Out of Office
Hi Friends! It’s been a minute since I last posted. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate everyone that has reached out to tell me that you’ve missed seeing Parker Posts in your inbox. I’ve been writing this post in my head for awhile and struggled to articulate exactly how I’ve been feeling. Hopefully this little brain dump of mine will make sense…
When I started writing Parker Posts three years ago, I intentionally took the month of January off each year to recharge and refocus. This year, January came and went and I found myself conflicted over the future of the blog. Teaching opportunities and a long anticipated vacation after a year spent primarily at home stole some of my focus. I also struggled a bit over my love/hate relationship with social media. Although there are a lot of things that I love about scrolling through Facebook and Instagram, I also have really strong opinions about limits, safety, privacy, etc… my kids will tell you I’m the strictest mom they know when it comes to their access of social media. It felt hypocritical to be setting limits on their screen time when I’m trying to grow my own social media presence. So, as much as I would love to provide a swipe-up that takes followers directly to my latest and greatest find on Instagram, I’ve decided I’m not willing to make some of the choices that will get me to that goal faster.
I’ve reached the conclusion that I’m going to continue to focus on the aspects of blogging that I love…sharing tips and recipes, chatting about clothes, designing graphics, taking photographs and interacting with all of you. There have been so many instances (over the last month especially) when an idea has popped into my head that I couldn’t wait to share with you here.
Moving forward I’m not going to worry about all of the daily things a successful blogger “should” be doing. I’m taking things at my own pace. I’ll continue to only link to items that I personally love. I won’t include pop-up windows or advertisements on my website because I personally get so annoyed when I encounter them myself. MY goal is to create a little corner of the internet where I can express my creativity and share tips with family and friends regardless of profit. My mission statement on day one was “to make your day a little brighter and your life a little easier” and that continues to be true today.
In my experience whenever I have worked hard and followed my interests, opportunities have presented themselves. My biggest ask of you is that if you find yourself inspired by something I post, please share it with your friends or send me a quick comment. I still don’t know the path Parker Posts will eventually take, but I’m excited to continue to share new content with you as I continue along my way.