Happy March! The year is flying by so fast already and yes, I can totally believe it. I’m back today with part two of my “Sometimes Its Just Time” series. You may have noticed that I took a good bit of time off in February, but I explained why in my newsletter than was sent out last week. If you’re not signed up, make sure you do so, because last week’s newsletter contained an awesome branding freebie and I’ll be sending out more in my newsletters. Basically, I took time off to continue to evaluate my rebrand and the direction I wanted to take my blog. I also have some other things on the homefront going on that contributed to needing to take that time off, but more on that later!
As you can see, New Mama Diaries is no more. I know, sad face, but it was time. The site has been given a complete facelift and completely rebranded. I still have a few things to change, such as my About Me graphic, but I’m hoping to get some new headshots done soon, so it will most likely get changed then. I do have a post coming up all about the rebrand and design inspiration for the site, so hopefully it will be up in a few days. I debated posting this post before that one, but decided I wanted to go into more detail about the rebrand, intentions, and direction before I went posting about the site design and such. Nonetheless, the noticeable changes are the color palette and overall feel of the site, which I’m super happy about. I loved my old design, as it had been heavily customized by me, but it was always a little unsettling and heavy. With that design I was going for “bold”, but don’t think I ever accomplished that. Apparently, there’s a fine line between bold and heavy. #graphicdesignerproblems Anyhow, I’m not really a bold or heavy kind of person, as I’m more dainty and girly, with an edge. As much as I looovvveee hot pink, the softer pink is more fitting, comfortable, and pleasing to the eye. I love the new light feel of everything and airy and inviting presence that my site now has now. Its something I’ve always strived for! Anyhow, before I get too carried away talking about design, I’m going to get back into the intent and direction of my site.
I wanted to make my site more personal, allow you all to get to know me while still having focused content. Again, as I stated before I will still write about motherhood, marriage, and even post a recipe every now and then, but the bulk of my content will be based on blogging, branding, design, and social media management. Its so much nicer to actually have specific subjects to write on, instead of writing about any and everything. I feel so much more focused, and for an undisciplined girl such as myself, that’s a good thing! In the 7 or 8 years I’ve been blogging, I’ve learned so much, but I’ve really learned the most in the past year and a half. I would do you all and myself a injustice not to share. I think that’s a contributing factor to many of the issues that plague creatives today. Many don’t want their toes to be stepped on, so they don’t share. They only feel that there’s room for them and no one else. I believe there’s room for everyone, so I have no issue sharing. Everyone has something unique to bring to the table, whether they have a little or a lot of experience.
I’ve found that people who give back frequently, have the most success. Ladies like Marie Forleo, Hilary Rushford, and Regina from ByRegina are constantly giving back, and their success speaks for it. They are successful and people support them because these ladies convey a giving spirit. They aren’t threatened by fellow entrepreneurs that may be within their same niche, because they are busy thinking of ways to help others. Its a cyclical affect and I have truly been inspired by these ladies. Yes, they are entrepreneurs who make money doing what they are doing, but if anything you want them to be successful because of what they do for others. Being in the company of these ladies’ awesomeness is inspiring and motivating to me to find that one thing I can contribute to the world in my own unique way. Its one of the things that prompted me to seek a different direction for my site and look within myself to see what I was truly passionate about. I realized that its been the same thing all along, helping others. I’ve always wanted to help people, and every job I’ve ever had involved helping people. I even have a degree in an area where I’m constantly helping people. Helping people makes me happy and is extremely fulfilling. I feel that you should only put your time and energy into things in your life that truly fulfill you. If it doesn’t, its going to show and you will soon get burnt out. This has happened to me numerous times, where I kept pushing myself to do something that I got no fulfillment out of. Needless to stay, those situations or things I was doing never seemed to work out or be as successful as I wanted them to be.
Now, I’m dreaming bigger and digging deeper to do what makes me happy and fulfilled. My intent for Bliss & Faith, is to be a place of community where people feel they can get positive reinforcement and helpful resources. As much as I’m helping you all, you’re actually helping me to be better. The more helpful content I put out there for you, the more ideas for even more helpful content will pop up in my brain. The easier it’ll be for me, not feeling like a chore or task, to post or respond to you all and, truly and accurately help you.
The front page of Bliss & Faith says this all in a nutshell:
…a blog all about helping fellow bloggers, creatives, and small business owners. It was created out of a passion for growth, development, betterment, sharing, and giving back.
So with confetti dreams and glitter-filled schemes, I invite you to join me on this journey. Let me know what you need and what I can do for you! At the end of the day, that’s what its all about.
I’ll be going into more detail about the branding and social media management aspect of Bliss & Faith at a later time. However, if you have questions now about either one or need help, please reach out! You can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.