I'm a firm believer if you really want to do something, you find the time no matter what.
Recently, I’ve been a very bad blogger! You may (or may not) have noticed my posts have been getting rather sporadic of late. I use be militant about posting on time and I took immense pride in ensuring content was being churned out on a regular basis, so I thought I should address this recent change. Plus, it’s a chance to discuss the future of That New Dress.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve tried to keep this blog as focused on fashion and beauty (with some lifestyle) as much as possible. For the most part, I have kept my personal life out of it. I love sharing fashion and styling but I’m less in love with sharing my daily life. Don’t get me wrong I’m a big fan of the bloggers who do, it’s just not for me. I think this is a big reason venturing into YouTube has never appealed.
I am making a small exception here as I want to explain my recent inactivity. Nine months ago I started my own consultancy business. It was a terrifying but incredibly exciting step. To begin with, blogging and running the business coexisted harmoniously. The joys of working from home and not having to waste time commuting meant I had more time which I could use far more productively.
Fast forward to today and it has been a total blessing the business has taken off in the way it has. However, it has come at a cost to the blog. It’s not that I don’t have time to blog. I’m a firm believer if you really want to do something, you find the time no matter what. Instead, I began to resent the amount of time it took away from my business.
As anyone knows who runs their own company you have to be obsessed with it to make it succeed and I felt the blog was holding me back. Honestly, there were moments I just wanted to shut down That New Dress altogether. The strict scheduling routine and pressure I put on myself had zapped all the fun out of it.
Happily, I’ve come to my senses and That New Dress is here to stay. I have put too many years and poured too much love into this blog just to throw it away. However, I do need to fall back in love with it and stop resenting it. As a result, there will no longer be a strict schedule, some weeks will have 4 new posts, others may only have 1.
But what I can promise you is this, I aim to keep the quality of content at it’s absolute best. I also promise not to take a reader or comment for granted. I am bloody lucky to have people around the world take time out of their day to read my musings. This blog has been my saviour on many occasions and that’s 100% down to you! It’s purely down to your lovely words and growing page views that keep me going!
I do ask one favour, if you are a regular reader, I would LOVE to know the type of content you relish the most. If you could name one previous blogpost you enjoyed the most, it would be incredibly useful, so I can hone in on creating content which is the most enjoyable, helpful and relevant to you.