Changes Coming to Blessed Beyond Words

For the past several months, I have been feeling quite overwhelmed with keeping up with reviews, giveaways, and everything else on this blog. With the arrival of baby #7 just weeks away, I have been terrified that this will only get worse.

It wasn’t until this week at our church’s revival that it hit me: I am using my blog for all the wrong things.

So, I plan to make some big changes around here. There will not be as many product reviews and/or giveaways. I know, I know. This is going to kill my stats and social media ranking. That’s ok. There will still be some reviews and giveaways, but I will be much more selective about the products offered up to my readers. Why? Because I don’t want to share “fluff.” I want to share things that my readers genuinely need and want to hear about. I do have several commitments that I need to follow through with, so expect a few review posts in the immediate future, but they will slowly start to trickle off.

I will also be using my blog more to discuss topics I believe my readers want to hear about as well. You will see lots more posts on cloth diapering, parenting, relationships, faith, and (once the baby is born) weight loss. (Remember that 40 pounds I lost? Yeah, I found it. Now I have to lose it all over again!)

Also, if there are more topics you would like me to discuss, please don’t ever hesitate to use the contact form to let me know! (I’m also putting one in the sidebar for quick and easy access.)

I have a feeling that this will cause me to lose many subscribers and followers, but that is their loss… and then they will miss out on the giveaways I do host! I just really feel that I need to use my blog to help and encourage mothers out there… not bog the internet down with more useless mumbo jumbo that just takes up space.

2013 is going to be a great year, and I am genuinely excited about these changes. I hope that you will stick around and see what I have up my sleeve. Heaven knows I’ve got lots to talk about. :)

Thank you to my faithful readers and friends in 2012. I’m looking forward to spending 2013 with you as well!

Angie Vinez (2667 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 7. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.



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Comments

  1. 1
    Leslie Mayorga says:

    I hear you loud and clear Ang! I almost died in September. I realized that my blog doesn’t snuggle up to me at night and didn’t give me the gift of eternal salvation. Your blog can become an idol if you put it before everything else. I’ve slowed down too and my family is happier and I am too. I’m being a lot more selective as well! I LOVE YOU and I think we are doing the right thing!

    You are in my prayers!
    xo
    Leslie
    Leslie Loves Veggies

    • 2

      I had no idea, Leslie. I have always wondered how you did all you did. You are such a super blogger. :) I’m glad that you are slowing down and taking care of yourself. It’s so important. I promise that I’m not going anywhere – your blog is a blessing to me, and so are you! Love you!!

    • 3

      wow, Leslie I didn’t know either, I am follower of your blog as well. so glad you’re ok <3

  2. 4

    You have a lot on your plate Angie. I really admire you! Prayers for you as you go through this pregnancy and with your blog. This is one reader you most definitely won’t lose. :)

  3. 6

    I made the same changes to my blog. I ended up creating a blog specifically for Dallas area deals and giveaways but I still spend most of my time on my original blog. Good Luck!

  4. 7

    I will always be a reader irrespective of how many giveaways you host. I admit I found you originally based on one but that is not what keeps me reading!

  5. 8

    I found you through a giveaway and will stay a subscriber. Look forward to some of your topics. I don’t have any little ones (12 is my youngest) so some topics may not interest me, but we do share the same faith. Look forward to those posts. Good luck with everything. Life is so short, a blog should never get in that way.

  6. 9

    Quite frankly, I don’t read you for the giveaways. :-) I don’t care about those. I read you because you have interesting stuff to talk about.

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