There was a blog from Sweden that I loved – bjooti.net. I won’t link to it because I found out over the weekend that the blogger has shut down the blog and removed its archives. I couldn’t read Swedish of course – I’m not that linguistically inclined – but Google translator is a huge help, and her gorgeous pictures spoke for themselves.
One of the reasons advanced was that it was just getting too much to keep pushing to stay in front – to be the latest with the newest news all the time (being one of the top European beauty bloggers, she was). It left her no time to herself because our blogs for many of us, are a hobby and after 3+ years she decided enough was enough. I’m sad about it of course – she was a lovely blogger, but it also made me think.
I’m hitting that 3+ years bump – we’ll turn 4 in just 8 months! And I’ll be honest that the whole chasing for new news thing got overwhelming and has been overwhelming. I’m thankful of course, that I’m able to indulge in my little hobby, and thankful that I am being consistently fed with news about… you guessed it, the latest and newest, and I’m eternally grateful and thankful that so many of you out there find the information helpful and useful.
But I’ve decided to make a little change here at My Women Stuff. It was a decision I made (and one I’ve implemented) before I learnt about bjooti.net but that was the little push I needed and I thought I’d tell you about it.
I’m making a conscious decision to stop chasing the rainbow – because you can never catch it, nor will you ever find the pot of gold at the end. If you do, it might just be leprechaun’s gold and evaporate overnight.
I will still post about new and latest things in the beauty world that I’ve tried or come across, but it may not be “news” nor may it be “breaking news” by the time I post about it because you know, trying products, photography and writing takes time. If something new interests me off hand, I’ll be sure to share, as I have been doing. Maybe I’ll summarize it all into bite-sized snippets. I will continue to tell you about the things I try and the tips I learn. But, it may not be new or news or a “scoop”.
If it is, hey! That’s a bonus for you! 😀
If I receive a preview, so will you – but I’m not going to chase for it.
What this also means is that you will not see posts about sales or offers on the blog. They will always be on Facebook and Twitter as and when I come across them – as I’ve done for a while. I will sometimes tell you about contests brands run or events where you can win stuff or get nice freebies, but it will be the exception rather than the norm.
The biggest change might be that you may not see posts about upcoming makeup or beauty seasonal collections ahead of time – there are many many blogs out there with many many lovely pictures anyway. I am personally overwhelmed at reading about Fall news in June when the Summer collections are just hitting the counters. I will post closer to launch date if I feel so inclined, but like I said, I’m done with chasing the rainbow.
One more change. I will still run giveaways. I know its the reason why so many of you are reading 😛 but there will be markedly fewer due to constraints on my time. Real work that pays the bills is going a little bonkers and yes, I have bills to pay.
What will continue are my daily posts, product reviews, thoughts and tips and maybe a rambling or ranting or two 😛 Nothing changes there – just what is being showcased, which at the risk of repeating myself, may not be “NEW!” or “LATEST!” or even “You read it first here on My Women Stuff!!” Has there ever? 😛
I know many of you want to read about what’s new and what’s the latest and if so, I’m sorry I may not be the most up to date resource for you. But My Women Stuff is also for me, and I’d like to live in the present for a little while, and tell you about what I’m enjoying (or not) and using now. Its a lifestyle change I’m bringing over to my blog because my blog is me right? 🙂
I hope this won’t affect the way you read My Women Stuff – I’d hate to lose you 🙂
Our regular schedule will return after this message 🙂
Update: Can’t reply everyone but thank you for the support – I truly appreciate it. No worries, am not shutting down – not just yet 🙂 Its business as usual here on MWS – not going anywhere just yet 🙂 As Buzz Lightyear will say – “To infinity and beyond!”