Change is a Good Thing & Why I’m Switching Things Up

I’m not one to love change. As described in my bio, I have a go-to order at each restaurant we visit. I like routine. The unknown kinda scares me, but I’ve recently realized that the unknown can hold some pretty special moments. I’m not ready to run out and cut all my hair off or anything — baby steps here!

I started this blog on a whim in April 2017. I didn’t know a thing about blogging and very little about social media. What I saw interested me enough to step out and give it all a try. The more I learned, the more I wanted to learn. In true Miranda fashion I made a list and along the way set monthly goals for myself and worked really hard to achieve them. Is there anything more satisfying than crossing off items on a list??  The big one?? The cherry on top? Getting the eluisive ‘K’ on Instagram! When I hit it, I celebrated and then….stared blankly at a page without any inspiration.

Here’s a little truth… If you get tired, learn to take a break, not quit! So thats pretty much what I did for all of December.

For the past 9 months my mind has full of….

Does this picture match my theme? How many people did I follow today? Did I make meaningful comments? Did I u se the right hashtags? Did I fulfill all my sponsored posts? Did I post my blog to Pinterest? Did I fulfill all my sponsored posts? Am I doing enough? Oh my word, someone unfollowed me, why don’t they l love me!?

And while all of this well and good and necessary (except the last one maybe), it did little to help me feel inspired to do more. In fact, it left me feeling drained and worthless in the space.

In that moment I realized what started out as a whim turned into a passion without a why.

You know the old saying “If I only knew then what I know now, I would do things differently.”? Well that is exactly where I sat with my blog and social media. I’m not saying I’m not proud of what I have accomplished these past 9 months, its just that many times I felt disconnected from what I was putting out there. I knew a do-over implementing some new found knowledge was exactly what I needed!

I don’t see this redirection as a fearful change. I’m actually really excited to put out content that inspires me and hopefully inspire a few of you along the way as well. I hope you enjoy what is to come!

Tell me, what is something you wish you could redo to make it that much better? 

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HOW TO CREATE A COHESIVE INSTAGRAM THEME

When I started getting serious about my Instagram page, one of the things I read over and over again was to create a cohesive feed. At first glance, that seemed fairly easy to accomplish. After all, I consider myself a pretty creative person. Once I got in the thick of it though, I realized it was freaking hard! I would second guess myself to the point of not even posting anything! That was obviously not the goal!

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AUGUST TAKEAWAYS + 1ST INCOME REPORT

August was my first real month of purposefully running my blog and Instagram page. It was the first month I actually set goals for myself so as the month came to a close, I wanted to see kind of where I stood as a rookie  Instagrammer/ Blogger. Boy, oh boy, can I say this month taught me so much! More on that below!

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