writing the words in a way that appeals to you the reader, plus performs well SEO-wise
5 – pulling it all together in a blog post – words, photos, graphics, etc
6 – promoting the blog post on social media
… and that’s just a high-level glance!
I Need Your Help!
Now comes the most crucial part of this post:
I desperately need your help!
Sure, I know what performs well on social media. Sure, I know what does well in terms of SEO. Sure, I know what my most popular pages are historically.
But what matters most is what you all want to see now. I know that I have evolved, as I’m sure you have. So, if you could take a few minutes of your time to answer these questions and leave me any other feedback, I would be ever so appreciative!
Here are some questions for discussion, but feel free to give any feedback at all — good, back, and everything in between.
Do you want me to share more outfits again?
Do you want me to share more shopping finds — things I’m eyeing, sales, etc?
What subjects do you like to see here — fashion, lifestyle, home, family, business?
What subject do you want to see less of here?
What do you like to see on IG?
Do you watch IG stories regularly?
Do you like to see me talking on IG stories, or do you prefer photos and typing?
Why do you follow me on social media and read my blog?
Please leave some comments!
As a Special Thank You
As a small token of appreciation, I have a $100 gift card to Nordstrom to give away randomly to someone who comments on this blog post. Thank you in advance for your helpful insights and input!