state of the blog address

State of the Blog Address

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!

SPONSORSHIP

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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  • Lindsey

    I’m so glad I found your blog! I look forward to seeing your office space!

    blousesandblush.com

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      I always love meeting new bloggers. Thanks for reading!

  • Kyla

    Try cb2! It’s a modern extension of crate and barrel. I’m sure they would have something

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Thank you for the suggestion! I’ll look now. :)

  • http://totravelandbeyond.wordpress.com/ Macy Gutermuth

    I can’t wait to see more about you and your adventures!

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Thanks, Macy!

  • http://www.MrsLauraBeth.com/ Laura Beth

    Love it. Can’t wait to keep reading ☺️

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Thank you for the support, Laura! :)

  • tricia721

    Thank you for posting this. I have been kind of sparse with my posts as well on my blogs. You you guess right, blogs. I think it does have to do with summer and vacations (even though I have one coming up in December). You have given me an idea to write on (in my own words, course). I look for to hearing about your new Office.

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      It is SO hard to post in the summertime. Too many things going on… plus the warm weather is nice. :)

  • http://www.lifeplus1.me/ Lifeplus1

    Growing pains it seems. I’ve only been publicly blogging for 6 months and I feel like I’m changing directions a little bit all the time…trying to find my voice still, but I think I’m getting closer. I feel ya.

    I like your personality and I’m sure that will shine through in whatever subject you want to write about.

    PS – I like fewer sponsored posts… ;o)

    V

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      You’ll continue to feel like that, unfortunately. I seriously go through growing pains every couple of months it seems. Hopefully I find my groove. Or maybe I’m just weird and never will. Ha.

      And yeah, fewer sponsored posts is always a good idea. :)

  • TheJessaOlsonBlog

    I love the changes. I will love to continue reading your blog. We are getting more settled here in WV. I’ve been doing some debating on things too.

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Thanks, Jessa! I’m glad you’re getting settled. I still feel like we’re not completely moved in.. but hopefully that changes soon. Ha!

  • Mar

    Ah your first wedding! Congrats, that’s so exciting!

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      Thank you! I’m nervous but hopefully everything goes smoothly. Fingers crossed!

  • Guest

    I don’t know if it’s me being nosy, but I love personal stories! Looking forward to upcoming posts! :)

    Wandering Polka Dot

  • Tihana Smiljanić

    I don’t know if it’s me being nosy, but I love personal stories. Looking forward to upcoming posts! :)

    Wandering Polka Dot

    • http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com/ Postcards from Rachel

      I’m right there with ya. I like personal stories too!

  • http://lifeandtimesofacollegecowgirl.blogspot.com/ Tatyana Z.

    I can’t wait to see what you do with your new office space! World Market or Pier one has cute smaller tables that double as desks or just holding something small like a printer!

    Glad you’re revamping for you! Can’t wait to hear more!