As I was catching up on one of my favorite blogs a few days ago, I spotted a post title that completely resonated with me. Hey Natalie Jean decided to publish a sort of “state of the blog address” to answer reader questions, and although I want to discuss something entirely different, I found it appropriately titled — so here I am.
Let’s talk about some things you may have noticed in the past month or so, plus the direction of this ol’ blog of mine.
WHERE I’VE BEEN
Blog posts have been sparse around these parts and I myself have been a bit flakey due to an extremely long and wonderful family vacation that involved a whole lotta wondering and New York, Virginia, DC, and Maryland. Although I’ve been away from the world of blogging because real life always comes first, I’ve had a lot of time to think and reflect and I feel good! I’m ready to get back to writing, clicking photos, oversharing, and interacting with all of my favorite readers and fellow bloggers. I think it’s a good sign when you’ve missed writing on your blog, no?
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
I want this blog to be a personal reflection of my life so you’re going to see less sponsored posts and giveaways, more photos of my life and my family, and of course, lots of home projects. So if paint colors and office renovations aren’t your thing, run now. But really, I’m turning our entire rec room into an office/studio space and I cannot wait to share every step with you guys. Any suggestions on where to find a cute table for a printer?
I also want to publish more recipes. I’m constantly cooking and baking bread, but I don’t have the patience to write anything down. Apparently I’m allergic to measuring anything and would rather throw random ingredients together… because that’s kinda fun. But I’m excited to share my favorite healthy recipes with you all since I haven’t done that in a while.
Finally, I’m still going to share my photography shoots, and our weekend trips and family vacations, so that won’t change at all. But like I said, it’ll hopefully be more personal!
I’m still going to offer blog consultations, which I absolutely love, but I’ve suspended sidebar ads until at least November. I need more time to focus on writing and photography (have I mentioned that I booked my first wedding?!) and I just don’t have the time for sponsorship, unfortunately. I really wanted to mention the ad suspension in another blog post because I’ve received a couple emails from bloggers interested in sidebar ads and I feel horrible for turning people away. It’s not that I don’t want you on my sidebar — I just don’t want you until this fall. ;) Then we can get to know each other and party it up!
And there you have it — the state of Postcards from Rachel. Let me know if you have any questions and thanks for sticking with me as I figure out what the eff to write about. Writer’s block is no fun.
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