When I put together this website initially I had a grandiose vision of what I wanted to do with it. I wanted to be trendy, perfect, and to do what all of the other bloggers were doing. I took courses, read blogs, subscribed to email lists, and read books a plenty. I started trying to do things that would appeal to readers when I really wasn’t sure who they were. I wasn’t loving what I was writing because I was under the impression that you just needed to write something to get started, be consistent, and try to monetize. I would wrack my brain trying to figure out what I could write so that people would want to read and come back to my website and blog. This really fun and unique thing began to feel like this is a burden. I didn’t like that feeling I didn’t want that, I don’t want that.
Writing, photography, and crafting are all therapies for me. These activities allow me to release stress, verbalize my ideas and emotions in a non-self destructive way. Because I was swept away in the hype I put more pressure, stress, and set goals that were clearly unrealistic, unattainable. I was writing with my voice but not telling the stories from my heart. And that leads us to this moment right now.
I am at a crossroads about to commit the cardinal sin frowned upon and even discouraged within the blogging community. I am starting over. Same name, same place, even the same look, but wiping the slate clean. I’m creating a format that works for me and hopefully will be seen by those who are looking for an online personality that wants to build a community, foster awareness, and create a knowledge base. I’m not going to be a blog-o-naire. But I am going to carve out my space as a lifestyle expert, content curator, and online personality. I welcome you on this journey with me. Either it’s going to go well...Or Nah.
xX mahina Xx