Skirt The Rules has been a hobby turned side hustle that sort of turned back into a hobby once I landed my current full-time job. I’m not going to lie, most days — especially after a long day of work — I just don’t feel like blogging. And in case you don’t notice, those are typically the days where you see me with a half-assed post about what I wore and why you should buy it too.
Now that I’m in my early thirties, it feels kind of silly to talk so superficially about outfits and shopping and clothing. I mean, yes that’s how I make some extra spending money, but it’s not what really gets me going. I recently read this post by my blogger friend Alissa of The Adored Life (disclaimer: I’ve never met her in real life, but in my head we’re friends!) challenging bloggers to be the content you want to see in the world. And that’s when I realized I’ve been half-assing my posts because it really isn’t the content I care about.
Lately, it’s been feeling like a one-way conversation and guys — it’s kind of lonely. Whenever I spend time responding to Instagram comments that say “Pretty dress!” or “I love your style!” with “Omg, you’re the sweetest!” and “Thanks love!” I feel like a little bit of me dies inside. How incredibly unfulfilling. And it’s no wonder that blogging just hasn’t been as exciting for me for the past few years.
Of course, I still love fashion. I still love experimenting with my personal style and I especially love helping you to discover yours. I know lots of my followers come here to see what I’m wearing. But what has always been my favorite part about blogging is sharing tidbits about my life — things I’ve learned at work, in love and in life. So I think I’m going to get back to that . It’s not as easy to write as a post that says “Here’s my outfit, isn’t it cute?” but it sure is going to be more fulfilling!
If there’s something you’d like me to talk about on the blog (career advice, travel tips, New York City guides, behind the scenes with blogging), let me know in the comments section or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can’t wait to see what questions or topics you come up with!