Greetings from beautiful Utah! I’m soaking up every glorious minute in this beautiful place with my family this month. I’ve spent some time reflecting on my content and what and how I share online lately. It’s been awhile since I posted consistently here and I miss it! I wanted to take the time today to chat about that and discuss my current plan moving forward with regards to my blog content and what you can expect to see here for the foreseeable future.
As many of you probably already know, I am pregnant with our second child. The first trimester was challenging for me, as it is for so many, as I dealt with a combination of exhaustion and feeling ill. Throw in caring for a busy toddler all day and you’ve got one worn out mama! Needless to say, something had to give between my lack of energy and limited time to work and I’m afraid this blog took the biggest hit.
Even before that, however, I struggled for awhile with what to post here. Historically, I’ve written a companion post for almost all of my YouTube videos. I like the idea of having this blog be a place where you can find all of my content, including my videos. I always felt like I needed to write up a detailed post for each video to be able to include it as a valid blog post. That started to feel cumbersome, however, as my daughter napped less and my available time to work on content was reduced.
My videos have always been my favorite content to make and I tend to prioritize them over this blog. When I have the time, I film and edit. It’s still one of my absolute favorite things to do in my spare time and the ability to connect with others in this way brings me so much joy. I also absolutely love sharing on this blog, but it was definitely pushed down on the list as I struggled with not only what to post but how to manage my time without much energy during the last few months.
After this recent blog hiatus and some serious consideration, I have decided to make blogging a priority once again. I want to share all of my content here, but it no longer makes sense to me to write out a complete post to go along with every single video I make. I’ve decided to try out sharing the videos that don’t necessitate detailed written posts with a simple short description. For example, in the last week I shared two videos on my YouTube channel, including a Target Vlog & Haul and a Q&A. I plan to put up catch-up posts with those videos embedded, but I don’t feel like they warrant detailed written content to go along with them.
Sometimes I might want to write out an entire post in coordination with a video, like with my pregnancy announcement and first trimester recap from last week. I occasionally might put up a post that doesn’t have a coordinating video. Basically, I like the idea of having all of my content here, but without stressing too much over writing a lot to go along with videos that I don’t feel need any further explanation.
I think this is a way for me to remain consistently active here without it feeling like too much or too little. My content and how I share constantly evolves as I learn and grow as a person. As always, I strive to be as open, transparent, and honest with you as possible. You can always count on me to keep you clued into my thoughts, feelings, and plans about posting!
I hope this makes sense to you. I’d love your feedback, if you care to share.
Wishing you all a very happy, sunshiny day ☀️