Love You Muches has been around for 2 years and 3 months, and I must admit that sometimes I still don’t really know what I’m doing. I do know that I’ve enjoyed sharing our life here on this little corner of the internet. Blogging has been a mostly positive experience for me. Recently, I hit a bit of a rough patch that forced me to re-evaluate this space and what I want it to be. I’ve had many brainstorming sessions with myself over the past few months and made list after list. Finally, I can say I have a real vision for the future of Love You Muches. For the first time in a long time, I have a true passion and excitement about blogging! It’s a relief, because I didn’t really want to give up on this little hobby. I just needed a new direction. Things aren’t going to change drastically or anything, but I do have some changes in mind for the future.
To my loyal readers, I thought today would be a good time for a blog relaunch of sorts. Back to school time has always been my favorite time of year for a fresh start. It’s getting close to that time of year, so I’m making today a fresh start on the blog! I thought I’d share a little bit about my vision and redefining this space. Welcome to my first ever “State of the Blog” post!
I’ve already mentioned my new background and header, but have you seen my cute new Social Media icons! I finally feel like a real blogger. They were designed by the talented Sara of This Southern Mom. My cluttered sidebar has been bothering me, but I love how it looks now! Thanks again, Sara!
Love You Muches is a place to share everything I hold dear. Above all, I want to glorify God with my writing and be a positive and encouraging voice. I want to document pieces of our life and share my heart.
I’ve renamed and redefined my post categories. The new categories are:
- Life – Posts under the life category can be about our daily life, our family, and current happenings.
- Heart – Faith posts, devotional type posts, thoughts, memories, musings, and stories all go under my favorite category.
- Sweet Home Alabama – A look at southern culture, local life, restaurant reviews, events, etc.
- Fascinations – This category is for all my favorite things.
- Creations – Creations is the category for quilts, recipes, decorating, and anything DIY.
For now, I’ll be focusing on two main series.
Lovely Little Blessings posts are about things I’m grateful for.
I’m really excited about my Sweet Home Alabama category and series. I have lots of ideas for fun things to share here. Look for my first post next week!
Money & Sponsorship
Since I use WordPress.com for my blog, I can’t be a member of any of the major ad agencies or blog networks like Blogher or Clever Girls. I don’t currently use affiliate links either, but I do have WordPress’ word ads installed. My personal decision has been to not do any sponsored posts here. If I do a giveaway where the item has been provided for me to giveaway, I will disclose that information here. Basically, I don’t make any money from this blog. Writing and blogging is a hobby for me, and I love doing it! This isn’t meant to be a reflection or judgment on anyone else. This is just how I’m choosing to do things on my site.
Y’all make this fun for me, and I wanted to say thank you for reading and following along. I really appreciate it!
There you have it. Thank you for indulging me on this lengthy blog post about blogging. I’m looking forward to the future of Love You Muches.
Love always, Beth