This is not how I envisioned 2022 going for this blog, but here we are, rebranding and starting over. There has been a lot happening behind the scenes that led me to stop posting completely. I wasn’t happy with any of the ideas I had for blogposts. Any of the posts I wrote were ones I wasn’t truly happy with. For whatever reason, I was feeling unfulfilled and unmotivated by anything that I was doing. So, I decided to change course and go down a path I hadn’t gone before. I realized several aspects of how I’d been running this blog that hadn’t been working for me, and I came up with a plan to figure out what to do to get back in the groove.
1) I was all over the place with my content
As much as I do not like the idea of closing in on one or two niches for this blog, I realized that by not having more of a focus on my content, I was posting content that had no purpose. Realizing that I was missing the purpose of this blog was the reason I didn’t want to post was the game changer. If I wanted this to be a personal blog, I needed to lean into being a personal blog. If this was a lifestyle blog, I needed to lean on that. For the past few days I have been brainstorming what I want this blog to be for the next three months and what direction I want to take this in 2023.
2) I was not doing well mentally
This was hard for me to admit to myself because I had been working so, so hard on doing well mentally. I had been journaling, and working out, and eating well, all in the hopes of getting my mental health back on track. But I came to understand that getting my mental health on track was not what I needed to strive for. I needed to strive towards feeling my best. By trying to get back “on track,” I was forcing my mental health to check off boxes that weren’t relevant to me. I’m going to delve deeper into this aspect in another blog post so be on the lookout for that!
Now that I’ve gotten all of that out of the way, lets talk about how I’m taking what I learned and implementing on the blog. While the next three months aren’t going to be as different in terms of what I have previously posted, I am hoping that in 2023 I can change this blog entirely. Or, as much as I feel is necessary.
1) Post at least once a week
I think trying to post too often in the past has burned me out so quickly. Again, a big part of this is because I didn’t like the content I was putting out. In order to alleviate that pressure, I want to focus on consistency in order to build quality. I have absolutely give more weight to quantity over quality and that really had a negative impact.
2) What am I posting on this blog
I want to focus on building this into a lifestyle blog with a focus on travel, mental health, and professional development. I will sprinkle in some writing posts and also cooking, but I want to try honing in one the three mentioned above.
3) Change as necessary
I have learned in 2022 that I like to be able to change my mind. I like being able to try something new and figure out how I like it or not. It’s not always easy, and the results aren’t always good, but I hate feeling boxed in. For the rest of this year and 2023 I want to give myself the openness to try new things, change and modify as necessary, and just the best version of myself.
And there we have it! I like when things come in 3s and I knew that it would be a manageable number for me. I am very excited to see where I can take this blog and what I can make of it! I hope you’ll stick around to find out!