It was never my intention to slow my roll when it comes to how often I write a post. But these days I wonder how I ever blogged five times a week, while running my shop and working full-time. I mean seriously, how the fuck did I do that? I think I was likely borderline crazy, working myself to the bone. But, after all, it was that determination and hard work that allowed me to leave that pesky full-time job.
Now a year and a half into working full-time, the demand in my shop requires it to be my number one priority. And I am ok with that because that is where my dreams lie. I have never had the intention of becoming a “big-time” blogger. Gone are the days of thinking up trendy, Pinterest-worthy topics, daily (I mean, here I am, writing a post about my own personal thoughts without any photos). It has become so much less about views and followers and more about connecting with the people who have followed me along the way. I want to give my customers a glimpse into my life so they know who they are supporting.
And honestly, I think that is what suits me best anyways. I often struggled writing this blog before and I think that’s because I was losing focus on what I enjoy. I recently realized that it is not really the consistent writing that I miss, but the connecting. The relationships. Reading other blogs. I miss reading other blogs a lot! In fact, I would love to hear some of your favorite blogs to read in the comments of this post. I’m most interested in business-related blogs, regarding Etsy, business tips, etc…but I would love to check out anything that you find inspiring.
I think it’s time to refresh my blog feed and put more of an effort into reading, sharing, connecting. I find other people, their stories, so interesting. In reading, I know I will feel a lot more inspired within, which hey, could make me more inspired to share here as well!
Also, while I have not been blogging so much, I have still been a bit of a press whore. You can listen to my first podcast over at Fresh Rag (talking about in’s and out’s of Etsy selling) and read my latest interview for Great Over Good (less business, more personal fun questions) if you feel like you need more Jules in your life.
Thanks for listening. :] xo jA