resolutions for the blog.
Just like many of you, I’ve spent some time reflecting on the past year and am looking forward to the next. I’ve thought about my work-life balance, my health, my family, my personal progression … you name it. I really value introspection and learning from the past and applying what I’ve learned to how I move forward – personally and professionally.
There is one very specific area of my life that I’ve thought a lot about, that directly affects you – my readers. I’m talking about my blog – this very spot right here! The reason I’ve spent a considerable amount of time thinking about my blog is because I have felt a lack of balance in my sharing lately.
The past year or two have been deeply challenging for me, for a myriad of reasons. Because of the obstacles I have faced, I found it quite difficult to do much of the blogging I wanted to do. I still poured my heart & soul into my sharing and I still blogged regularly (a lot, in fact!). But I have really felt a lack of balance in what I am sharing.
So here we are – about to embark on 2014. My team and I have been dreaming and scheming about what we want to do to shake things up around here. I’m so ready to infuse a breath of fresh air into the blog and on the website in general … and I think you’ll notice – in a good way!
What you can look forward to in 2014 >>>
- Good Life. We are launching a brand new weekly series called “Good Life.” On Sundays I will focus on the part of my tagline that says “cultivate a good life.” This will be a dedicated place to share ideas on what it means to cultivate a good life – but you’re not just getting my limited perspective. I’m hand-picking people from all walks of life to inspire us. My hope is that you’ll be super inspired with this content to jump-start the beginning of each week.
- At Home with Becky. There will be another new weekly series called “At Home with Becky.” On Wednesdays I’ll invite you into a different area of my little world (mostly at home) and share little ways that I “do things,” including some of my favorite recipes, organizational tips, housekeeping patterns, DIY ideas, favorite products … you name it. Most of this will have nothing to do with scrapbooking. It’s just me, in my home, doing what I do, however I do it.
- Beautiful imagery. For the first time ever in the history of ever, I have an actual in-house photographer on staff who will be taking most of the pictures. Historically, I’ve taken on that role myself so hallelujah for Kara and better story-telling with stronger photography.
- Project Life. I will continue sharing when we have new products and announcements and inspiration that I think will really benefit others. I always have plenty of Project Life content to share (naturally) – but I’ll be sure that we remain well balanced with other interesting subjects.
One last word about all of this: We are really excited about our plans, and I am personally so grateful to have a little but robust team of talented people that will be instrumental in the execution of so many ideas. I spend a significant amount of time preparing and sharing new blog content on a frequent basis, but I do not monetize my blog. I have no sponsors to please; just a desire to provide inspiring content.
Please know that I fully expect bumps in the road. My schedule will get knocked off track from time to time because I’m a real person with real challenges and a lot that I’m juggling in life. So I appreciate you being patient as I continue to evolve. I know many of you have been loyal readers for many years. Thank you for stopping in. I am humbled that you make me a part of your routine, and I take that very seriously. I don’t want to waste anyone’s time. I have the sincerest desire to uplift, inspire, and motivate you in your quest to cultivate a good life and record it.
Here’s to many exciting things to come in 2014.