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Don’t Call It a Comeback

Hey, y’all, it’s been a while!

I have had a stressful couple of months. Many of you may know that I teach online part-time, and whenever I’m teaching a course, the life kinda gets sucked out of me. In fact, this course was so stressful, I had two nightmares about it.

Couple that with a few other things that were weighing on my mind, not sleeping great because of said nightmares/stressors, and being tired of all of my winter clothes, and I’ve just had no creativity left to give.

And, if I’m being honest, guys, I’m a little discouraged about my blog. I really enjoy it, and I am so grateful to all of you who have read it – whether for a long time or who have just recently started.  But, I don’t know how to grow it, and I don’t know how to take great pictures. And, I compare myself to so many other bloggers who apparently have professional photographers as spouses, or at least have beautiful back yards in which to take their pictures. Or, even more discouraging, have worse pictures than me (and in my opinion, since I’m being honest and vulnerable here, not as cute clothes), but way more readers/followers/sponsors, etc.

I realize we’re not supposed to compare ourselves. It steals your joy and all of that. But, in the cut-throat world of fashion blogging, it’s pretty hard not to. (I’m just kidding about the cut-throat part. Most of the fashion bloggers I actually “know” (aka, we follow each other on Instagram) are quite lovely.)

All of that to say, I’m having a bit of a blog identity crisis, and I don’t know exactly what’s going to happen. But, I’m not quite ready to give up. Also, I just paid to renew my domain, so I’ve at least got to get my money’s worth on that. So, if I seem a little off my game over the next few weeks (months?), please forgive me. I’m trying to re-find my blogging self.

And, if you feel so led to offer any words of advice or encouragement, please know that the floor is always open.

For now, here’s an outfit I wore a long time ago, but honestly, I wear these pants about once a week, so it very well could have been something I wore yesterday. If you ever find orange pants in the clearance section at Target, do not hesitate for one second. You will not regret your purchase, I promise!

7 Comments

  1. SB! I have been a day one reader- how can I help get the word out? I’d love to support and get those numbers up!

    • Sarah_Beth
      Sarah_Beth

      March 13, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      Aww, thank you, Liz! I love this so much, and I really appreciate the encouragement. I’ll be thinking about ways I can get you and some of my other faithful friends involved. Love you! <3

  2. I almost always read your blogs….and 9 times out of 10, am laughing out loud, smiling, and / or taking mental notes. I’ll do a better job of commenting and letting you know my thoughts.

    • Sarah_Beth
      Sarah_Beth

      March 14, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      Thank you so much, Em! Love you – and always appreciate your encouragement! <3

  3. Hi Sarah Beth. I’m new to your blog and to the blogging world, so to speak. I know what it feels like to be discouraged about a lack of blogging “traffic”. I just started a blog not long ago, but it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Hoping to get more readers…
    Anyway, I wanted to encourage you to keep on blogging. It’s something that you’re passionate about doing and you should always do what you feel passionate about, even if it’s just you and a few others.
    I would be glad to become a reader on your blog, if you like. I don’t know much about fashion, but I can help offer a few words of encouragement when applicable. And I’m connected to other bloggers who are in to style and fashion and it may help you to get a few more readers. 🙂 And please check out my blog when you get a chance.
    My name is Mike and it’s good to meet you; from one blogger to another. 🙂

    • Sarah_Beth
      Sarah_Beth

      March 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Thanks so much for the encouragment, Mike! That’s very kind of you. Headed your way now!

      • You are welcome Sarah Beth! Believe me, I’ve felt the frustrations of blogging myself, so I appreciate all the support that I can get.
        Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for commenting! I really appreciate it! Please come again!
        Best wishes for your continued success in blogging! 🙂

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