It's the 3 year anniversary of The Pouting Pensioner. Yay.
Just yay. For I seem to have lost my "!". Don't get me wrong , it's still on my keyboard but I've felt deflated here of late, like I've lost my posting exclamation mark, but metaphorically.
First, let me take you back to 2016.
First outfit pic posted 29 January 2016 (see sidebar link).
My latest pic, posted 26 January 2019.
I like to think that my day-to-day style has improved over these three years, and that was the key driver to setting up this blog, after all.
And getting my style mojo back over this time has been a blast.
But now I find myself at a blogging crossroads.
And I know I'm not unique, for how many times have I read of other bloggers losing their mojo, taking a sabbatical or stopping blogging all together?
Which direction do I take?
Monetizing the blog would allow me to invest in a more secure and bespoke whizzy site and creatively increase traffic, but it's not for me for several reasons.
So I'll be trying things differently in subject matter and regularity in the coming weeks to see what works for me, and for you, so your feedback will be most welcome.
The stand-alone joys of creating good copy and making fun friendships through comments are not enough, as over time I need to feel that I'm upping my game to keep my personal motivation and momentum going. This blog needs to bring me joy.
But I need to know that my blog brings you joy too, for I don't want you doing a Marie Kondo job on me. (Ooh, I almost felt an "!" moment then ...)
So yes, I'm at a blogging crossroads. Which way do I go?
I have some ideas. TP's given me his suggestions; one was to post more scenic stuff so I can do that now ...
The sea whipped up after Saturday night's gales.
Perhaps you could help me with some feedback on the bits of my blog you have enjoyed (and even those not so much) since you started popping in?
I thank you in advance for helping finding Mary's "!" mojo.
A la perchoine,