A quick hello

Monday, December 5, 2016

Hi! Sorry for the months of radio silence, including even making my blog offline for some time. I went through a lot over the past few months and I've been struggling to decide if I want to continue blogging or not.

For the time being I'm going to continue taking a break from blogging. I'd like to start again in January 2017, however I want to make some changes, which I think the people who actually read my blog will appreciate!

First of all, I will no longer use affiliate links. I have closed my account with ShopStyle. I never even made enough off links to cash out in the first place, but that is not the reason I'm going to discontinue using the links. Yes, I didn't end up making a dime off blogging. And that's ok. Some people make an income blogging, others do it for a hobby, some people fall somewhere in-between. I thought in-between could be an interesting spot for me, not to try and monetize my blog but if I made a few dollars that would be fine.

Well, even using the links I felt pressure to try and make something of them, this led to blogging being less enjoyable for me and defeating the very purpose I started my blog. So I closed the account, never received a dime and am totally fine with that. I will be removing all the old links from the blog so that there will be no affiliate links anywhere on my site.

Secondly, I will be posting sporadically. I know that this is not ideal for a blog read, but maintaining a strong posting schedule is just not realistic for me. I know it will hurt in page views, but those are no longer my concern. I had a handful of friends text me looking for my blog this fall and so if those are the only people reading, that's totally fine with me!

Thirdly, this blog will be completely for me. It always was, but I want to shift my focus to make it that way at it's heart. This is my hobby, not my business, so you can expect any posts to come from my heart and to be 100% my opinion only.

I hope my readers understand! I hope you all have been having a great fall and a very merry holiday season!




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