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I cannot tell you how overjoyed I am to write this post and make my new site live! This has been a long time coming and if you’ve been following Daily Dose of Darling since the beginning, then you probably would have seen this as a natural transition. I’ve written about this topic in the past, but this year it really hit home for me. I started blogging towards the end of 2013, my junior year of college. I had no idea what I was getting myself into and the thought of publishing personal topics about myself had always scared me so I stuck with fashion and beauty posts for years. It wasn’t until I really started posting videos on my Youtube channel this year that it hit me…people want more. There seems to be an oversaturated amount of content on the Internet and on social media of girls looking their very best and promoting an unattainable lifestyle that regular woman just can’t live up to (like myself). After a while I became tired of it all. I would find myself mulling over hundreds of perfectly curated images of bloggers who spent hours finding the perfect lighting, perfect background, perfect outfit, and perfect aesthetic. It seemed so unattainable coming out of college and wanting to start a career for myself that after a while I gave up on everything. I stopped making content I was passionate about and began going through the motions of what I thought was “on trend” or posts that I thought people wanted to see. I started writing and posting purely as a blogger and no longer as myself. My aspiration for this unattainable lifestyle that no one truly lives took over my blog and it stopped becoming my passion. I dreaded taking outfit photos, product shots, writing posts, or even working with brands because it started to feel more like a job and less like my passion as it had started. Sometimes working for yourself can be tricky because the more you work, the more opportunities come your way, the more connections you gain, and the more income you generate. After a while all of that plateaued and I became at a standstill so I decided that I would focus my attention to my Youtube channel. After about a few months of growing my audience, things started to grow rapidly and I no longer felt this void of interaction and a need to try and be someone that I wasn’t. I found so much more happiness in being myself and once I fully opened up to my audience, they connected with me ten times more. We became a small community of like-minded thinkers and people from all over the world who were going through a lot of the same things – dating, marriage, pregnancy, budgeting, choosing a career, being a good wife, etc. All of these topics resonated with my audience and I never thought that was possible, which is why I decided to start a new blog that better represents the content I want to continue sharing. Daily Dose of Darling for me represented an unrealistic version of my life. With my new blog I want to be as relatable and transparent as I possibly can. I want to write about topics that people actually deal with on a daily basis and fun topics too!
So welcome to my new blog! A few things have changed that I wanted to introduce you to. First off, I’ve started a newsletter that will go out once a week (I promise I won’t spam you;) that will feature a topical Q&A, giveaways, and life updates that will only be shown on the newsletter. So sign up here if you’re interested!
I will also be posting more meaningful content like I’ve mentioned. From topics on personal struggles, parenting, navigating motherhood for the first time, marriage, tried and true recipes, and of course outfits and beauty posts too. Let me know which topics interest you most below!
Thank you again for taking the time to check out my little corner of the Internet. Whether it’s my through my videos, blog, or social media, I truly appreciate every comment, email, like and reply.
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