I've been blogging since 2004.
In internet years that's a pretty darn long time.
I've written over 3000 posts that include some of the simplest and also the most challenging times in my life like learning of Simon's autism diagnosis or sharing that Chris and I were divorcing.
Throughout those years I've held a variety of different thoughts and opinions about the process of blogging: write what you love, write what you think people want to read, focus on content, promote products, generate income, etc. I've experienced the evolution of personal to professional and questioned how much is too much and how much is not enough over and over again.
Most of the time I've kept it pretty consistent. When you click on my site most of the time you'll find a mix of the following:
- Personal life stories and experiences.
- Memory keeping projects. This often includes my processes, my successes and challenges with those projects, organization, etc.
- Product promotion. I promote my own products and workshops and those of others I think you guys would find interesting and inspiring. Sometimes that includes giveaways.
The thread of memory keeping/scrapbooking links most of it together.
I don't talk a lot about the business of blogging here but this site is a major part of my business and how I support my family.
Up until 2012 when Katie was hired as my assistant it's just been me driving this ship. Sometimes that's really awesome and sometimes it's brutal. There are times when I have no idea what to say next, what direction to take, and there are times when I feel like I know exactly where I'm going. Most of the time it's a crazy mixture of the two.
The internet and the way we all interact with it continues to evolve and change. I want to be open to evolving personally and professionally. I want to provide content that's interesting to you and to me. I want to keep on keeping it real and authentic in all that I do.
All that to say, I'm interested in what you'd like to see here.
I'm interested in what you'd like to see more and less of in terms of posts. I'm also interested in what kinds of products you'd like to see me work on in the future and what types of workshops you'd like to see moving forward.
I've come up with a quick 10-question survey and today I'm asking you to take a few minutes to respond. I'd greatly appreciate it.
I'll leave it open for a few days and then share the results with you in an upcoming post.
As always, thank you for being here. Thank you for continuing to be a part of this crazy little corner of the online world.