This is going to be one of those crazy posts with a little bit of everything…. But it’s more fun that way, right? Oh yeah, totally!
So for the first matter of great excitement, 200 FOLLOWERS!! Near the beginning of October, this blog had just reached 100 followers. Now, only a little more than 2 months later, we’re at a current tally of 208!! Thank you all so much for your encouragement and support! Without you readers, well, this blog definitely still wouldn’t be going. 200 followers came so fast, I didn’t even have time to think about doing some kind of “special” post. So this quickly thrown together post will have to do. 😉 Now, I’m deciding to get ahead of the game and start planning ahead for 300 followers. At 300 followers, we will have a giveaway. And I’m thinking it’s going to be a pretty amazing one! So to all of you amazing readers, thank you all so much for your sweet words of kindness and your faithful reading. Keep reading, following, and sharing with your friends, and hopefully we’ll get to 300 quickly!
So now…… for some semi-sad news….. I’m going to be taking a blogging break
for the next 2 years oh, sorry, no, not that long, just until January 1st. So what will I be doing in the 21 days until I come back? Well, I definitely won’t be bored, I assure you! Mostly, I’ll be spending time with family, helping with church music ministry stuff, and trying to get a boatload of schoolwork done.
Besides everything else going on in life, there are going to be some HUGE blog changes going on around here. *Hopefully* most, if not all, of these changes will be completed by January 1st, or soon after. So would you like to hear about what’s going on? Great!
- First, I’m switching this blog to my own domain and a business WordPress account!
- The blog is being monetized. (Paid adds, affialiate links, etc. And don’t worry, no you won’t be bombarded with a million and one adds or affiliate links 😉 )
- A shop page will be added to the website with music albums and vintage hand lettered pendant jewelry. (And maybe after awhile, several more handmade products, which are not yet being disclosed)
- And many, many other small changes for the better. There’s just way too many things going on to list every single one, but I’m pretty excited about it all, and can’t wait to see how things work out!
This “Free Indeed” necklace is just one of many different designs that will be available. Stay tuned in January to see how all of this will be working out! Honestly, I’m not. even. close. to having all of this business stuff figured out or knowing exactly how it will all work out. But I’m doing my best, and trusting that hard work and dedication will pay off in this area, just like it has in so many other areas of my life!
And for those non-bloggers who are wondering, YES, blogging can be hard work, and YES, it can be crazy, especially if you are trying to create something successful. (Which can be defined many different ways, of course.) I actually still hesitate to use the words “hard work and dedication” when it comes to working on a computer, because I have always been such a “work with your hands” kind of girl. But yes, this does take a lot of work and dedication, even if it’s not nessacarily “get your hands dirty” kind of work. (Ha, trust me, thankfully, I still have a huge amount of that kind of work in my life 😉 So that’s perfect because it balances out all of the technology work that I am also doing.)
In the past, I would be the first to say, I have not at all been super dedicated to this blog. Now, that will most likely be changing quite a bit as I should be spending a lot more time trying to build up a successful blog/website/small business in this upcoming year.
My goal in blogging right now? To be successful enough that I can afford to hire someone to sort through all of my blog business emails for me. Like don’t you just love it when you open up your email, only to see that you have 879 emails to sort through!?!? (I mean, all you readers are amazing, but seriously, inside, I think I die a little every time I see that)Yeah that was me yesterday. Ha ha, seriously though, I’m already dreading the hundreds and hundreds of emails that all of this new blog growth is going to be creating…… But you know what? It’s so worth it to be accomplishing these goals!
Are you looking forward to all of the changes that are going to be happening? I know that I sure am! Once again, thank you so much for reading, and I’ll be back on January 1st!