Newness Ahead

vintage crochet dress

I’m going to be honest. The last year has been a crapshoot when it comes to creating content for the blog and keeping things active on Instagram. You guys tell me that I make juggling motherhood, the blog and running my digital marketing agency look easy. Well, maybe I make it look easy, but I would be lying if I didn’t say that I feel like I’m letting everyone down in the process because I realistically can’t dedicate 100% to all of these things plus my husband, family and friends. It’s a CONSTANT juggle and I drive myself crazy.

Over the last year, my digital marketing agency has grown immensely, and as a result, my attention to the blog has suffered. I’ve never been a full time blogger and that has never been my goal, but I always tried to dedicate full-time hours to the blog. When I first started the blog, I was posting 4-5 times a week. Last year, it was more like 4-5 times a month and let me tell you, I felt guilty every day. I started the blog as a passion project which turned into a business that is making money. With the amazing community I’ve built and now part of, I felt like I kept falling in the trap to keep up with everyone else on Instagram! I don’t like to compare myself to others, but it’s hard seeing people hit major milestones and growth and then you feel like an immense failure. As a result, this made me dislike blogging and I kept telling my friend Melanee that I was just going to delete the blog and my Instagram almost on a weekly basis. I’m really glad I didn’t because I love blogging and the community we’ve built together. Plus, I’m not ready to go away!

So what’s next? Well, I have to dedicate full time hours to my digital marketing agency since I now have 11 clients that require daily attention and come with a lot of responsibilities. I’m going to share more about my business on the blog: freelancing, getting clients, and any other questions you have but the main focus of the blog is and will always remain vintage fashion and interiors! I’m going to commit to posting 2 posts a week on the blog that will include vintage guides, outfits, interiors, and other reader requested topics. I also recently got the trademark for A Vintage Splendor for a few categories, so I will definitely be introducing some new things this year. Although I can’t commit full-time hours to the blog, I want to deliver top quality, engaging content that we all love.

With that, this is post #1 this week and I have to get cracking on my next post for you! If you have any specific requests for content on the blog, Instagram or Instagram stories, please leave a comment below!

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4 Comments

  1. Breanne
    January 9, 2019 / 11:24 am

    Girl, cut yourself a break! I understand that full time bloggers have to stay x amount engaged to keep up metrics to charge sponsors, but if that’s not your goal, don’t feel obligated! Pop over to unfancy.com. She’s one of my favorite bloggers who now posts once a month (if that), and I’m sure she still has readers. You’re killing it and have a lot going on.

    Do you and don’t feel guilty about it!

    • January 9, 2019 / 3:37 pm

      Awww Breanne, you’re so sweet! I know I need to give myself a break, but I feel like I owe it to you guys to deliver fresh content. I’m going to check out unfancy for sure. And thank you again for your supportive note and following along. You guys keep me going! Thank you!

  2. January 9, 2019 / 6:09 pm

    I love your honesty Annette! I have felt absolutely the same way over the last year about my own blog. Your content is outstanding, interesting, and engaging. It inspires me to keep going with the blog while also juggling motherhood and a consulting business!

    • January 10, 2019 / 9:13 am

      Thank you so much, Rebecca! I appreciate the support. It really is a struggle but I keep going because I love this community and I hope to inspire you all on a daily basis. I hope you’ll keep blogging! xx

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