The fate of Besotted…


We have mentioned the seemingly end to blogging, we have watched as many of our blogger friends have shuttered their virtual blog doors and some without so much as a good bye. When Michelle and I started to reconsider our minimal time and what we would devote it to in order to grow our fledgling enterprise, the elephant in the room was Besotted, neither of us really knew what we were going to do with it. The thing that would make the most sense would be to acknowledge that we have had a wonderful time writing the blog and we have made so many incredible connections, but it may have run its course. We decided to push the decision off for a few months while we focused on bigger tasks in front of us (and oh, do we still have an Everest size task list in front of us). The more we thought about it the more it started to make sense that we should phase Besotted out, that it didn’t fit our ‘big picture’, but again neither of us was willing to pull the trigger, give an end date like we had been doing so effortlessly with everything else. Maybe it was sentiment, we certainly never achieved the status of other bloggers that had started out when we did, we always did try to put out new and interesting content and all that jazz, but then both Michelle and I had an almost simultaneous brain wave happen and in that decision all was right in the world again, we released an audible sigh of relief (decisions are so very hard, aren’t they?)  We decided that we would keep Besotted as our personal blog (for now), just like the old days (except I wouldn’t be whining about my evil boss). We’ll keep it casual, if we don’t write one day that we had it on the schedule, then no biggie, we won’t mentally flog ourselves. We want this to be an inspired space and not something that is a chore.  We will write about whatever we fall in love with and whatever interests we have. Taking the blog back as a personal project will allow us to write about what we want, as random as it may be (I have a whole library worth of kid lit books I have been dying to share).

So, that’s our big decision! For those having a hard time focusing and making decisions, just know that not everything has to be forever, that little nugget has helped me enormously lately, I think that I had this huge fear of making a wrong decision (about anything) that I was paralyzed by indecision, now I talk myself through but letting myself know that the decision doesn’t have to be permanent, even if I make a bad decision, hopefully I will learn from the experience and move forward. Wishing you all well and be sure to know if we ever do decide to stop writing Besotted that we would never just leave you hanging wondering where we up and went to.

Miss Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

8 thoughts on “The fate of Besotted…

  1. So happy to hear Besotted is not going away completely….my favorite blog : lovely, informative, inspiring. I for one will still be following :)

    1. Thank you Viva, we hope we aren’t too ‘all over the place’ but we have never been great about sticking to one subject here so I don’t think it will be too much of a departure to share what we are ‘besotted’ with, lol. We are a little like Magpies where we get easily distracted by shiny things, since we are trying to focus in our professional lives (which is actually working, go figure?) this may help some of that pent up frenetic energy;)

  2. Glad to hear that you girls will still be blogging and looking forward to reading about whatever inspires you from moment to moment!

    1. Thank you Lisa, we don’t think it will be much different from what we are doing now, maybe some more toddler and home stuff thrown in, but we have always been pretty consistent with the inconsistency of topics here, lol.

  3. I think blogging is transforming back to being journals, personal stories and experiences. I think at this point more people are tired of perfectly tailored advice, “5 ways to do…” and “10 books you need to read about …”
    I am glad you guys are going back to being personable!!! Yay! and Thank you!

    1. Yes, I think it’s such a tricky balance of wanting people to find you and writing good content that they will enjoy. It’s ‘besotted’ because we have been more inclined to write about what we are ‘madly in love’ with at any given time, but as far as a ‘professional’ blog it lacked focus and in taking it back for personal it will allow us the freedom to not be so one dimensional with our content choices, we are after all women of many interests and it is a pleasure to be able to share them with like minded individuals:)

  4. Hi Tristan, I would actually enjoy the more personal focus and less professional…the personal posts are so much more interesting to me anyway! Glad you will be sticking around…when I saw the graphic I said to myself “noooo” until I read the post and it said you were staying. :)

    1. Thank you Suzie! I don’t think content will change so much, but I do think we will write more of everything, which may not be the most ‘professional’ but we are going for personal, right? It will be like we are with our girlfriends excited to just chat about our interests without that heavy weight of ‘should we write about this?’, ‘It’s not focused’, blah, blah, blah…And thank you, we are happy that we are sticking around too!

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