Bloggers & Blogging
I never thought writing this blog post would be something I would ever find myself doing. However with the New Year being about endings as much as new beginnings, I think the time has come.
I am taking a break from being a blogger, at least for now… My interests in particular have shifted remarkably from what this blog was founded on. Yes I still love fashion, style, and food… but the way those things fit into my life has changed. I also work in digital marketing, which means I spend a lot of my working time on the computer. While I love my work for the challenges and opportunities it’s given me, it has meant I’m more interested in spending my non-working time away from the computer.
I do want to thank you for reading my blog and being a part of Style by Joanne as it has grown up over the past 3-4 years. It’s been a wonderful journey, and I’ve met some amazing people and been given opportunities that never would have otherwise come to me.
I might return to blogging in the future, though perhaps in a different shape or form. Though the best thing for me this year is to take a proper break, and enjoy this time in my life that I’m not quite sure how blogging fits into just yet. I still intend to be involved with the NZ Blog Collective, and of course will remain active on Instagram, and Twitter – so follow me there if you’d like to know what I’m up to.
For now, best,
This week I’ve contributed to Independent Fashion Bloggers with a post about the importance of creating pillar content! I was ecstatic to be invited to contribute to IFB, and it’s a great feeling to see a post of mine up on the IFB blog. Pillar content is something I feel very strongly about, and it’s something that has worked for me hugely in building my blog.
If you think that fashion bloggers are just people who post pictures of themselves and redistribute look books and fashion editorials, then you couldn’t be more mistaken. Fashion blogging involves a whole suite of skills – and they don’t all blossom overnight…
I get it, coming up with great post ideas can be a challenge. The hardest scenario? Coming up with great post ideas off the top of your head, with a blank post open and finding out that the creative juices are just not flowing.
There are times when I get the urge to write about something in particular, and so I do it, but that’s not always the case and so I like to have a bunch of ideas from which I draw on (I use this ‘bunch’ to create my editorial calendar at the beginning of the month).
I wanted to weigh in on this weeks Friend Friday questions because I thought they were so relevant to the post I made earlier this week on creating an editorial calendar for your blog.
It is difficult to balance a blog, school, a job, social life and other hobbies & interests – and this weeks questions were around the question of ‘how do you do it all?!’