Monday, June 04, 2012

Where We're Going (and where we've been)

Six years -- well six years come June 17th -- that's how long this blog has been going in one form or another. And it's about to get a tune up!
Household Tools
In 2008, I started a business as a professional photographer and split this blog in half, keeping photography-related posts here and moving cooking-related posts to Recipes for the Good Life. Since November, I've recombined these two blogs and been moving content from my other three blogs here.
(A quick aside on how I ended up with five blogs: in 2010, my then fiance and I began planning our wedding and another blog was born A Timeless Affair - Inspiration for Vintage Weddings. After our wedding the blog focused less on weddings and more on vintage touches and was replaced with A Timeless Affair - Life with a Vintage Touch blog. At the same time, I realized I didn't have a place where I could talk about social media or marketing -- my day job; hence a fifth blog was born, W0rds 'n M0re.)
In March 2011, I took Blogging Your Way. One of the early exercises was determining why you blog (to chronicle an ordinary life lived unscripted and extraordinarily) and what draws you to the blogs you follow (personality). As part of my year end review, I went back through my Blogging Your Way notes and audited my blogs. I realized that I was writing about the same things on the blogs just from a different perspective, for example, decorations for a dinner party on one and recipes for the food we served on another. In fact, the look and feel of all the blogs was very similar! I then made the decision to bring all the blogs back together again here.
Over the next four weeks, I'll be taking Blogging Your Way 2.0 to help me fine tune the focus of this blog. So here's your chance:
Anything you liked (disliked) on this blog (one of the other five blogs) that you want to see continued (stopped)?
Ciao Bella!
Credits: All images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.