Yeah, I had the same question. So my last post was December 6th. It’s funny because people still refer to me as a “blogger” and I’m always like… really? I used to actually have a following here and it was so cool to think random people across the world were reading my writing and I do feel pretty bad that I just let that go to shit basically but here’s my excuse…
I just don’t feel like it anymore.
I know that sounds like a crappy excuse but I’m finally okay with it and don’t feel the need to apologize and say I’LL BE BACK AND POSTING 15 TIMES A WEEK I PROMISE, and then not follow through.
It comes down to, I made this blog when I was in college and the peak of this blog came out of boredom. I was bored so I would write and that was great, I am so happy I did that but I am out of college now. I have a real job, in a new city and I quite frankly, don’t find myself being bored as much. Now, my off time is not boredom, it’s relaxation after a long day of work and the last thing I want to do after a day of looking at the computer at work is go home and look at my computer at home. So much so that my laptop actually died 2 weeks ago and I haven’t even gone to the Apple store to get it fixed because I don’t care to.
Am I deleting this blog? HELL NO. I love this blog and I’ve put so much time and hard work into it. Will I never post again, also no. I will still post from time to time because I know that at some point this will be really amazing to look back on but I will be posting things about my day and rants and just thoughts in general. I’ll probably do more full photo posts as well because those are easy and like I said, will be nice to look back on. This blog is going to turn more into a e-diary almost.
The next thing I wanted to address is that this will not be a beauty blog anymore. I work in the beauty industry now and love the hell out of it, but I don’t want to make beauty my entire life. I go to work 40+ hours a week and my life revolves around beauty and then I spend time outside of work keeping up with the industry, influencers, celebrities and products so that when I go into work I am in the know. The addition of a beauty blog is simply too much. I have other interests besides beauty and I’m worried if I overload myself on just cosmetics, I will forget my other interests and I do not want that. I love that this blog helped me get where I am because gosh I love where I am so much but it’s time to put the beauty part of my blog to rest.
Lastly, domains. Domains cost money. www.thebrookebook.com was not free and I’ve been paying for it for quite some time now. Once this year is up, my blog will go back to being www.thebrookebook.wordpress.com. Same, same but different. I may at one point switch back over to a free hosting platform too but for now I am sticking with wordpress because I like it.
So yeah, that’s where I am at right now. I haven’t decided yet if I will be deleting my FB page but for now it will stay so if you are still interested in reading my post from time to time, give that thing a “like”. https://www.facebook.com/thebrookebookbeautyblog/