PERSONAL | Finding a niche
It’s been quiet here. I’ve been MIA, and I feel really bad about it for some reason. I know, I know – ‘you don’t have to apologize, it’s your blog’, yeah.. I know. But I’ve been feeling bad for another reason. The fact that I’ve kept some distance from my blog the past few weeks made me realize something. Something I think I have known for a while.
Of course, the reason behind me being away for a couple weeks was because of vacation. Since I was having a break from school and work, I decided to leave blogging and social media for what it is, too. The week after my vacation I had some stuff to take care of and I also got a nasty root canal procedure done that didn’t go as planned, which means I’m in pain right now and I have to go through it again next week – umm, I’ll spare you the details on that. :’) During my vacation, however, my blog was on my mind constantly. I couldn’t not think about it. Something was bothering me. A lot.
The thing that has been bothering me is that my blog has no purpose whatsoever. It feels blanc to me. A blanc space that I used to flood with daily posts, in attempt to fill up the space and make it to my liking. Didn’t work. Don’t get me wrong, I loved every second of it (except perhaps for those times photoshop froze on me, the CSS didn’t do what I wanted, when I looked at my expenses after buying stuff ‘for the sake of my blog!’, when I deleted posts that I had been working on for hours because in the end I disliked them — yeah, you get my drift.. hahaha), but it just didn’t feel right in a very weird and unexplainable way. It wasn’t unique. It wasn’t standing out from other blogs. It wasn’t – well – I wouldn’t say it wasn’t me, but it was just not as close to my heart as I wanted it to be, I guess..? Oh, look at me, I don’t even know what I’m saying. That’s how confusing this situation is!
What I’m trying to say – I love reviewing products, I love posting outfits, I love sharing my favorite webshops or items or whatever, I love it all! And I want to keep doing it! But I don’t want it to be the main purpose of my blog. I have been having this idea.. This new direction I would love to go with my blog. To make a big U-turn and follow my heart, you know?
It is no secret that I love Disney. I have ambitions to work at the resort in Paris as a character performer and parade dancer and there’s no denying that Disney is a big part of me. And that part has been growing the past months, really. It’s not just the movies that attract me and make me feel like a happy potato. It’s actually the brand that I love and adore. I have never watched a Winnie the Pooh movie, but I like drinking from my Eeyore mug. I’m not into the Bambi movie, but I have the cutest Bambi t-shirt. I think the old skool Peter Pan movie is kind of annoying and childish, but I freakin’ love that kid (and let’s not forget my sweetheart Tinker Bell). Yes, it’s the brand and the relatable characters that I’m into. Thank you for intoducing them to us, mister Walt Disney! Sigh.. Walt’s a genius.
This new idea that I’ve been having for my blog is actually inspired by some YouTubers that I have been following for years (Traci Hines in particular). They are so focused on Disney, and I love it! Everytime I watch their videos or social media activities, I keep thinking “I want to do something like that too!”. I never really attempted to, because I thought my readers wouldn’t like it. But, what the hell?! It’s my blog! And I should do whatever makes me happy!
Now don’t worry, I’m not going to sing (I won’t do that horror to your ears, or mine) and I’m also not going to cosplay or whatever. I just want to incorporate Disney into my blog more! I want to focus on stuff like.. How to do Disney Bounding (dressing up in colors or items inspired by a Disney character, not actually similar to the character) in a casually wearable way, or how to do your hair or makeup like a certain character. I would love to upload outfit posts wearing Disney shirts or accessories, showing how to wear them casually without being an obvious in-yo-face ‘Disnerd’. I would love to share hotspots or must-sees in the Disney parks. All that kind of good stuff.
The only thing I’m not sure about is HOW am I going to do this?! I don’t have that many Disney clothes or accessories, and as Disney is a very popular brand, it’s expensive to just buy everything! Once I’ve sorted that out, I might want to put this plan in action. Any advice on the matter? Anyone?
In a weird way I feel ashamed for sharing this, because my followers pressed that ‘follow’ button because they wanted to see more of my posts, the way I used to make them. Not for this Disney ‘nonsense’, right..? :’) Well, I guess some will unfollow, and that’s totally okay! I don’t want to annoy my followers who are not interested in Disney-related content, that would make me feel really uncomfortable. I’m that weird person who feels guilty EXTREMELY easily, and does anything possible to avoid those kind of situations. So in advance – SORRIES!
If you really don’t like this new direction I might be going in – don’t worry, I will still be uploading regular reviews, outfits, how-to’s, lists, etcetera, like I used to. In fact, I have a few lined up for publishing, so definitely stay tuned for that! And of course I’ll be sharing lots of home- and interior-related stuff once we move into our new house! In the end the changes won’t be as overwhelming as I am making it seem, I suppose. I’m thinking of a weekly recurring colum – say, Disney tuesday (why isn’t there a day that starts with a d-?!).
I’m extremely sorry for this huge wall of text! Sowwy, sowwy, sowwy! Here’s a cookie (chocolate chip!) and a big viritual teddybear-hug if you’ve read it all. I just wanted to get this off my chest, and I’m kind of curious what you guys have to say about it..
Would you be interested in my new idea, or would you rather have me blogging the way I have since the beginning? Honestly!