When Your Blogging Plans Change
Hello, beauties. I have been working on my October goals, and one of them was working on pop-ups, newsletters, and freebies for my readers. During the entire process, I realized I was just doing what I thought “good” bloggers do.
I am always hearing how important email marketing is, and while I genuinely want you all to subscribe with email to stay updated on the latest from HH, newsletters and all of the expected blogger strategies aren’t really my style. I appreciate each and every visit from my readers, and I love sharing and connecting on social media. But when it comes to sending out a newsletter, I’ve learned quite a bit about what I want for this blog.
I have made countless newsletter templates and drafts. I even created a new logo for this blog, but after sending beta newsletters to myself and a few friends for testing, things just didn’t feel right. I love what I do here, but after working on newsletters and email marketing, I decided it wasn’t for me. Sure, I want to increase my traffic and keep my readers returning, but I don’t want to commit to something that doesn’t feel right for me.
I have tiny tots. I just wrote and published a book. I blog 3-4 times a week. I know that I could handle a newsletter regardless of my chaotic work from home schedule, but I don’t want to say, “subscribe for freebies.” I don’t want to trade the content I create for a laundry list of email addresses, at least not right now.
Honestly, I just want to share it all with you whether you decide to subscribe or not. I just want to help people learn to love themselves and spread some happiness, and I don’t need a pushy, weekly newsletter to do that. I will be working on some visual updates, buttons, and widgets for HH, as well as a freebie page.
I can’t wait to share the content and freebies that I’ve been working on with you all, so if you want to subscribe for standard, automated updates, that would still be lovely. I will have freebies like worksheets, guides, prompts, calendars, and more. I’m hoping to finish the freebie page with some new printable and downloaded content within the next two weeks.
I will also continue to share news about my recently released book, Eat the Damn Muffin, in upcoming posts. I want to eventually be able to do gieaways and really extend myself and what I do for my readers, but this has been a learning experience. I’ve learned I can still do this and give you all of that without a newsletter.
I am tweaking my pop-up, because I want everyone who stops by HH to know they are welcomed and beautiful. I know this may seem like a odd thing to do, but sometimes, you just have to listen to your gut.
I still love discussing things like parenting, everyday life, and products. However, a big shift that my blog has taken is towards body image, sex, relationships, invisible disabilities and mental health. I love every single topic, but lately, I’ve been working on my awareness and advocacy a lot more. I also recently contributed to a book with essays about body image, and I can’t wait to share that with you all when the time comes.
I will be adding more parenting posts, because I want to find a balance. The shift towards bodies and mental health is something that I not only needed but am really passionate about, so I will work on finding a balanced way to share my mom journey as well as my body positive journey. I want Housewife Hustle to have a little bit of something for everyone if possible. I have a many interests, and I know I’m not alone.
I don’t think there are enough ways to thank you all who have been here and supported my journey. It’s crazy to think a year ago I had no idea what I wanted for Housewife Hustle. Now, I just want to help people and provide a space for them to come to and leave happy. I’ve always loved making people smile and feel beautiful, and if I can make that my career, then you bet your ass that’s what I’m going to work on doing.
I want to give back, and help people see that they are worthy of self-love and confidence. It goes beyond body image and feeling beautiful. It’s about our emotional and mental health and just genuinely loving the person that you are. I really want to help others be the best version of themselves and show them that they deserve to be happy in the skin they are in.
I want to be there to share my mommy moments with those who need a break from a busy day of parenting. I want to share my journey with disabilities and show that community that we can be whatever we want. I want to help someone see that they don’t need to chase numbers on a scale to be happy. I honestly want to show all of my many sides and passions and be there for others.
I can’t wait for this next chapter, because I will be continuing to grow Housewife Hustle with or without a newsletter. I hope you’re all along for the ride, since it feels like the start of a grand adventure. Have a wonderful weekend.