Every step I take in writing this blog creates a new level of improvement I want to reach. I’ve said this to my Patreon subscribers a million times; I’m not content with my content! If you’ve just tuned in, what I want is for every single image and word that I create to be purposeful as well as aesthetically pleasing.
This was reinforced by my recent journey into Pinterest. I was reading one of my favourite blogs, This Battered Suitcase. In her most recent post, the author Brenna discusses improving blog performance. This triggered me to start a Pinterest account, which is supposed to be an excellent way to collect additional readers. This led me to destroy my much neglected private Pinterest account, and re-pin my favourite pins to an official A Small Wardrobe account.
As I did this, I realised some of you had been pinning my images all along! Having seen my pins placed next to some of the ones I have collected has made my work seem quite inferior. In an attempt to heal this creative rift within my soul, I am going back to what I always preach, quality over quantity. While it is true that I always say this, and within a short period of time I am yet again swept away by the thrill of numbers created by multiple posts, I am no longer comfortable posting anything I am not 100% in love with.
As I’m not happy with some of those images floating around in the ether of the interwebs, I must really apologise, but I will have to turn some of them to dust. If you have been a fan pinner, and you receive a notification that the pin violates copyright, please know it’s not you, it’s me. I need to make some of those images disappear for my sanity. I hope you understand and forgive me!
This is also a good time to mention that I changed my blog theme a couple days ago. I was no longer happy with the existing one. It seemed small. I wanted the front page to capture the essence of my work. I wanted it to communicate more. I hope you like the layout and find what you want easily.
In other news, I was doing a presentation about minimalism last night, and I really wanted to stress something to my audience, and I felt like saying it to you also. In case I haven’t communicated this effectively, I want you to know that I do not think minimalism is some cookie cutter formula we each need to follow. One of the criticisms I, and minimalism in general, have received, is that minimalism is boring, repetitive and narrow. It doesn’t need to be that way, and that is not at all what I am promoting.
I hope that with every little bit of content I create, I communicate that I think you should apply my tips to suit your needs specifically. As a side note, if you look through my Pinterest account, you’ll see how much I actually treasure colour, texture and pattern. Here is a little selection of my favourite pins.
Anyway, back to what this post is actually about today. Stuff I’m into in July.
One of the things I mention in the video below is my MBTI type. If you would like to complete the same test I did, here is the link.
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