Hey guys! Welcome back. So today I wanted to come on here and address a few things. There have been some changes and there will be some changes that I wanted to share with you. Every single change that is happening is happening because I want this to be the very best experience for both me and you. All of these changes have been a long time coming and I think I’m really ready to go all in on doing what is best for me while still giving you the best of me that I can. With that being said, I want you to know how much I appreciate you being here for the past three years that I have been doing this. It makes me extremely happy that you have been here and supported me this far. I only hope that you continue to support me as we begin this next chapter. With that I’m going to share the changes that I am making and why they are happening.
I’m taking a step back with blogging.
The blog is not going anywhere, but you will see less content from me than usual. I will still be posting, but it won’t be everyday or even every other day. As most of you may know a couple of months ago I moved into my apartment and with that I started a new job. At this job I work over 45 hours a week and by the time I get home every night I am too exhausted and drained to commit myself to blogging. It’s not to say that I don’t still enjoy blogging because I do, I just don’t always have the mental capacity to keep up with it right now.
There will still be plenty of content though because as you may have seen, there is another writer creating content. They recently began writing for the site again I couldn’t be more thrilled. Their content is always amazing and I know you guys always enjoy it as well. So don’t worry about there not being content because I will still have plenty of content from them coming your way. You just won’t see as much content from me because I want to put out content because I want to not because I feel like I have to.
This change may only be temporary or it may be more long-term. We will just have to wait and see how things go moving forward. As much as I love blogging and want to give as much of myself to it as I can, it’s just not always possible. So I want to make sure I am always bringing you the very best that I can and with that I think that means I need to slow down a little bit. You will get at least two new posts written by me per week and I will put more out if I can.
Instagram is changing.
Earlier today I made some not so subtle changes to my Instagram account. If you are following you may have seen those changes. I changed my name and username on Instagram. My Instagram used to be focused on the blog itself, but for various reasons that I will explain later I felt the need to change this. So my new Instagram name is my actual name and the username is @samnicholeproctor. This was not a spur of the moment decision, but something I have been contemplating for some time now.
The biggest reason that I changed my username and everything on Instagram is because things are changing in every aspect of the blog. What I would love to see happen in the next year or so is to find a partner to work on the blog with me. Not just a writer. Not just a social media manager. But an actual partner. Someone who understands the blog, what it stands for, and what it’s attempting to accomplish. I want someone who wants to write, share, and be an equal part in the blog and everything that comes with running a blog.
The Instagram is also changing because I want to utilize it a lot more. While I could have done that when it was centered around the blog, I didn’t feel as comfortable because I didn’t really know what I should share and what I shouldn’t. I was 100% overthinking it, but this helps eliminate that because it’s completely personal and I can share what I want. I also don’t think Instagram is necessarily the best tool for blogging. I will still be talking about it on Instagram, but I can also do so much more now. So let me know what you want to see over there.
The vlogs are coming back.
I know so many of you have been wondering if I am going to be back on YouTube any time soon and I am planning on returning. I do not have an exact date unfortunately, but I can tell you that I am working on coming back. Hopefully very soon I can get back on there and start sharing what’s going on in my life with you. I loved vlogging and sharing more personal stuff with you guys, but I ended up taking a much longer break than I expected. So soon I will get back on track for you guys.
The podcast may be ending.
As many of you may know, I started the bible study podcast right around the time I moved. I have loved doing it and sharing with you, but it’s just not doing as well as I would want it to to keep it going. The numbers just aren’t where I need them to be to want to keep putting in all the time and effort I am putting into it. So I’m thinking about ending the podcast. I still want to do the Bible Study and share with you guys, but I think I want to find another way to go about it.
I’m not really sure what I would do or how I would do that. I could do it on Instagram live, but it wouldn’t be saved once it is over. But then again, there aren’t a ton of people interested anyway so I’m not sure it would need to be saved. But I definitely want to keep doing it for those of you who are interested. It may be something where I upload IGTV videos or something. Let me know what your thoughts are and any ideas you have for what I could do.
I have a secret.
I have a really big secret that I have been holding on to for quite a while now. It’s really hard to keep it a secret, but it’s also been really nice because I know there is no judgement because no one knows about it. But I really think I’m ready to start telling at least some people. So very soon I will be releasing a members-only blog post sharing more about the secret. There won’t be a ton of details in the post, but I will be talking about the secret.
I’m also writing a book that will talk about the secret as well. So if you don’t get to read the blog post or if you read it and want to know even more details, you can buy the book and get even more insight on the secret. That’s not the only thing the book will be about or talk about, but it is a big part of it. So stay tuned for more information on my big secret. I promise it will be worth the wait. This secret encompasses the questions I get about kids, moving, relationships, careers, and so much more.
So those are the changes. The last one isn’t a change, but it will change things in the future, so I wanted to go ahead and put it out that way you guys can be on the look out for the blog post and the book. Be sure you go follow on Instagram if you want to keep up with my daily life, chat with me, and just keep up in general. I am going to really do my best to be as active over there as I can be. Thank you so much for stopping by and I will see you soon!