A few years ago I started a blog, mainly because I needed an outlet for sharing my deals with friends and family. At a time when we were nearly broke, I also hoped we could at least cover our grocery bill with money earned on my blog through ads and affiliates.
Within a year my site had grown by leaps and bounds, but I found that I wasn’t excited about what I was doing. I was helping people save money, but was I really writing about the things I wanted to? I was passionate about living healthy while saving money, but this wasn’t coming across in my blog posts. So that year I changed the focus of my site to just be about saving money while living healthy, natural and green.
I was concerned about how my readers would react to this change, but you all responded back with such enthusiasm, that I knew I had made the correct decision. Two years later, I’m finding myself making another scary yet exciting decision. I find myself asking, what will my readers think? Will they stick around? Will they run away and no longer come back to visit me? Am I just making too big of a change?
But my decision, while ridden with questions, is an easy one to make. Why? Because it is what I am passionate about. To me, nothing is worth doing unless I am truly passionate about it. For the last year, I’ve found myself more and more disenchanted with how I operate my blog. Yes I am helping people save money and live healthy, but I am genuinely tired of deal posting.
There are so many deal blogs on the net, that I am not really sure I am offering any sort of value for my readers. What I truly am passionate about is writing, and helping people live healthy, productive lives. I love to write. I enjoy posting recipes, diy tutorials, health and wellness tips and topics, content articles on easy ways you can save and live healthy, fitness posts and other content that is similar to these topics.
So with a little trepidation, but much excitement I’m announcing a big change to TheThriftyMama.com. This will no longer be a deal-focused site. This is going to be about content, and in-depth posts on how you can really have a natural and thrifty lifestyle.
What’s continuing in 2012:
- Natural and Thrifty in 365
- Organic and Green Living Tips
- Organic Gardening
- Health and Wellness
- Home & Garden Help
- Once a week round-up of organic and natural deals.
- Whole Foods Weekly Deals
- Costco Organic Price List (to be updated regularly)
- Occasional deals during the week.
What is discontinuing:
- Almost all of the weekly store coupon match-ups
- Daily Deals.
I’m doing this for you my readers, because I feel this will have more value for you. I am also doing this for myself, because writing while helping people live well is my passion. This will allow me more time to focus on my content, my Savvy Blogging work, and have more time with my family.
I look forward to 2012 as being the best year yet on my site, and I hope that you will stick around with me. Let’s share, learn, and grow in a natural, thrifty and healthy lifestyle together. If you don’t want to stick around, that’s okay. I completely understand! I’ll miss you terribly though. My readers mean the world to me. In a world that is so fast-paced, it’s nice to have my corner of the internet where I receive blessings from comments, emails, tweets and Facebook friends.
Cheers to following your passions! Let’s make 2012 fabulous together!
What is your word for 2012?