A few weeks ago I shared about the posting dilemma I’ve experienced lately. I received so much wonderful feedback from that post. I appreciate all of the support and encouragement many of you continue to show me. I’ve taken some time to sort out a new plan with your input in mind and I wanted to share about my thoughts going forward in this season of my life as a new mama.
I’ve decided to pull back from posting more personal content on my YouTube channel for the time being. I know this is disappointing to many of you, none more so than myself. I love vlogging and sharing tidbits of my daily life with you on camera, but the bottom line is that I just don’t feel comfortable sharing that kind of content on YouTube right now. The climate of personal sharing on social media is getting more challenging to navigate in my experience and especially now that I have a little one to consider. My family is my top priority, as always. I want to clarify that I will continue to share personal details and anecdotes but not actual follow-me-around type experiences.
I still very much want to share by creating online content, so I plan to keep up with videos and blog posts for the time being. I hope to put up more blog posts. It is much easier for me to manage the type of environment we can establish on my blog so it feels like a “safer” place to share for now. I’m considering turning comments off on future YouTube videos and direct those who would like to interact by commenting here instead, since I always post my videos on this site as well. I really don’t like having to take away the comments on YouTube, but I don’t have time to moderate those at the moment and I’d like to encourage a more positive environment surrounding my content if possible. I’ll make a note of this change if and when I decide on it in the description of my videos on YouTube.
So, henceforth (for the foreseeable future at least) I plan to continue to post lifestyle content including favorites, planner reviews, hauls, cook nooks, and home organization, much like my original content started out as six (!) years ago. I’m thinking of this as a going “back to basics” approach. This was the number one suggestion that many of you shared in my last update and it makes perfect sense to me. I will continue to offer glimpses of my daily life on Snapchat (prettyneatlivng) since that feels like an appropriate way to share some personal experiences at the moment. I hope to be able to blog more about things like that in the future as well. One day I’d love to return to filming vlogs if it feels right again. We’ll see what unfolds.
I feel compelled to share these thoughts and feelings since so many of you have been so kind and supportive and for so many years. I see the comments about my sharing these details as “attention seeking,” but honestly I just want to be clear about my content and posting plans with you. I’ve always felt that way. It’s who I am as a person. I feel you deserve to know how I’m feeling about posting and what my plans are for it when you take time out of your day to visit me here or on YouTube. I’ve “met” so many wonderful people through my online sharing and people who choose to share personal anecdotes and experiences with me. I wouldn’t feel right making big changes without keeping you in the loop.
That being said, I’m going to lay this discussion to rest now that I’ve hatched a new plan with your help. I hope that enough has been said that you have a clear understanding of where I stand and how I hope to continue sharing. This is another path of my online journey and I am as excited as ever to share that with you. You can be certain I’ll keep you posted with any future changes to my content and/or posting style.
Thank you for choosing to spend your time with me. Here’s to the next chapter!