After almost 5 years, I’ve decided to end this fashion blog. I first started the blog because I had some extra time, I wanted to get more involved in the fashion world and I wanted to learn more about social media to help my full-time career (working at an ad agency). What I got out of this blog is way more than I expected. I ended up getting a job working in social media full-time, I made a bit of money from the blog and got some free stuff (blog perks I’ll miss!), and I met some great boston bloggers at events and conferences around the city.
As you fellow bloggers know, running a blog takes a lot of time (like 20 hours a week minimum) in order to come up with new blog post ideas, take photos, write the posts, promote the blog posts, attend events and follow and comment on other blogs. I had a great time doing all of that, but over the summer I realized it was all taking up more time than I wanted. I thought it was maybe because the summer was busy and once the winter came where I’m spending more time indoors, that I’d want to get back into the blog. But that’s just not the case.
A lot has changed in my life since I started this blog. I’m engaged! Wedding planning has been my focus during down times..and will continue to get busier leading up to my 9/27/14 wedding date. I was promoted at work! I’m lucky enough to enjoy my job and the people I work with, so I’ve been working hard, which has luckily paid off, but it also means it’s going to continue to keep my plenty busy. We’re house hunting! My fiance and I just started looking a couple months ago, but open houses on weekends keep us busy. We’re also looking for a fixer upper so once we find something, we’ll have our hands full. And I’ve been trying to spend time that I would normally spend blogging on cooking (have a beef stew in the crock pot right now!) and working out (I’m not greatest at this one..need to get more consistent).
So, it’s time for me to become an ex-fashion blogger. theclothingmenu.com will stay live for another year so you can continue to look through for inspiration on what to wear to work. If you want to stay in touch, please follow me and say hi on Twitter. Thanks for reading!