here’s the deal. i am slowly moving away from strictly mommy blogging. you may or may not have noticed a few more recipes than usual lurking around in my posts. there’s been a little bit of fashion skulking about as well. my blogging goal for don’t worry baby’s second year is to move into more of a lifestyle blogging mode. i LOVE to cook, draw, design, and dress up. these things are part of my day-to-day and i would like to start sharing them with you. sylvie will still make plenty of appearances, as she is the biggest part of everyday, but i’m tired of omitting these other interests just because they don’t fall under the mom blog umbrella.
so my question to you is this: will you continue to read if the balance between baby and my other interests shifts slightly? what, besides sweet sylvie, would you like to read about?
one of my personal goals for this year is to up the ante with this blog. I want to take more time with what i write and with editing my photos. i want to stop using my iphone as my primary camera. i have a great DSLR sitting around that i barely use. that’s just not right! my other personal goal is to really branch out in my freelance work. last year i opened my first ever etsy shop and it has been a fantastic learning experience. i have been blessed with great customers and a fair amount of traffic and sales, but i’m looking to do more. the custom initials i’ve offered have been fun to work on, but there’s so much more i would like to add. with the move to houston, we are looking into renting a house with a garage for studio space. this will make things like screen printing, sewing, and painting possible for me to do from home. i’m beyond excited for this change! i love all of these creative outlets, but have not had the space to pursue them in our small apartment.
this big change in my business has brought the matter of branding to my attention. my shop has one name and my blog has another. to me, that’s just not smart. i will not only be changing my URL and/or shop name, but i am also looking into moving to typepad or blogspot as a blogging platform. they both offer so much more than wordpress in the area of customization and creative control. if any of you have experience with either of these platforms, please let me know your thoughts! you can comment on this post or email me at email@example.com.
so that’s what is going on in my little world. i always welcome any feedback, advice or (constructive) criticism about this blog and my shop.
here are some blogs that have been a source of inspiration lately: