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I’ve decided that this week, I’m going to try to post every day. I’ve discovered in the past that it’s the best way to drag me out of any kind of blogging slump that I find myself in. Also, I find myself rejuvenated with regards to my blog since I actually pulled my finger out and changed the name. I have lots of ideas that I am jotting down in my new filofax, and they’ll be making an appearance throughout this week.
So this is just a post to let you know what is going to be coming your way in the future of Is That You Darling. If you’re a long time reader, you’ll probably know that I have a bit of a habit of starting a series of posts, and then failing to see it through. I don’t really know why this happens, but it does! I recently made a list of all these series, and I am going to be picking a few of them up from time to time. As I said, this week I am planning to post every day, but in the future I want to try and post at least three times a week. Sometimes it will just be a ‘Best in Show’ post, which, as you may know, features my favourite five things in any given category. Sometimes it will be a more personal post, not anything deep and meaningful, but a round-up of anything fun I’ve been up to.
I’m also going to try out a few new things. I want to try and be part of the blogging community at large, and it’s something I have found really difficult. I think the main reason for this is that my blog doesn’t really have any structure to it; where other bloggers can definitively call themselves fashion bloggers, or beauty bloggers, or craft bloggers, for example, I can’t do that. I will never be a beauty blogger, because I just don’t have enough interest in beauty for it to be a large part of my blog. However, I sometimes think I would like to blog about a particular item that I find and love. The same goes for fashion; I love clothes, but I don’t consider myself an expert in any way. However, in the future, you might see the odd Outfit of the Day post (if I can pluck up the courage), and sometimes I might do a review or feature of a product I like. I don’t know yet – I think about all the blogs that are out there that are already doing these things, and I think that there is a touch of oversaturation. I won’t be doing it unless I think I can bring something a little different to it!
The one thing that I do want to feature more on my blog is crafts. I don’t do a huge amount of crafting, but I do love what I do, when I do it! I knit a lot, though less in the summer, and I want to do a lot more cross-stitching. Again, I do think that there are already a lot of craft blogs out there, but the great thing about crafting is that it can be so individual to the person doing it (in a way that I don’t think beauty, and to a certain extent, fashion, is).
I’m also hoping to feature another giveaway on my blog in the coming months. I really loved doing one last year, so I’m trying to currently set the wheels in motion at the moment! I’ve set up a Facebook fan page for the blog, something I have been meaning to do for a while, so that if the giveaway happens, I’ll use the Facebook page to help promote it. Please feel free to like the page! (It’s a bit bare at the moment but it’ll look a bit more professional soon, I promise!)
I’m hoping that everyone that was a fan of the blog before will continue to find things that they love, and I’m hoping to bring in a few new readers too!