Where Have I Been?
So I can successfully say that it’s been less than a month since I last posted, but I wanted to explain where I’ve been and why I haven’t been posting as regularly on the blog.
My answer is really straightforward: I got a new blog that’s taking up a lot of my attention. When I first started 7 Shades in 2016 (the most recent time), I had a 9-to-5 job with 5 vacation days a year and I wanted to blog to promote small brands and products on Etsy. It was never intended to be really popular, but honestly, it never really even got off the ground and it’s been rather disheartening. I posted a few months ago about the body dysmorphia beauty blogging has been bringing back to me.
Also, I’ve had a huge lifestyle change. As a lot of you may know, I love travelling. I’ve written about a few of my adventures here on the site. A year ago, I got laid off and a year ago today, I landed in Switzerland to continue my world travels with my severance money. A few months later, I got a more flexible full-time job in lawn care that also allowed me several months off per year. So now I’m travelling a lot more and plan on visiting Japan, Spain, and Portugal this year, and maybe Massachusetts and/or Mexico in 2018 alone. I’m living my dream and a have a world of a bucket list to see.
So that’s why I started my new blog: I Travel for the Stars. I was really hesitant to start a travel blog since travel is so personal but I’m really enjoying it so far and a lot more people are responding to the content I’m creating. I’m starting conversations rather than getting 6 likes on a selfie of me and my cat. And even though it would be cool to get free lipstick and clothes, it would be so much more rewarding to take sponsored trips and get paid to create content from anywhere. This is my new dream, so I’ve been putting a lot of my work and time into promoting the website. It’s been exhausting to the point that I don’t have much time for 7 Shades like I used to.
So am I closing? No. I actually do enjoy putting outfits together and sharing them on my blog. I’d really like to keep the website up for as long as possible. However, I think I am intent on deleting or abandoning my Instagram account since it received sad traction and it’s the part of blogging I haven’t enjoyed.
So there you have it! I am not disappearing but I will not be putting too much time into this website anymore. I look forward to doing new things with my life and making these changes, and I hope it helps others, as well.