April 27, 2016

Tea Talk/ Check In

Hey everyone! I have been wanting to do a bit of a casual/housekeeping post for a while, and I figured sitting down with a cup of tea while I wrote this was the perfect way to start. I welcome you to grab a drink while you read…. got it yet? Perfect. Let’s sip away.

Tea talk

First of all, can you believe this blog has been up for over 9 months? Where does the time go?! When I started this blog, I started it as a resource for Disney enthusiasts, to help people who are planning Disney vacations, and to share my crazy amount of knowledge about Disney. Since I decided I wanted to start a blog, I have read so much about blogging, growing traffic, you name it. A lot of other bloggers (who blog about blogging) say that you shouldn’t blog about you, because who cares? That was one of the reasons I felt I should blog about Disney primarily, and maybe throw in the odd personal post.

As I’ve been blogging for many months now, I can see where I want the blog to be, and it’s shifting a bit. You may have noticed that the number of Disney posts has gone down, and the number of “personal” posts has gone up. I created this blog with the intention of sharing as well as Disney things, but it took a while for me to feel comfortable sharing more about myself, and finding my groove in blogging. When the blog first launched, you may have noticed that tagline: My Life, My Adventures, My Love of Disney and think “she’s only talking about Disney, why does she have that other stuff in there?”. Well, I’ve been thinking about it for that long, and now I’m happy with where I am and where the blog is going.

Even with the addition of personal posts, that is in no way the only thing I will be blogging about. I still have a lot of Disney knowledge to share, it’s just going to be a little more spread out. Obviously Disney is still a very large part of my life, and that’s not going to change anytime soon. Expect a lot of Disney content after my next trip especially, because I have lots of plans! You would be surprised with how many ideas I have, and lack of pictures from my last trip (even though I took thousands of pictures, and had no idea I was going to start a blog in which I needed those pictures). It’s hard to write specific posts about things that you didn’t take any pictures of and post it on a blog where you only use personal pictures! Let’s just say after my next trip I should be more prepared!

You may have also noticed that I started a YouTube channel, which I have thought about for a while. It gives me another way to share, and it’s nice to change it up a bit. When I started the channel I wasn’t quite sure how often I was going to put videos up, but now that I’ve scheduled posts for the next few months, I created a goal. The goal is to post two videos a month, but with co-ordinating blog posts as well. So, if you don’t love the videos, there is still blog content for you. And with the videos, you might also get to know me a little better! I’ve already learned so much in the four videos I’ve posted, and I can’t wait to keep learning.

You may have also noticed that there are some affiliate links on the blog now. I want to be as open as possible, so I will always put a disclaimer in the posts with affiliate links. The links are only on items that I personally have bought, and enjoyed. These links don’t cost you anything by clicking, and I receive a very small commission if you purchase by using the links. Blogging takes up a lot of time, and I really enjoy doing it, but making a (very) small amount of money for all the time I put in would be a nice benefit. That is not to say that I’m trying to get rich or anything, and I definitely am only writing this blog because I enjoy it. I hope that being open about it helps you to understand where I am coming from. I in no way want to make you think that I am trying to take advantage of your readership, because I appreciate it so much!

I do hope that you are enjoying what is here on A Disney Obsession, and I hope you like where it is heading. I really enjoy having this little space of the internet, and sharing my life with you. Thank you so much for joining me on this journey!

Now here is where you come in! Please let me know in the comments what you enjoy (or don’t enjoy). It is very hard to gauge what people like just by numbers, so I want to hear from you! Please let me know if there is anything you would like to see on the blog, or in videos! More videos? Behind the scenes things? More Disney? More about me? Seriously, I want to know!

Thank you so much for reading!

Kelsey

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