What I’ve Learned From Blogging

I have been blogging for a little over three years now. What I’ve learned from blogging is that time has some to do with myself, but a lot to do with how I react to the world of social media and fashion as it is ever-evolving.

There was one single purpose for starting this blog – to help others boost their confidence and feel like their best self by sharing my tips and tricks in the lifestyle department. Over time, it became less about boosting confidence and more about keeping up with others. I found myself competing with other bloggers instead of building them up, and I started to see the blog as a chore instead of a source of joy. The brand was supposed to be this really great thing that boosted women and lifted up any reader who dare scrolled the pages! Without sounding too dramatic, I want to get back to where the The Closet Dime began.

I recently listened to a podcast about growing one’s Instagram. What I thought would be a 56 minute course into algorithm strategies, turned into a heartfelt and encouraging interview with someone who preached about authenticity and staying true to one’s self. (Well, that was certainly unexpected!)

The main points of the episode were as follows:

  1. Your following means nothing if you’re not having people engage with you.
  2. Put your work into connecting with people who are already following you.
  3. Your top priority is to create content for your community.
  4. Ask your followers what they want to hear.

This all made so much sense once I heard it out loud!

The blog started for you guys. Slowly, however, it turned into a gallery of what I thought you wanted, instead of what you really needed. It’s time to hit the reset button! What I’ve learned from blogging is that just like your life evolves, so does your brand.

Next Steps

While this won’t happen overnight, I’m excited for this next chapter of The Closet Dime. If there’s anything you want to see, or are particularly curious about, let me know! I’m focusing on being more available for chats and fellowship, and I want to make sure this blog is a resource for anyone who wants it.

Get excited, dimes! We’re getting to the good stuff.

 

xo,