Part of being a blogger is sharing. This could mean anything from sharing personal things like our pregnancy and our home renovation process to our favorite items of the week and beauty round ups. There’s so much information being fed to us all daily. We’re all scrolling. We’re all clicking. Liking. Purchasing. So on and so forth.
REFOCUSING AND WHERE WE WANT TO TAKE THE BLOG
There’s been a ton of soul searching that has gone on for Robert and myself over the last few months. Being home while pregnant has really put a lot into perspective. Slowing down and refocusing on our home, where we live, and what is really important to us has been truly eye opening. I’ve never been a fan of people who “blog about blogging”, but I want to share a little of the flip side for a minute. The other day I received an email, well multiple emails, about sales going on over the weekend with how-tos on how to share these sales with our readers. This is pretty typical and probably not too surprising. We all know the sale round-up posts, and we’ve done them ourselves in the past. Heck! I just shared a round up of my favorite pregnancy items, and want to continue to share my genuine favorites with you all, but as I stared at that email, I couldn’t do it in the moment. I couldn’t sit here and put together a round up of items that seemed “cool” from a site to share with you all just for the sake of promoting a sale.
DOES ANYONE READ BLOGS ANYMORE?
So where am I going with all of this? Well, for starters I’ve been thinking about why we began blogging. It was definitely to share and to connect…find a commonalty within a community. I remember way before we started blogging, I was (and still am) and avid reader of blogs. Before instagram I would check my favorite bloggers sites each morning just to see if there was a new post. Does anyone do this anymore? I’m really not sure…but I do! I’m noticing my bookmark list is becoming shorter, but the people I keep checking back in on are the ones who are sharing their personal lives more…sharing what they’re passionate about…what they’re reading, eating, etc.
WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO US?
Since becoming pregnant, Rob and I have both focused on more natural products. This is everything from skincare and makeup for me, to what cleaning products and body/bath products we’ve been researching. We’ve turned our focus to more sustainable practices and have been reading about how we could raise our little guy surrounded by beautiful yet purposeful things, that are ethical and have the least impact on our environment. Sometimes I think about what I should share on this blog of ours and come up blank. I recently realized it’s because I’ve been leaving out such a huge part of what we’re passionate about.
SO WHAT’S NEXT?
We have a long way to go, and this doesn’t mean we have it all figured out and are living in the greenest way possible, but we are making it more of a focus these days. We’re excited to share our finds with you along the way. As we gear up to welcome our baby boy home and become a family of three, we hope to share a greater focus on clean living and sustainable brands that we are passionate about supporting. This has been weighing heavy on our hearts lately and has the been topic of many conversations with friends near and far. I think we’ve held back a bit because it somehow seemed like it wouldn’t be as thrilling to share. We’re just at a point in our lives where this makes the most sense and we’re excited to share all the ins and outs. If I’m up at midnight reading about the safest cleaning solution to use on hardwood floors or more earth friendly goods for the home, I’m just going to share it from now on.
If you made it this far, thank you. We’re excited to share this next chapter with you all.