Sunday, November 20, 2016

Gearing Up For Change

Preparing For A Life Shift

I've blogged for three years. I was resistant to starting a blog because I didn't think it would be "successful". I thought, who would want to read what I have to say?...and that thought kept me from starting.

I eventually got over that by convincing myself that I would blog for me. Over the years, I noticed 3 things: 1. People I thought would be my biggest supporters, weren't. 2. People I thought wouldn't care, cared so much. And 3., Blogging can create a lane for new people in your life; allowing strangers you would have never met otherwise to become close by sharing stories over internet space. Dealing with those 3 things alone allowed me to become even more comfortable with blogging for me! Over the years, I created a space where I could document my hair journey and share what I was learning about my hair with others who were interested in being a part of this journey with me.

Throughout life, we evolve. We learn life lessons with the hope of becoming wiser. I recently turned 31. I've learned some great lessons over the years and I continue to learn & realize things every day. The more I learn and evolve, the more I want my blog to evolve too. I want to share these things, not only for you but for the now me and the later me.

My blog name is 'Just Mi!' but the tagline is 'Life with Natural Hair'. So far, most of my content has been about my natural hair.

I'm not proposing that my blog is going to change drastically, I just plan on incorporating more life content. After all, we've been taught that we are not just our hair. My life is changing in so many ways. I'm taking on new roles; and now, I'll be sharing that with you. It will be fun and I am excited.

I'm taking a break from blogging because I had to fit wedding planning somewhere into my busy schedule. I was already having a hard time making time for blogging, so I thought it best to take a break from it so quality wouldn't lack.

I really hated to let blogging go and I often think about it: ways to improve it, staying true to myself and my reasons for starting the blog, wanting my blog to grow with me as I embark on these exciting new chapters. I also wonder about you; my audience. I wonder if anyone is checking for my posts. Are people visiting to see if I've published anything new? I know it's up to me to keep my blog on the radar. I could schedule posts to show up on your social media outlets at opportune times, but I kind of want a fresh-ish start. I wonder if my blog will pick up speed again or if it will surpass where it was before. Knowing what changes I face within the next few months and years, I wonder if I'll even have the time to turn my blog into the vision I keep seeing.

Only time will tell. It would be great if time was 1 to 2 years, but I can't be mad if it's 4 to 5 years! I'm living life the best way I can and having a ball while doing it. I can only promise to do what I can when I can! I have nothing but time to devote to my blog and because I'm doing it for me, I'm here for the long haul. I'm interested to see how this 'new' content will rate with you all. More than that, I'm interested to see how I will fit it into my space here.

With the holidays just around the corner, I'm uncertain if you'll hear from me before they arrive. I'm active on Twitter and IG so you can always visit me there, but if I don't hear from you, have a wonderful Thanksgiving, a very Merry Christmas...and an extraordinarily happy New Year.

2017 must hold some super exciting things for us all!

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