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!