So I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about my blog, and where it's going and why I started blogging in the first place. I originally created my blog as an online journal of my life as a new mom. Noah was only 6 months old when I started blogging. I have always enjoyed writing and recording my thoughts in a journal so I thought, why not give blogging a try.
Not quite a year later I started doing my first reviews and giveaways. I loved providing my readers with reviews of products that I loved and was given the amazing opportunity to review! As my blog began to grow so did offers to do reviews and sponsored posts, etc. And I would see other blogs with high value giveaways or even cash giveaways and keeping up with numbers and stats and I felt the need to keep up almost and so I looked for more reviews and giveaways to do and signed up for giveaways with other bloggers and just tried to keep up with the growing trend!
While I do still enjoy doing reviews and giveaways very much, I miss the personal aspect of my blog. I LOVE writing about my family and my boys and my life! I don't have the most interesting life, but I think it's a pretty good one and I enjoy telling my readers about it. I know some of you just follow for the giveaways or have only started following during a giveaway, and that's understandable. But I do hope so of my readers enjoy reading about my life.
So I have decided to continue to keep my blog a personal one. I have decided not to worry about the stats and numbers or how many giveaways I have going, or how BIG my reviews/giveaways are and just write about what I love-my family and my life. I want to share with you how my boys are growing. I want to write about my new workout routine. I want to share recipes with you! I just want to share my life with you! That doesn't mean I'm not going to have anymore reviews and giveaways. In fact, I have two to post within the next week! But they won't be as often and might not be as HUGE as other blogs. I will review products I feel that my readers would enjoy and benefit from. If it's not a product my followers would be interested in, I won't review it. I want my blog to be somewhere you can go to read about a fellow mommy or woman and relate to.
So I hope this doesn't totally turn you off to my blog and I hope you'll continue to follow me on this journey I call life! Without my readers I might as well just write in a diary with a lock and key! :)