Wednesday, February 1, 2012

This Thing I Call My Blog!

So I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about my blog, and where it's going and why I started blogging in the first place. I originally created my blog as an online journal of my life as a new mom. Noah was only 6 months old when I started blogging. I have always enjoyed writing and recording my thoughts in a journal so I thought, why not give blogging a try. 


Not quite a year later I started doing my first reviews and giveaways. I loved providing my readers with reviews of products that I loved and was given the amazing opportunity to review! As my blog began to grow so did offers to do reviews and sponsored posts, etc. And I would see other blogs with high value giveaways or even cash giveaways and keeping up with numbers and stats and I felt the need to keep up almost and so I looked for more reviews and giveaways to do and signed up for giveaways with other bloggers and just tried to keep up with the growing trend! 


While I do still enjoy doing reviews and giveaways very much, I miss the personal aspect of my blog. I LOVE writing about my family and my boys and my life! I don't have the most interesting life, but I think it's a pretty good one and I enjoy telling my readers about it. I know some of you just follow for the giveaways or have only started following during a giveaway, and that's understandable. But I do hope so of my readers enjoy reading about my life. 


So I have decided to continue to keep my blog a personal one. I have decided not to worry about the stats and numbers or how many giveaways I have going, or how BIG my reviews/giveaways are and just write about what I love-my family and my life. I want to share with you how my boys are growing. I want to write about my new workout routine. I want to share recipes with you! I just want to share my life with you! That doesn't mean I'm not going to have anymore reviews and giveaways. In fact, I have two to post within the next week! But they won't be as often and might not be as HUGE as other blogs. I will review products I feel that my readers would enjoy and benefit from. If it's not a product my followers would be interested in, I won't review it. I want my blog to be somewhere you can go to read about a fellow mommy or woman and relate to. 


So I hope this doesn't totally turn you off to my blog and I hope you'll continue to follow me on this journey I call life! Without my readers I might as well just write in a diary with a lock and key! :) 


21 comments:

  1. If it isn't personal i don't visit much. Giveaway are cool but not as cool as the people behind the blog.

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  2. I SO know where you are coming from! Looking forward to some new 'family' posts!

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  3. Totally understand and I like the personal aspect of blogs.

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  4. LOVE! Can't wait for the recipes and stories!

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  5. you have to blog for you babe...
    looking forward to reading more about those delicious boys!

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  6. Yay! Looking forward to seeing more personal posts!

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  7. looking forward to the changes i agree sometimes it feels like we get caught up ive had that feeling for a while

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  8. So glad to hear that you have figured out what you want and that you are sticking around.

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  9. I think it's great that you're getting back to what you want to write about! I just started a blog myself about my journey going to a healthy living lifestyle. While I would like to get to the point where I want to do reviews and giveaways (I have a PR friendly page up on the blog), I'm going to try to keep it manageable and a good mix of both. Thank you for this post- you really helped this new blogger out!

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  10. For what it's worth, I prefer reading the personal posts. If I see that a post is a sponsored one or a giveaway in my reader I tend to skip it anyway. Not just on your blog, but on all the ones I follow.

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  11. All the blogs I read are for the personal aspect. I like to know that I'm not "alone" if I have a bad day & just want to run away! :o)

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  12. I Think its great too! I have a new blog and i have to say, i am getting carried away. I find myself spending to much time online trying to build my numbers up. Its exhausting! When that was not why I started a blog. I say good for you!

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  13. I actually prefer blogs that are personal with the occasional giveaways. To often I think bloggers have lost site of why they started blogging in the first place.

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  14. I prefer blogs that have more personal posts with giveaways tossed in, rather than solid giveaway blogs.

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  15. I prefer blogs that have more personal posts with giveaways tossed in, rather than solid giveaway blogs.

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  16. I prefer blogs that have more personal posts with giveaways tossed in, rather than solid giveaway blogs.

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  17. I love the personal blog feel! Good for you! Love your blog and I enjoy your posts! Adorable family!

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