The Regular Girl Reviews’ Year in Review

Welcome back, Beauties!! With 2017 coming to a close, I figured now is as good a time as any to kind of review, well, myself and where the blog has gone over the course of the year. This is gonna be a long post, so get a snack and settle in.

I can’t believe that 2017 will be over in ten days. This has been such a crazy year for me in my ‘regular’ life (no pun intended, I swear). I won’t bore you guys with all of the details on that because, well, that’s a little too much.

Of course, one of the best moments of this year for me was biting the bullet and finally launching the blog. It may seem like no big deal to just throw some stuff on the internet, but it’s so much more than that. It takes a lot of thought and time and patience to do this. Sure, I do this for fun and because I love makeup, but it’s still ‘work’ for me. You guys don’t know how many days I’ve sat in front of this computer and wondered what I was gonna post for you because my mind was on E. I set my posting schedule and am determined to stick to it, which means posting three posts a day by a certain time of the day Monday through Friday without fail.

On days when I only post two blogs, or am so caught up at wok or with real life adulting things that I can’t post at all, I find myself feeling bad. I feel like I’m letting you guys down or whatever. I know, it’s ridiculous, but I just care, that’s all. I care about the content I post. I care about the information I’m sharing in that content. I care about you guys that read this blog and look forward to seeing what products I’m sharing on that day. Some might say I care a little TOO much, but I’d rather overly care than not care at all. I’m just so appreciative for each and every one of you that takes the time to read my posts that I want to give y’all the world.

Speaking of posts, as I reflect on the content I used to post to what I’m doing now, I can see the growth. While a lot of things have remained like the Makeup Battles and whatnot, I’ve scaled back on some stuff to bring you more of what I would enjoy reading if I was on the other side of the screen. For example, the Let’s Talk About It series I started recently is my favorite. I wanted to create a space where we can talk about things that are a little more substantial. While I love doing reviews and all that, I’m someone that is into conversation about things that impact us in other ways. That being said, I’ve addressed some things that have come across as ‘drama posts’, and it’s a little disheartening how successful those posts have been because my goal isn’t to be a place for drama. But that’s the world we live in and I accept that.

All in all, I’m proud of this little corner of the internet I call ours, you know? I look forward to talking to you guys every weekday about products and other things. I hope our little family continues to grow over the next year and beyond. I think the biggest lesson I’ve learned in this whole process is to be patient. I have to not only be patient with the growth of the blog, but also with myself. I have to remind myself all the time that I’m not always going to have the views I want on every single post, because everything isn’t for everybody. A brand I write about isn’t always going to immediately acknowledge a mention. That doesn’t mean they didn’t see it, you know? Things take time, and patience hasn’t always been my strongest quality. I tend to be an instant gratification kinda girl. I’m learning though lol.

I hope you guys have enjoyed our time together as much as I have, and I can’t wait to bring you guys more reviews and such in 2018.

Until next time, Beauties!! xoxo

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