“As you get older the questions come down to about two or three. How long? What do I do with the time I’ve got left?”
The glam rock god and musical genius and lyricist he was, David Bowie actually was quite wise at times. The above quote makes me think about my life so far, and especially, this past year. A great blogger pal of mine, the fabulous Sarah Conley of StyleIT, and also a fellow Gemini, mentioned in a recent blog post that she recently read somewhere that Geminis will spend the year looking back and moving thoughtfully forward.
12 days into 2016 and it seems as if my horoscope is on point (I personally don’t really know how much I believe in the whole astrology thing), as I’ve spent a very good portion of 2016 so far looking back on 2015. I am not going to be one of those people and say “new year. new me!” But, what I will say is that I definitely am a different person after this past year. It was quite the year… personally, professionally and blog-wise; full of the good and the bad.
The above is just a short snip it of what went down in 2015….a year via Instagram! No matter what happens in a year, I am always eternally grateful for my wonderful family and friends; I’m a blessed woman in that department!
As you may have noticed – I haven’t blogged in quite a while. I could tell you that life got in the way or priorities changed (which they did), but what it really comes down to is that I’m just suffering from a big case of “blogger-burnout“. I started blogging because I loved it (and I still do). I was able to use my creativity, became part of the amazing blogging community, made great new friends IRL and online and loved being able to create content for you…my readers. I still enjoy and want to continue blogging for all of the above reasons, but I have have to admit, I don’t even know where to start again.
I keep asking myself – Am I too old to still be blogging? Will anyone still read my blog after not being consistent over the past few months? Is any one still interested in what I have to say? I don’t have a large audience….how can I grow? Am I still interested in the same things I was when I first started blogging?
I’m not the same person I was when I first started blogging. I’m older, my life has changed and I don’t think I can define myself as just a “fashion blogger” anymore. There’s so much more to my life than that and so much more I would love to share. This fact in itself is leading me in a new direction and a big decision – I think it’s time to rebrand. I also think it’s time to stop putting so much pressure on myself.
Now, here’s where I need your help. What would you like to see more of on this blog? Do you have any questions? If you have a few minutes, would you mind taking a few minutes to fill out my 2016 reader survey? I’d be so grateful for your feedback. It will help me improve the blog, become a better blogger and make sure I’m creating content you like!
So, now like one of those people, I say – here’s to a great 2016!