I’m only 3 days late to the end of year goodbye and Happy New Year post party but your girl was tired. This holiday has consisted of a house full of family up until a few hours ago and a ton of planning and ripping and running. I needed a minute.
2015 was a year of learning and change. I would venture to say 2015 was the year that I figured out and embraced who I am at this point in my life. That feat didn’t come easy. Lots of tears and deep in my feels moments but I tell you, I’m better for it.
This little blog did some amazing things in 2015. For the first time I surpassed my income from when I was working full time and that was no small feat. Thank you to those who come here and share and interact with me. While earning a living from doing this is nice, first and foremost its the true friendships I’ve gained from this space that keep me trying to figure this thing out between sponsored and genuine posts. I think I made headway on that last year. There will continue to be relevant sponsored content in 2016 but at a far lower post count than my genuine lifestyle content.
Speaking of, I’m implementing an editorial schedule of sorts in 2016. It will go as follows:
Monday | Home centric content
Tuesday and Thursday| Sponsored content if applicable or when I am able to dictate the posting date
Wednesday | Ramblings and musings on family and life etc. Video content
Friday | Fashion and/or beauty
Sunday | Weekend happenings and/or Project 365
2016 on paper is looking to be quite amazing for this space. I’ll be opening an online store in the next few weeks. I have a few more kinks to work out on the back end. Can’t wait to share!
I hope you all had a wonderful year. Again, thank you for hanging in there as I transitioned. I ask only one thing of you this year as I intentionally go about growing this space on the web, if you see a post that you really liked please share! I’ve put a super easy share bar to the left and the bottom of each post. If you are already logged into your social networks it will automatically share with your click. Thanks in advance!
H A P P Y N E W Y E A R!!!!!
CarissaJanuary 3, 2016 at 9:25 pm
This is AWESOME…congratulations!!!
TiaJanuary 3, 2016 at 9:27 pm
Happy New Year! Your blog continues to be such an authentic space. I’m so happy for your growth. Can’t wait to check out your store!
PatriceJanuary 3, 2016 at 11:00 pm
I look forward to supporting your store! Happy New Year!
LaurenJanuary 4, 2016 at 8:26 am
Congrats! Excited for what you have to come & cheers to 2016!!!!
kemkemJanuary 4, 2016 at 8:37 am
Congratulations! Sounds like you had an awesome 2015! I wish you much continued success in the new year!
KimberlyJanuary 4, 2016 at 9:04 am
Congrats on what seems to be exciting possibilities on the horizon.
NiecyJanuary 4, 2016 at 4:08 pm
So cool. Congratulations. I enjoyed coming to this space last year.
Simone S. GrayJanuary 4, 2016 at 8:33 pm
You Go Girl! Congratulations on what’s to come! YOU already Got this!
Kirstin N. Fuller (@thetravelindiva)January 4, 2016 at 9:14 pm
Love your editorial schedule. I like that idea instead of a calendar. Congratulations on replacing your income through your blog. #Winning
Allison JonesJanuary 5, 2016 at 6:57 am
I was just working on my post calendar for the new year! It’s really a big help to know what’s coming up and organize accordingly. Happy New Year! I’m sure 2016 has some great things in store for you.
Law_FalJanuary 5, 2016 at 3:17 pm
So proud of you!!!!!
Siobhan (BeFree Project)January 5, 2016 at 8:09 pm
Happy New Year! Looking forward to checking out your online store and the content that you’ll share on the site.
CandaceJanuary 6, 2016 at 12:21 am
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I still wear my shirt from your t-shirt line so I’m looking forward to your store 🙂 congrats! I put together a calendar too lets hope it helps me keep it organized
SonyaJanuary 6, 2016 at 4:37 pm
Congratulations on surpassing the income you made while working full-time. I’m excited to see everything you have planned for 2016.
FabEllisJanuary 6, 2016 at 5:01 pm
You go girl! That is a wonderful accomplishment and I’m hoping to soon follow in your footsteps when it comes to blog income. Also, I noticed earlier this year that you changed your blog name and I just have to let you know that I absolutely love it!
Tiff @ Sip The TeaJanuary 6, 2016 at 11:23 pm
Congrats on surpassing your work income. That’s an amazing feat
KiwiJanuary 7, 2016 at 3:12 am
I love how you segmented every day of the week for a different blog content theme. I know myself and my lifestyle I wont be able to do that, but working on doing a minimum of 3 post weekly!
StarkeyJanuary 7, 2016 at 10:52 pm
Congratulations on a great year! My blogging goal is to remain consistent. I wish you the best this year!
Chrystal, ChryssVIJanuary 10, 2016 at 7:25 pm
Happy New year to you too! Good luck on your schedule.
T. EspinozaJanuary 13, 2016 at 3:43 pm
*belated* Happy New Year! I have yet to come up with any kind of plan for well… anything LOL Thanks for the motivation!