Yah. That. What is something every blog should have? What would the perfect blogger have? What would their blog be like? What would make people want to read it? Who is the perfect blogger? That is the question! The question I haven’t been asking you guys all along. The questions I should have been asking you all along. What do you guys want to see here on Liz Marie Blog? How can I make my blog better? What do you guys love that I do? What do you want to see more of. These are all questions I should have been asking you, but instead I was sitting over here trying to guess.
We had this wonderful speaker, Jon Acuff, speak at Haven this past weekend. To say that I laughed until I cried is an understatement. If anyone can make me laugh before 9am & before I’ve had my coffee, I would say they are pretty funny. I had been following Jon on social media for a while now. I find every tweet from him hilarious & oddly insightful. He is just a cool guy that has made mistakes along the way as a blogger so he is forging the way for all of us other bloggers. It’s great to learn from your mistakes, but it’s even better to learn from someone else’s mistakes. Remember that. Well, during his keynote speech this past weekend, Jon Acuff told us was “Start asking questions” & “Stop trying to guess what your readers want.” & “Stop trying to read their minds.” Ouch. I’ve never done that before & when he mentioned that I started to feel so guilty. Like I had been selfish here & not giving you guys what you want. On the other hand, it’s my happy place where I blog 4 times a week what I’m up to that day. I’m not one of those bloggers who plans ahead & has posts written for 3 weeks. I’m in the moment. I’m writing this right now at 11pm at night while sitting in bed next to my hubs & pups while we laugh at one of them snoring so loud we can’t hear each other, & the post will go live right when I’m done. So, maybe I shouldn’t be that candid and live? Maybe you don’t like that? It’s scary for me to ask this because I’m scared maybe you don’t like anything I do & that’s not easy to hear, but what do you guys want to see here on the blog?
I am so thankful for every single person that comes to read my blog & that’s why I was so mad at myself when he said that because I want everyone to be happy when they come to my blog. I want everyone to enjoy their time while here on my blog because this is my happy place. & here is some big news that I will be doing a whole post on soon, but in the near future Liz Marie Blog is going to go through a complete “rebrand”. The blog will look totally different, new logo, easier to navigate, easier to find posts, a whole new look & a whole new website. I guess now would be a great time to really ask you guys what you want to see here on the blog? I’m more asking what kind of posts? What would make it easier to navigate? What would you love to see on Liz Marie Blog?
Of course when I’m asking you this, I am asking for some positive changes. It’s a hurtful thing to say “I hate…” so maybe say “I would love if…”. Because that thing you hate might be something someone else loves. Let’s keep this a happy discussion & a happy conversation about how we can make our blog a happier place. There is always going to be some things that some love & some things that others love, so there will always be a mix because this blog is all things that I love. It’s from my heart. I’m not asking you to praise me or only tell me what I’m doing right, I’m asking you to tell me what I can change, but let’s not hurt anyone’s feelings. Because I love my readers & I love myself & I would hate for anyone to be hurt by the comments below. There is always a nice way to say everything.. remember that! But really what do you what to see more of? do you want to see more personal posts? More videos? More life updates, more makeovers, more tutorials? The ball is in your court & I’m excited [and a little nervous] to hear from you.
Oh, this lovely lamp you ask? Well, it’s new to our casa. I picked it up at Painted Farmgirl near my house the other day where I have a booth at. My lovely aunt, who also has a booth there, gave an ugly floor lamp a makeover & this is what she came up with. She painted the base a dark gray & waxed it with some gray wax to seal it & give it that two tone look. I love it. & then she made a lamp shade by covering the old one with drop cloth. It’s just so cute & perfect & it adds a little more charm to this corner in our upstairs living room… I’m a little obsessed. It replaced our metal Ikea lamp perfectly. Our little cottage has been waiting for a little lamp Like this for a while now!
So, what do you think of our new little lamp? & what do you want to see more here on the blog? What is one thing you have always wanted me to do? I would love to hear from you! & just know, no matter what the answer, I love blogging, I love you guys, & I’m always going to be doing something here that is creative & pretty because it’s just in me & I can’t stop. I will always stay true to myself because that’s all I can do, but I think making changes once in a while is good. I can’t wait to hear what you guys think. Let me know what you think in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram.