Happy Weekend Friends!
I hope it has been a good one. Mine has been quite busy and I LOVE it. Yesterday I had a shopping date with my blogger bud, Kristen of Love, Lipstick and Pearls. We spent a good four hours shopping, lunching and chatting. I am so grateful to have this platform that has brought some incredible people into my life. After that I picked up dinner and spent time with my sister and nephew. My sis came down for a couple hours before heading across the country for a week. I got in work outs on both Friday and Saturday evenings, which felt good. This morning I am meeting another friend to see The Hunger Games and have lunch. I plan on relaxing (and maybe cleaning??) all afternoon. I love having plans and enjoying my time. I am a happy girl.
The past few weeks I have really been thinking, plotting and planning about my blog. I have a bazillion things running through my head and I want to start getting some things into action. So I have a few thoughts to share and some questions for you all...
1. I think that Pinterest is an incredible tool for Bloggers. I enjoy spending time pinning and finding inspiration. I love that I have one place to keep it all together. I am even more excited about the new terms and how that can affect how and why I do things. I know that some bloggers pin their own looks and that many bloggers are pinned by their peers/readers.
Question: Should I pin my own looks or let others do it for me?
2. Facebook. Oh Facebook. I really do love having a page. I have been pretty active on my personal page and love the interactions I have. I know many of you have a Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest and so many other sites. I prefer following via Twitter and HATE when I see the same things on Facebook, Twitter AND the Blog. I personally feel like I cannot keep up with all three social media outlets and keep them fresh and different. BUT I know that I am missing potential readers by not having a Blog Page.
Question: How important is it for a Blogger to have a Facebook Page? Why or Why not should I create one?
3. Facebook Part 2. While I am active on my personal page I do not share anything about my blog. I have the link on my info page but I don't think people really look at it. I am not shy and don't care if people I know read my blog but I don't like making it a big deal. Am I the only one who is weird about this?
Question: Should I be promoting the blog on my Personal Page or keep quiet like I have been?
4. If you follow me on Twitter you may or may not have seen some of my tweets about my feelings on blogging lately. A couple tweets definitely created some conversations and discussions that brought up a lot of great questions/concerns. I feel strongly about a few things including Posing in Outfit posts, What REALLY makes a "budget" blog considered "budget" and Personal Style. Most of those feelings are not the best. I have been incredibly annoyed and bothered by the blog-o-sphere lately. :/
Question: Do you have any pet peeves or feelings about Blogging/Bloggers that really gets you thinking? How do you handle it?
See...my mind is buzzing.
These questions barely scratch the surface. I really hope that you all will chime in and share your thoughts and feelings. I really value the opinions of my readers and learn a lot from them!
And if you feel like reading even MORE about where my brain is at, head on over to my Personal Blog to read about my Fitness Struggle this past week.