Thursday, July 30, 2015

blog update

I just want to address something which has been bothering me for quite a long time.

I spent all morning modifying my blog to reflect the fact that I no longer only blog about nail polish as I used to. I don't think this should be a big deal, as pretty much all of the nail bloggers I know at one time or another blog about other things in their lives. It was never my intent to become solely a nail blogger in the first place.

As I was doing this, I realized... wow, yesterday was the first nail polish post I had done since January. That is such a long time and I honestly cannot believe so much time has passed. There are a few reasons for this:

First of all, at the time I made the decision to take a little bit of time off from painting my nails to give them a break because they kept breaking and no longer grew long.

Why was I even able to do this as a nail blogger? Because at some point in time, every single one of my nail polish / nail art sponsors dropped me without any explanation what so ever. I find this incredibly insulting because I have worked incredibly hard over the years to do the best I can as a nail blogger, improving my technique, and skills. I find it very unprofessional. I feel they should have at least sent me an e-mail thanking me for my past work and explaining they no longer needed my services. I also find it extremely strange this all happened at once and I for the life of me cannot tell you why this happened. I do not feel the quality of my posts changed at all, my numbers and readers hadn't dropped as far as I know. It's just strange.

The only thing I can think of which did change is at about that time I started blogging about other topics as well as nail polish.  Since then, I have of course let those new topics take over and run their course but this is mostly because I haven't felt like blogging about nail polish at all. It's no longer fun when most of the industry is filled with pictures of "perfect" nails aka Photoshopped pictures or just those with better clean up skills than mine. I won't apologize for this, as I am ever improving. I'm a work of art in myself. I do the best I can, always.

Anyway, I have made it a personal goal to get back to blogging about nail polish because of course I still love polish. At this time, however, I don't expect to review anything nail related anytime soon because for one I just don't care to. If the opportunity to do so arises, of course I will consider it. It just no longer is a top priority for me.

I am more than nail polish, and like me as an individual this blog shall continue to grow and change to reflect this.

I realize odds are most if not all of you will never read this, and that's fine. This is what is currently on my mind and sometimes we all just need to vent.

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