GETTING REAL

Hello there, I know it’s been quite a long time since my last blog post! I took somewhat of a non announced break from blogging because to be honest I just did not know if I wanted to keep doing it any more. Blogging for me became more of a chore then a form of expression, in which was one of my original intentions when I first began to blog. Within the time I stopped blogging I came to the conclusion about two things, one, many have discovered my vintage shop because of my blog and two, I really enjoy blogging about what I want to blog about.

I went back into my archives and realized that my niche fell into the department of lifestyle blogging back in 2009 & 2010, more then I thought so. I use to share about my happenings with my amazing daughter Zoe. Blogged about snap shots of our adventures and our mommy daughter dates. I shared about movies, fashion, quotes, inspiration and pretty much all the things I enjoyed. And of course I shared shop updates and happenings.

Then I did the big no, no. I started wanting to shape my blog into more of a fashion blog only, which clearly I was not. Although I am a Fashion Designer, blogging about pretty much that one topic including style post did not come naturally to me. It’s just not what I really only like blogging about all the time. I also started comparing myself to other blogs and again a big no, no. You just can’t do that, as cliche as it is you do have to find your own voice and be yourself. My bud Karen and I have had countless discussions about this, questioning yourself, how do you compare to other blogs, blah, blah blah. I felt a bit lost in this huge world ofΒ Β blogging.

And then of course you want followers, again you can’t compare. I actually had more followers back then when I was more myself, than I do now; that should have been an indication to me. I also must admit that I have never been a consistent blogger, which makes you unpredictable and many folks just move on.

So with that said, I begin a refreshed chapter in blogging and I am rekindling what I know and love most. It’s probably going to take a bit of time shaping my blog to what I want it to be but I know I’m going back to my roots and blog about what I enjoy best!

I will be bringing in new features like d.i.y’s and food, which if I was not a Fashion Designer, I would have probably wanted to be a Chef. I also will only be blogging three times a week, which is what I know I can be consistent with.

For all those who have stuck with me, thanks! And to any new readers, I hope to see you here again!

Lots of love,

Gisela

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3 comments

  1. I'm glad you are back!I had to take a step back and look at what I was getting involved in online and ask myself if God was in each piece, and then trying to let go of the things I was doing just to try and keep up with everyone else.You did a smart thing by taking a break! Clears the mind. (smile)

  2. Michele,I know what you mean, that's how I felt. I just needed to re-evaluate what I wanted to accomplish on my blog. I definitely want to add more value for my readers more then anything else. I hope I can shape it that way! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the sweet comment. It feels good to be back!

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