I’ve wanted to write this post for a while, but never could seem to get my fingers to type out the words. Lately, I’ve thought a lot about the blog and the direction that I want to take it. The last 6 years of writing this blog has been incredible and I’m so grateful for the opportunities and friends that I have made along the way. However, as I’ve grown I feel it’s now time for the blog to align with said growth and evolve.
At the beginning of the year as I was setting out my business goals the list just seemed to get longer and longer. Seriously, there are so many things that I want to achieve this year and rather than kill myself trying to get it all done, I’m come to the decision to change my posting schedule. Again, I’ve wanted to do this ages ago, but felt like I was letting my readers down. However, I feel that this is the best thing for me right now.
So what does this mean for Celery & Cupcakes?
Nothing? The content will remain the same on the blog, but I will be just posting slightly less. Depending on client deadlines there will be weeks where I post more, but generally I will be sticking to two posts a week for now. There have been weeks where I’ve really pushed myself to the wire trying to get a post live, at a set time and day and to be honest it kind of took the fun factor out of blogging. Not only am I hoping this more relaxed posting schedule will result in taking some pressure off myself, but give me more time to create better quality content too.
Already, I’ve started to put some of these changes into action by revamping my newsletter, which you can sign up to here and put the wheels in motion resurrect my YouTube channel by posting videos more regularly. Also, I want to get more involved with Facebook Live, but always scared that I’m going to be there talking to myself; I’m now ready to get a grip and just put myself out there more. I’ll be sending out invites to these themed Facebook Live recordings in my newsletter, so watch this space!
Another thing that I want to do is make the content on the blog more focused and I will no longer be posting my Life In Rewind posts as they tend not to fit the overall theme of the blog. Admittedly, I was getting a bit bored of writing them (even though I liked their reflective aspect) because let’s face it, some months nothing really exciting happens in our my lives and there isn’t much to report back on. I’m addicted to Insta Stories and I post over there daily as a behind the scenes and what I’m up to, so you can see what I get up to from day-to-day.
Of course, as I previously mentioned there are also the plans to start my studies later this year, which has niggled at me for a while and I’ve decided that 2017 is the year that I’m going just do it. I really want to extend inspiring women to ditch the diets and embrace their version of balance and loving who they are beyond the blog. Qualifying as a nutrition or wellness consultant will allow me to manifest this and expand my business.
There are also plans to revamp the blog and give more talks to brands and workshops too. Seriously, I’m so excited for all these changes and I hope you enjoy seeing them all come to life over the next year.