Welcome to my blog + why I restarted my blog
I’m almost doing this as a formality because I’ve had this blog for awhile. It was previously called DefineShalycee. Why the name change? Why the “rebrand” if you will…its simple, my mindset. When I started my blog in 2018 I was excited to talk about Tarot and I was super competitive in wanting to grow my blog alongside people I was meeting on the internet. Like most beginner bloggers I burnt myself out very quickly and ending up leaving my blog ideal for several months. In that time, I reflected on what went wrong and what I came to realize is that I was serious about blogging but my approuch was that of a novice and I quickly lost focus of why I started my blog in the first place which brings me to my next point.
One of my most cherished things of my childhood is my family home videos and our hundreds and hundreds of Kodak photos. My mom was a master memory keeper and I love her for that. I want to follow that tradition but in true millenial fashion with my blog, sharing bits and pieces of my life both good and bad.
A tweet brought me back to my blog. I’m paraphrasing here but the tweet went something like “Dear ambitious 20 something, not everything you do needs to be monetized”. That one really stuck with me. Although I do agree with that statement, I believe that if you can make money from something you love than you should. What made me think about my blog was that originally that’s all I wanted to do with it was express myself creatively and post about things that I thought was interesting. Monetizing my creative endevours is the goal but expressing myself is fuel for my soul. BARS.
Researching tattoos on Pinterest last year led me to one of the coolest things I never thought I’d be drawn to, Tarot. I got my fist deck from Barnes and Noble and I’ve been a studying the tarot and astrology, etc. ever since. I plan on tiptoeing into reading for other very soon so stay tuned for that!
I’m a firm believer in the study buddy. I learn better when there’s someone else learning with me and we’re able to bounce ideas or techniques off each other. You wanna be my blogging study buddy? I’m jumping on this and doing it the right way–the serious way. Besides we can always use more tips on how to be a better blogger right?
It can ALWAYS be all about me so tell me about youself! Why did you start your blog and what kind of blog do you have? Are you into Tarot or any other divination tools? Let me know in the comments below!