Not too long ago I reached out to you my dear Readers to ask for advice on how to find more balance as a blogger and writer. You all astounded me with the numerous and thoughtful comments you made for my benefit, and the benefit of others. You’re all beautiful people and I appreciate you so much.
I’m still getting back to normal here at home. Just got power on Sunday but no internet. I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while, but I haven’t, and I’ve been thinking about why. The answer is fear. Fear of change. Fear of making a commitment and not living up to it. That’s no way to go about things, so I’m going to try something different. I’m going to make a commitment and stick to it. I’m just going to make it happen; no excuses.
So, without further ado, here are my new commitments. Here’s my plan for my blog.
I’m going to start blogging more consistently, but less often. I feel confident that you all love me and will still stop by to see me if I’m not in your feed every day. My commitment is to post every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. I am giving myself one month to see if this schedule is the best fit for me and I’ll adjust at that point, if necessary.
I’m going to narrow down the focus of my blog— narrow down my niche as they say in the marketing world. When, in college, I decided to leave Business Marketing for a degree in English Literature, I had no idea that words like “niche” would ever be relevant in my life again. It goes to show how we should always absorb as much knowledge as we can. We just never know when we may need it to help a friend or ourselves.
You see what I did there? I used an everyday situation in life, something that many people have experienced, and brought a lesson out of it. I like doing that. It’s one of the things I’d like to focus on in my blog. Sharing lessons in an interesting way. I am not your mother.
I also love beautiful things. I mean that in the superficial and the deeper way. I’ve noticed a thread of beauty in most of my writing– the beauty of nature, life, objects, design. Most of you are aware of my love of vintage for a reason. I love to talk about beautiful things and beautiful experiences. So I’d like to use my blog to talk about beauty.
I find that one of the most beautiful things about life is growth. I think that growth happens when we are pushing ourselves to be better. I’m on a journey to push myself and I’d like to share it in hopes of inspiring you to do the same. It also keeps me motivated. I’ve got some great ideas in mind, and you’ll have a chance to guide me to new ideas.
I’m going to divide this blog into 4 categories: KNOW MORE, TRY MORE, ADD BEAUTY and MODERN DAY FABLES. I’ll be explaining what you can expect in each category very soon on my new landing page.
I’m excited for the changes and I hope that you are as well. I feel that you’re all fellows on my life journey now, which a beautiful thing to experience. My new, consistent schedule will begin on Monday.
I’m working on so many different projects, some that you’ll be able to see sooner because I’m carving out time for those other passions, like writing. I’m taking baby steps. I want to set myself up for success. I have power and passion and talent and I won’t let them go to waste. Thank you for your beauty and light and encouragement and support… now send me some money, eh, how bout it? Lol.
My name is Lyz-Stephanie and I want to inspire you to live a more interesting, fulfilling and beautiful life. Think of me as your well-being and happiness guide. I know that things aren’t always easy. Life doesn’t drop dreams into our laps, but every day we can do something to make our lives happier and richer, make our minds more active and engaged. I’m on the journey. Will you join me?