It’s been a while since I have done any behind-the-scenes tech stuff but my theme is expired -which sucks btw because it is bad-ass – leaving me vulnerable. I used to enjoy exploring and punching buttons to discover the function but nowadays, not so much. All of my posts over the past two years have been designed to streamline my themes feed. Ie, no title images. I love the minimal look and my theme offers just that. I want the focus of my blog to be the words written so I limit the distractions. I purposely do not run ads on my blog for this very reason. Basically what it boils down to is it’s inconvenient and annoying but I will survive. Just a heads up if you happen to pursue my sight and things seem a little wonky. No worries. It’s just me.
It seems my life and evolution have come to a screeching halt. I used to have plenty to blog about in terms of learning life lessons but nowadays, nothing. Oh, believe me, the break is welcomed, however, the dryness of the blog is a concern. I am not fretting over it like I used to. I suppose when you neglect something it is put on the back of your priority list so there ya have it.
I am working on building my confidence as a writer. So it’s possible I will blog more frequently. Not a writer in the sense of writing books but perhaps offering writing services. I’ve always felt like I am a great proofreader as I notice every misspelled word. Another thing, I always have an opinion after scrolling a website as far as user-friendliness is concerned. These are two skills I am thinking of honing in on in hopes that I may establish a new career.
I’ve been disconnected a lot lately and it is affecting my relationship. Rightfully so. I can see why my previous relationships went the way they did. Or at least I acknowledge my part in the failure. I’ve lived much of my life disassociated and to disassociate is easy. Dare I say natural. But me not being present isn’t fair to my partner. He is worth me trying and getting unstuck for so I will do just that.
Going back to blog talk, I have been working with others in trade for reviews. My blogger outreach post has sent a few folks my way and I couldn’t be happier. So make sure to keep an eye out for future posts. You may find something that interests you!
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I must admit, I wasn’t sure this day would happen. There have been times I was close to 1,000 and then followers dropped. I never sought out why. I just assumed bots played a role so I wished them farewell. July marks five years for R.O.E. and I would be lying if I didn’t disclose inept feelings of failure as far as growing a following are concerned. However, the gratitude I have for the intimate, engaged community that follows my journey far outweighs the insidious low self-esteem that occasionally creeps in.
So about the heading…??? First off, thank you to whoever submitted R.O.E. to Feedspot. Before purchasing a plan and my domain, I submitted R.O.E. to gain exposure. I was pleased to be featured in the top 100 mental health blogs but unfortunately, I did not gain much traffic from the source. Fast forward four years and now I am #11 on the top 100 mental health blogs!! I received an email stating the great news but as #11 came a great surprise. I am grateful to receive such accolades considering I am a personal blog without many resources. It makes me want to step up my game to fill the shoes of the #11 spot! But not only that, it caused me to question if I am classified as a mental health blog.
The last time I was mysteriously nominated for recognition, my blog was categorized more towards personal development, and to that, I can agree. I was then humbly nominated to receive a bloggers bash award. The nomination itself was an award for me. But this leaves me to question, how do I categorize Revenge of Eve? The simple answer is as an unconventional lifestyle blog but to be fair, that isn’t technically a niche.
If I plan to grow beyond what I have here as of today, and I do, I must gain a better understanding of what direction I want to go. I candidly captioned an unconventional lifestyle blog to afford me a variety of discussion topics. This has given me a wider net to cast but the question remains, what kind of blog is R.O.E.?
This is where you, my avid reader, come in. If you had to categorize us (R.O.E.), how would you do so?
A. Personal Development
B. Mental Health
C. Lifestyle (unconventional or otherwise)
D. Just a Blog & you don’t care 😒
Feel free to use the comment section for your answer. And thanks in advance for taking the time to help me gain direction to further provide more useful content!