I love blogging, I really do, it’s one of those hobbies I’ve kept going for years and since I’m a notorious starter and a not-so good- continuer/finisher the fact that I’ve kept a blog for the last 7 years goes to show how much I love it (I had a photography/personal blog for years before this one).
Though, lately I’ve been thinking about living with intention; I’ve got to blame it on starting The Simple Kind of Life, it’s really making me analyze every area of my life (in a good way) and one thing I know I want to start doing is being more intentional with my blogging in the future.
I wanted to share a little of how I am hoping it is going to look here:
FEWER POSTS BUT BETTER QUALITY
It can be easy to get into the trap of trying to post every day but I find that for me that involves a lot more fluff than I like on my blog. By November I hope to blog here on Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s. This will also involve discontinuing the Jack of All Trades link up, which will be running till the end of October. I believe reducing my posting to 3x a week will help increase the quality of the posts that I write.
I’ve already made some changes on my sponsorship page but they will only take place in November. I will be taking less sponsors each month and reducing the options available (starting in November the elite and standard ads will be the only options available). In addition, I will not be continuing the monthly sponsorship giveaway that I have been including with sponsorships (next month will be the last one). That is not to say that I will never do another giveaway but it will not be done the way they have been in the past. (Though, if you are interested I do still have a couple of ad spaces available for next month which do include links into the giveaway, you can check out the featured or regular ads at discounted rates here.)
I’ve had a few people express their sadness at the announcement the the Jack of All Trades link up will be ending at the end of next month, I do have hopes to start a new link up, I’m aiming for the beginning of the new year, so watch for that.
Maybe you will notice the changes here and maybe you won’t. I’m hoping this will help me to feel better about the blogging that I am doing, free up some time for working on The Simple Kind of Life and of course just give me more time to spend doing other things that I love with my family.
I enjoy blogging enough that it wouldn’t surprise me if I went back to posting 5x a week in the future but for now, for this season, it’s time to slow down a little.
How do you stay intentional when it comes to blogging?