I’ve been blogging on multiple blogs for over 4 years now. It’s been great for probably 95% of the time but for the past year I’ve been feeling a little blue, well, a lot actually. For so much of my blogging career I’ve sacrificed family, friends, and living life. It’s to be expected when you want to reach a certain level you know? And I did reach the level that I wanted. I’ve had amazing opportunities & experiences, which I owe to all those years of hard work. But….the past year and a half, I chose to put myself and my family first. And well, it’s made me the happiest person ever but my blogging has suffered from it. I can’t seem to find my way back with 3 blogs, 2 twitter handles, and 4 facebook pages.
I’ve always wanted to go back to having only one blog. It’s so hard to create content day in, day out on several blogs. I miss the simplicity of blogging. So for the past few weeks, I’ve been pondering on the situation and trying to figure out what *I* really want. For so long I’ve done things because I was encouraged by others or because it looked good to Public Relations but it was never what I really wanted deep down. I asked around to see w hat others had to say about my thoughts and have finally come to a decision.
I have decided to drop ELM, which is still on the startup stages for the most part. I’m passing that site on to Dwan, who I adore a great deal, and who I know will make it a great blog. The hard decision came with deciding on whether to keep My Wooden Spoon or A Cowboy’s Wife. I’m known as A Cowboy’s Wife and that’s how I originally started blogging but my traffic, SEO, and income comes mostly from My Wooden Spoon. What’s a gal to do?
I have decided to merge A Cowboy’s Wife into My Wooden Spoon. This means that not only will you see cooking/kitchen related posts but also posts about our ranch life, my health adventures, and whatever else my big ol’ heart desires. It’s a big risk because I know that many of you read this blog only for the recipes. I know that I’ll lose some of you due to this but I’m truly hoping that more of you support the decision and continue to follow this blog. I think you’d like me even more once you get to know more about me and my family and the things that I love to talk about….if you give me the chance. This is what will make me happy and I think only positives can come from me being happy right?
These changes will take effect next week, about Wednesday or so. I hope you stay with me through these changes…at least giving me a chance, but I do understand if you choose to move on. If you have any questions, please ask in the comments or email me [email protected] and I’ll do my best to answer them.
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