State of the Blog

State of the blog

Coming back, I knew that meant I needed to buckle down on my “vision” for the blog.  I’ve always attempted but never quite fully executed it before.  The beauty of doing your own thing is you are in control, so I’m sure, like with many brands, updates and tweaks happen as often as they need to.  But here is how the blog will move forward now that I’m back:

SOCIAL MEDIA

As of right now, I’m simplifying.  I used to love Twitter, but since I went on hiatus, I found I never logged in.  I think Instagram and Periscope are changing the face of the social media platform.  Facebook plateaued awhile ago, and though there are still great reasons for it, it’s definitely no longer the preferred platform.  With that said, Instagram will remain the best way to connect with me.  I will still put effort into Facebook, but only as long as it makes sense.  I will attempt Periscope before having an official opinion/decision on that app.  Google+ has SEO advantages so, like everyone else, that will still be background noise as a lot of my blog automatically posts to that anyways.  Twitter will probably be the same in that aspect.

COLLABORATORS AND GUEST BLOGGERS

I have four wonderful monthly contributors that will post on the following topics: lifestyle, food, parenting, DIY, and wellness.  These are paid positions and I no longer have any openings.  I hope to eventually increase their pay before I open up more paid positions, but I will let you know should any positions come available.

I open the blog up to collaborators and guest bloggers because they bring new perspectives and expertise where sometimes I cannot.  Plus, they bring a fresh face.  I will continue to offer guest post spots with my advertising (see below) in the hopes of also doing this, but I will be more intentional and mindful of the content quality and frequency.

TYPES OF CONTENT

I will not be the newest mommy blog.  I love my daughter, but I’m more than a mom.  I love technology, business and branding, fashion, etc.  This blog will be less all over the place, even though there are many passions I would love to include.  I need to simplify however and so in addition to the four contributor categories, you’ll see more of my The Better Blog Series, technology, life updates, and the occasional other lifestyle categories.

Advertising

If you would like to be on my sidebar, I take a limited number because I really want to go above and beyond and work behind the scenes with you.  Let me know if you would like to advertise by starting at my advertise page.

Guest Posts

I take a very limited amount of guest post content on my blog.  I already commit to five paid spots per month with my contributors.  Any more than that will be on a very select basis.  This includes sponsored content.  I will, however, accept collaborations for money and financial posts as well as business related posts.

Feel free to get in touch if you’d like to work together or if you have any questions.

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