There have been so many great wrap-ups from SNAP and I love seeing them and reliving it once again – because really – it was THAT much fun!! Before I went to the conference I wrote a post about how meet ups could possible be awkward and how I was going to try really hard to get outside my box – well I am happy to report that I did go out of my box a little bit more! Not as much as I should have (chicken!!) but more than I would have normally. I met so many amazing people and was finally able to put a face behind some many darling bloggers -
Just like I mentioned in my post, I was sort of let down by a couple bloggers who I thought would be different – but really it was no big deal and all the darling ones totally made up for it!!
But rather than sit and talk about how much fun I had and who I met and what swag was my favorite – because you can find lots of those fun posts all over the place!! (yay!!)
I wanted to tell you about some of the classes I went too and how they totally changed me and my perspective about my blog/website.
I went to a class about “Everything you wanted to know about Facebook” and I learned that I have a lot of work to do on my Facebook page! I had no idea that there were so many apps (or any apps at all) that you can apply to your Facebook page – who knew there were websites called Woobox or Shortstack or Offerpop to help you with all your Facebook needs?? Personally, I had NO IDEA!! I do know that my page needs a major facelift (but I did manage to get a cover on it finally!!) and hopefully you will be seeing some fun new changes in the near future!!
I went to a class about Style and how to reflect who I am on my blog. Do my readers know me? Do they like how my blog is set up? Can they tell my style by reading my posts? And I found myself asking “What is my Style?” What do people know about me by looking at the content on my homepage? Does this really reflect who I am? and I found myself thinking NO more than I thought YES.
Another class I went too was about being personal – without oversharing. I heard from some amazing bloggers who have shared their life stories and it made me wonder if I should share more of who I am – how I came to be me today and if my readers would be interested in knowing about past life stories or the fact that I have trapped my 18 month old daughter in her high chair with a bag of fruit flavored marshmallows and am letting her eat them to her hearts content so that I can finish this post…. Do I post about how Spencer and I fell in love? How I had finance crush my heart? How I found a boyfriend making love to some other girl for his first time and went crazy??!! I do feel like I want to share more of myself and how I came to be – I just need a plan on how to do it!
One of the big questions that was asked over and over and over and over again was “What is your goal?” and really in thinking about this – I don’t really have one. I mean, I know that I want to create beautiful things – but that is about as far as it goes! I was talking to my cute roomies about this and told them that I feel like I am lacking in opportunity in my life and blog life. I have seen so many bloggers accomplish so much and take fun opportunities and I sort of feel like I am lacking – only I have a HUGE problem, I don’t know what goal or opportunity it is. I guess I just want something to fall into my lap but the cold hard truth is that is never going to happen. I have to make opportunities but before I do that I need a goal!
The last class I attended was DIY class. This was the biggest kicker of the whole weekend for me. Do you guys know that I know how to use a mitre box? I know way more about painting and staining then I should? That I bought myself an air compressor for Mother’s Day last year? That I can personally install molding all – by- myself?? Nope, I don’t think that you do and it is all my fault. I want to share those things with you but I don’t – and for the life of me I cannot figure out why? I have a ton of projects around my home that are “meat and potato” posts but instead of showing you the chair rail I installed all by myself – I fill this blog with fluffy junk. I am stopping that.
I attended a lot of other great classes as well and have a few things to ponder there – Like how do I bring more outside, inside? or where can I find fluffy down pillows that don’t have pokies from the feathers? But the ones I mentioned got me to really thinking…
What direction do I want my blog to go? What do I want to show you? Do I really need to post something every. single. day? What things around my remodeled work in progress home can I share with you that I know you would love to see?
My blog is going to make a pivot…
a pivot in a different, better direction – one that is more personal, more my style and more about the things that I love around my home and my DIY projects. Please bare with me these next couple of weeks as things may be sparse – I am working out a plan! I hope you stick with me because so far I have a lot of fun ideas!!