Firstly….did you notice anything different? Different digs. New URL…wooohooo!!!
As a veteran blogger of over 9 years, one of the things we as bloggers are constantly told is to be consistent. Be the same you all the time. Because after all, who wants to read someone that is constantly changing the venue, changing the menu or the content?
Well guess what? I’m not like all other bloggers. I change, my life changes, my world evolves. I grow, I learn, I evolve.
Now, I’m sure this has and will continue to be perceived as the worst way to gain followers – if this is something you choose to do. After all, what am I blogging for? Who am I blogging for?
Stripping that question down to the bare studs requires a ton of soul searching. AND, I’ve done just that! Always doing it. Always trying to be the best me possible. Trying to find my purpose in life. For some, it’s easy and they know. However, for me, it’s been and will be a life long journey. One that I welcome and love to share through this world I call blogging.
Why do bloggers blog – The Beautiful Blogger
Age old question this one, well as old as the world of blogging is. Why do bloggers blog?
To share of course.
We have something to say and we love to share. We want to share…we need to share.
I started my first blog to share pictures of our twins when they were first born 9 years ago. Way before anyone talked about being a blogger, about stats or media kits.
Before it was cool.
I just wanted to share.
I started The Deal Fanatic blog to share my frugal finds…that’s it. Then, it grew and grew and became something I had no idea it would ever become. A full-time career. It would become the reason I began a career in Social Media for a large hotel chain outside of the home I’ve called my office for 8 years. My blog(s) grew. So big once starting my “out of the home” career, I had no time for the blogs I worked so hard to grow.
I needed to condense my ever evolving life. Getting things to it’s most simplified form was needed in a bad way, and quick. But I still needed a way to express myself, a way to share and “meeting spot” for like minded folks out there. After all, I’m a blogger…that’s me.
With all the changes happening around me, to me, beside me, I noticed my beautiful was becoming less and less like others beautiful. Or what we traditionally call beautiful. My house was desperately lacking in the love that it needed. But I was ok with the new. The beautiful that was now my everyday.
My hair was taking a turn for the wildly different.
Day 1 begins again. Couldn’t do it any longer and cut it off. Deep conditioning w/ #sheamoisture & #castorOil
Life was happening, in a big way but not the way everyone else’s was happening. But I liked it. I like being the different I saw that was pouring out of me. It’s been something that has been apart of me since the beginning. “The different, is me.” My kind of beautiful looked different and I’m cool with it. I can’t tell you how often I’ll post. Nope, there’s no editorial calendar. I can’t tell you strategically what time of day I’ll post, uh uh. I can tell you that you will find everything that’s beautiful in my life. My kind of beautiful. essentially……Our Kind of Beautiful My family, my photography, my obsession for all things craigslist, IKEA, food, hair, film and music. me. The beautiful in my day. The beautiful in me. The beautiful in my family. I am a lover of love and life. I strive to find the beauty in everything.
Not really but kinda. I’m not interested in hiding how I got here so if you happen to click over to my archive, you might (you will) see pictures/articles from my old sites. The logos are still on the images so you will know exactly where the post originated from. This is my journey. Our Kind of Beautiful journey.
You can Follow
Oh the world of social media and it’s many many outlets. And yes, I love them all. I’m pretty much on every network because I like to try new gadgets out. I might not stay but I love to try them out. For now you can find me active the most on Instagram (I have two – one public and one private). Let’s face it, in the digital era there are certain things I just do NOT want floating in cyber space without me knowing it’s stolen (I’m human). My social icons are above the top of this blog but here’s the skinny of it all for those reading in a reader:
PINTEREST- lala – OKOB
PINTEREST – OKOBbrand
READING – my to-read shelf:
SUBSCRIBE #2 – Good old fashioned email
You can Join
The best way to grow I have found in my lives experiences is to share, compare and discuss. I’ve grown so much from the connections I’ve made through blogging and I want to keep that momentum going. If you’re interest in sharing your beautiful, do so. Hashtag your pictures with
Share and support the beauty of the different. Hoping this new journey leads me to as many if not more wonderful relationships I’ve developed in the past.