Darling Life is going to pivot from a blog about everything to a niche. It’s taken some working through to figure out what that is and you may have noticed it’s been a little quiet around here.
I’ve been so utterly conflicted about Darling Life – about what I want to achieve with it, where I want it to go, why it wasn’t giving me the buzz it should.
So what did I do?
I had a break from the Blogosphere.
Stopped blogging, stopped visiting blog related Facebook pages and stopped listening to blog/marketing related podcasts.
I worked on myself firstly – I listened to some really good books, I listen to audiobooks and podcasts on my commute, which gave me insight into me:
Finish by Jon Acuff
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
Quiet by Susan Cain
Ice Cream for Breakfast by Laura Jane Williams
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
The books helped me realise so much about me and helped me accept the problem is me -I’m trying to balance the blog with my health, my job, finishing the house to sell and you know the small task of raising two toddlers. I’m such a perfectionist and I’d rather not do something than do it to the level that I don’t think is the best and I can’t be everything to everyone and that’s ok.
You should have seen my husband’s face when I talking about realising I was a perfectionist – he was dumbfounded I didn’t know.
Then I found this quote
Boom – it gave me the permission I’d been needing to be crap.
The Way Back
And I joined Vix Meldrew’s Grow and Glow when I realised that I love blogging and I don’t want to be without it.
Since joining Grow and Glow I’ve met a bunch of like-minded women who are truly community first.
Working through her first bundle made me reflect on what I want Darling Life to be, and I realised I want it to serve the professional woman trying to have it all because that’s what I am.
I started listening to podcasts again and realising that it’s not all applicable to me and my blog. I don’t need to figure out how to work brand collaborations in and do everything right now!
In hindsight, it seems silly that I thought I had to do everything straight away. I was just explaining to Thea (3 years old) that learning is like when we play with lego we have to put little blocks together to make big towers. Hello – pot calling the kettle black!
The Future of Darling Life
So Darling Life is going to pivot from being all about me, well it’s still going to be about me but it’s going to help women like me who are trying to balance motherhood and careers, and I’ll bring in a little about doing it all with chronic illness along the way.
The geek stuff I may move over to a different blog – I’m still debating I don’t want to spread myself too thin, but it’s such a huge part of my life I want to share. There may be a Darling Geek on the horizon.
I am so excited for the future!