It’s been a minute since I’ve made a blog post on this blog. Over the past few months, I’ve been building something new. A new blog. I have loved this blog so very much. ELEVEN YEARS of life lived and documented here. When I travelled, when I stayed put. When I was single, broken, waiting, dating, engaged and married. A whole decade of my life, poured out as I tried to constantly find a balance between sharing my words and keeping up with the blogging trends. In this little blog’s golden year(s), I had months where I made over $1000! Pretty cute little side hustle if you ask me.
But trends die down. Blogs went from spill your heart and share your life to teach people or convince them to buy. Inspire them to create or sell them something you’ve made. I am NOT THAT INNOVATIVE. I am not put together enough for any of that, and so I’ve found myself really struggling.
What is my niche? How do people find me? Why do they stay? Well my top posts are about a Whole 30 Mocha, Trusting God when your heart hurts, Love letters to send to your best friends and Brands I like to sell on Poshmark. So yeah, no real niche and people never stay.
I felt it a LOT with my Instagram. I had 5,500 followers and such a low interaction rate… mostly because they were acquired from so many different avenues. Some were friends, some were bloggers, some were Poshmarkers, some were Whole 30ers. I felt so STUCK trying to navigate my way out of this analysis paralysis about what to post, what to say, where to go.
One day I couldn’t log in to my Instagram (THE SAME DAY I MADE A REEL I WAS SUPER PROUD OF) and I thought.. okay, this is it. I’d picked out a name. I’d thought about it. It was time to do it.
So I did it, and that’s where I am and what I’m doing. I don’t know how to leave this blog. I don’t know if I ever will. So long as I have hosting, this blog will be around.
But in the mean time, feel free to join me over at littlemartianfamily.com <3