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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

You may have noticed that things have been pretty quiet around here and I wanted to stop in and explain. I haven’t been posting simply because I haven’t felt inspired to. I’ve been feeling a bit disillusioned with my blog and the blogging world for awhile and finally decided to take a break. Normally I feel guilty for not posting but honestly, this has felt really good to not worry about it. I started the blog for fun and while I still do enjoy creating content it was becoming a chore. I don’t know why I put so much pressure on myself to post three times a week because blogging is not my job, but I do. 


I get stuck in these thought cycles where I want the blog to be this amazing place with tons of content and beautiful, magazine-worthy photos but all of that would require me to spend money to either hire a photographer or upgrade my camera or take a photography class. Money spent on new clothes or products. Money spent on new photo editing software. You get the gist. I find it difficult to put all of this money into something that while I do thoroughly enjoy, I make almost no money off of. But then I know the phrase “you’ve got to spend money to make money” would probably apply here. Then I go back to thinking, well why does it have to be this beautiful, editorial content when I just wanted the blog to be a space to share my life, which is not editorial or beautiful most of the time? And then I just end up back at the beginning thinking that if I’m putting all of this time and energy into the blog then I want it to feel professional. As you can see this is a vicious and non-productive cycle.

Another piece of my recent non-posting is that I’ve decided to rebrand and purchased a new domain. I’ve been feeling over My Inner Fabulous for years but had built up a little brand around it and worried about losing traffic and such. This disillusionment with the name meant that I never felt like putting in the work for a blog that I wasn’t proud of. I came up with the name when I was 19 and no longer like it. It was to the point of not wanting to tell people about it because I was embarrassed of the name. So after a year or two of mulling over a rebrand, I’ve finally picked the new name and won’t be posting until I get everything all set up over there. TBH I haven’t done much to move things over yet and that’s okay. I do miss posting and there have been things I’ve wanted to share but I do not miss the feeling of dread Thursday night when I’m trying to wrack my brain for ideas just because I feel that I need to get a post up the next day.

I will be back to blogging soonish but I can’t say when exactly. I want to relaunch the blog and be really proud of it and only put out content that I absolutely love and not just because I’m pressuring myself to do it but because I genuinely want to share. 

Thank you so much for reading and for stopping by and I really hope you continue to do so on the new site. I’ll announce here and on social media when the new brand launches and I really hope you continue to follow along for that next life-stage of the blog formerly known as Friends, Fun, Fashion, Food and My Inner Fabulous.

xo Catherine 

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