For some of you, this will be big news…and the rest of you probably knew this was happening because I suck at keeping things private. Keeping secrets isn’t my forte – especially when it’s internet-related (thanks Twitter for telling all my friends I have a new account…dicks).
After almost three years at Fancy Alter Ego, I’ve decided to switch gears a bit and start a new blog! I’m excited to finally have the chance to work on something that isn’t a super-secret project (that, frankly, isn’t a secret anyway). I’ve always considered Fancy Alter Ego a kind of “rough draft,” where I could learn about what goes into making a blog work well for myself and my readers. I’ve grown a lot over the past few years, learned a ton, and met some amazing people along the way. Now, I’m ready to take things to the next level.
Afternoon Glow is still going to feature a lot of the same things that I wrote about on Fancy Alter Ego – food, exercise, beauty, and my rambling about random shit. The biggest difference is that this time, I’m attempting to make this more of a career than a hobby, so it will probably take on a more “professional” tone. Yes, that means I went out and bought my own domain name (like a grown up), and will start working toward finding ways to make money with my blog in a way that works for me and my readers. I promise it’s not going to turn into click-bait and affiliate-link hell, but it will feature some things I’ve never tried before, and hopefully you can bear with me as I learn some of this stuff as I go!
I’m also excited to get back into blogging after such a rough year or so of trying to stay motivated with Fancy Alter Ego. As a side project, it was perfect for me because I didn’t have to commit to writing on a regular schedule. I used that as an excuse to be lazy about what I posted and when I posted – and it definitely started to show. I also went back recently and looked through old posts, and realized that most of my writing took on a decidedly negative tone, which isn’t something I feel reflects who I am at this point in my life. It was time to move on, and focus on creating a more positive and inspiring place to share my life with you.
Now, I’m looking forward to sharing with you all the things I’ve been working on, and moving on to bigger and better things. This blog was a great starting point, but it was never something I intended on having for close to 3 years. It was always my intention to move on, and these past few (very frustrating) months of job hunting have given me the push I needed to make the jump.
So, over the next couple weeks, I’ll keep you updated on how to make the switch over from Fancy Alter Ego to my new home at Afternoon Glow. The blog is pretty much ready to go, but now I’m in the midst of updating/changing my social media stuff, so I’ll let you know how to make the jump ver soon!
Here’s to happy endings, and even happier beginnings!