Ah yes, with the ringing in of the New Year comes the commitment to live a renewed existence – 2019 is the year that we get fitter, smarter, stronger, healthier, more educated and dominate the world (just like the last 31 years). In all seriousness, there is something refreshing about the start of bright, shiny year that does make me want to make some kind of a change but I just can’t put my finger on what it is specifically. When I started this blog, it was strictly all things makeup and beauty, I soon realized that I had pigeon holed myself into a niche that didn’t totally define me. I love makeup, I have no problem admitting that, the whole ritual of makeup is simply delicious to me and I’m not knocking my love or anyone else’s love for makeup but I felt the need to expand my content. So I started blogging about books, movies, television, home decor, my minimalist journey, recipes and a bit of clothing but my content is still heavily beauty/makeup/skincare saturated. The thing is, those posts perform better than all of the other content that I post and I’m starting to wonder if I should just go back to the more focused content? I’m kind of at the point where I feel like it would be better to do one thing really well rather than many things all a bit mediocre. Obviously, this is just a hobby for me, it’s a stress reliever, it’s a way to squeeze a little creativity into my very structured life. It’s not about followers and numbers but I do want to post content that people enjoy and can relate to. January will be a bit of a mash-up since I plan to share some of the details about my Veganuary (in the least preachy way possible), I have a birthday haul to post that does include some clothing and I have new books to read that I received for Christmas so no huge content changes there. Apparently this title is purely clickbait 😛 But I’m curious to know if other bloggers have experienced this malaise with content and feeling like they want to change what they write about? It seems so easy to just go back to all beauty but I recently did a huge clear out and was peeved off at how many products were expired which is totally my own fault because I just have more product than I can use! I’m kind of at a point that I just know what products I like and I’m not itching to go out and purchase the newest foundation or powder or blusher when I have ones that I love. I’m definitely interested in clean beauty, I’m also turning 32 so I should probably get one of those jade rollers and a retinol 😀 I do have the new Drunk Elephant retinol on my wishlist, I’ll report back if I pick it up.
Anyway, I’d love to hear what content you enjoy reading! Do you prefer following more specialized blogs or enjoy more lifestyle content? I personally enjoy just reading about people’s lives and everyday activities but generally, other people’s lives are usually more interesting than mine. I hope that you are having a beautiful first day of 2019, we have a new inch of crisp white snow and the sun is shining here, a perfect January day 🙂