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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I'm Moving...

... to a new blog.

Since starting A North Star in an Eastern Sky about seven months ago, I've learned a lot. I've learned about branding, growing a readership, some basic HTML. I've stretched myself as a person as I've explored blogging about different categories: cooking, budgeting, crafting. I thoroughly enjoyed the learning process. But, I've also learned what I'm not. I'm not a food blogger or DIY blogger. I don't like the ball of envy that fills my stomach when I see the success of other bloggers or the ways in which I've tried to emulate that success.

About a month ago, Manda started an interview series on her blog. I let her know I was interested in participating, and she sent me some interview questions. While it wasn't the right time for me personally to participate in an blogger interview, I've been reflecting on one of the questions she asked me: what do you wish you knew when you started blogging?

What do I wish I knew? I wish that I knew that my blog doesn't have to look like someone else's. My markers of success will be different than someone else's. It is okay if you don't: post daily, have lots of pageviews, or participate in link parties. Create something that you are proud of and that inspires you, the rest will follow.

So, I'm starting over. I'm so excited to create a new space that feels more authentic and personal. I sincerely hope that you'll join me.

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