There has been something I have had on my mind for the last 6 months or so and that has been whether to continue posting deals and being a frugal blogger or changing my niche. After careful consideration and a series of things over the last few months I’ve decided to no longer post deals, coupons, or freebies and instead move my focus to a more lifestyle type blog where I post about my life, fashion, recipes, crafts, DIY projects, etc. all with the spin of doing it on a budget. Talking about life means I can really make this site versatile and talk about anything.
Now before you freak out and leave this post let me explain why I came to this conclusion…
When I started this blog 2 1/2 years ago I started it with wanting to help the way others look at money and in return save money on items they would normally purchase (needs) so that they could save or afford the things they want. I have loved what I have done and I have made so many great friends along the way but to be honest it’s no longer where my heart is. Don’t get me wrong I love saving money and helping others do so but finding and posting deals every day is tiring and since I am the only person behind this blog it requires me to be on my computer 12+ hours a day. That means it has taken away time from being with my family.
The other day it hit me just how much my son has grown. He was 2 when I started this blog and I cannot believe he is almost 5. I sort of had a moment where I broke down because I’ve felt like I’ve put my computer in front of being a mom. I’ve realized I cannot be a great stay-at-home mom and wife and work on my computer so much. Family comes first (which I am sure many of you agree with and understand) and that is why I need to make this change especially with having a newborn at home that requires so much of my time and energy.
Therefore, after the holidays I will no longer be posting deals daily. Instead you will see changes come where I am posting recipes, sharing crafts, being more personal, and just writing. Posting deals does not allow me to be creative or allow me to even really be a writer. Deals are repeated so often and the big time blog (ones with thousands of readers) have got all the best deals covered because they have the ability to have others work for them thus allowing them more time with family.
Changes to come…
So I will be changing the direction of the site. With a new year ahead and a new way of doing things I was also thinking about a new site name. I just don’t think “Bargains” would be a good fit for where I am wanting to take this site. Earlier I asked on Facebook what everyone thought of a name change for the site and I had some great feedback. I would leave to hear your thoughts on everything I talked about above and if you have any great ideas for a name change leave a comment below. I might even change up the colors a bit. I haven’t made any official decisions on changes regarding the layout, colors, etc.
I know changes are scary and many people don’t like change, but I promise this will be a good thing all around. It will allow me to be a better mom, wife, blogger, and person all around. I still hope to see many of you here because I really appreciate all the support, love, and encouragement the last few years. You guys are so great and I surely hope you all understand my need for change and are still willing to stick around.
What you do you think about the changes to come? Have any great site name ideas? What sort of topics would you be interested in having talked about?