Lately I have been thinking about restructuring my blog, both posts and design and content. Now that I’ve sort of finally settled into a life routine, I would love to start scheduling posts and get a blog routine going, too. If you hadn’t noticed, there haven’t been many outfit posts lately because… well lots of reasons. But mostly because I haven’t been planning very well! I’ve really missed doing actual outfit posts — those remain my favorite.
But I’d like to have a rotation of posts going — baby, DIY/food, makeup, weekly roundups/writing videos, and outfits — and right now I’m just trying to figure out what works best so far as scheduling goes.
Part of the blog reworking is that I’m trying really hard to pick and choose photos I post. It’s hard when my husband is such a great photographer, haha! But I get so set in the routine of always posting a certain amount of pictures with each post, and when I don’t have as many good ones to share, I realized I tend to try to make up for it by posting the ones that aren’t as good, too, to keep the posts all flowing the same.
I also really want to redesign the blog. I want it to be simpler; I love the header I have now, but I think I want to do away with the scalloped edges, and perhaps change up the theme. I’ve always toyed with having someone else design my blog for me, but I just can’t afford it right now, and I enjoy doing it myself.
Selective Potential and A Beautiful Mess both recently posted about getting dressed up every day, and they have inspired me to do the same! It was the perfect timing, since I just went through my closet and got rid of a ton of stuff I never wear, plus I’ve been lazy recently. One of the biggest reasons I haven’t been posting outfit photos is that during the week, my uniform has been yoga pants and a tank top. I tend to use the excuse that it’s just the easiest with nursing a baby, but really… I have a lot of non-lazy-clothes that work just fine with a baby! So yesterday was my first day of dressing up in a while (without having to go anywhere) and I basically wore the dress equivalent of yoga pants and a tank top.
But hey, it looks nice and I felt good about it, and that’s what counts, right? I’ve decided to treat my days as if I am still working in an office, and I have to wear actual clothes to work. Hopefully it will get me out of this funk I’ve been in where style is concerned!
But I just realized that I am totally ready for fall and fall fashion! This is the first outfit that I’ve been inspired by in a long, long time, and it’s so fall-ish! I love it.
Are you all excited for fall? I cannot wait for baking pies, blackberry picking, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, tights, wool skirts, cool mornings… ah… yeah. Somewhere in the last week, I just got super happy that our weather is sort of turning into fall weather!
So, back on the topic of blog redesign, are there any posts you want to see that I didn’t mention? (Outfits, makeup/hair, DIY/Food, baby, weekly links/writing videos) I’ll be keeping the Saturday Sweets, which are Asa pictures, although I might turn those posts into parenting/general baby talk posts as well as pictures… and I know I really, really want to do more outfit pictures because I miss it. I don’t know that I will keep posting my photography. I love it, but it doesn’t quite flow with what I want my blog to be. So most likely, I’ll link to my Facebook Albums any time I’ve done a new session.
And, what blog designs do you like the most? I sort of know what I want to do, but I also want to make it visually appealing to you, because you’re the one who sees it the most!
Thank you for your help, in advance, and have a wonderful, wonderful Wednesday!