But It’s a “Lifestyle” Blog?

You’re Super Delightful. Round two.

YSD was originally started in November of 2011. It was vaguely updated for the first year, and then things kicked in to high gear in October 2012. It was a blissful 8 months. Actually, that is not entirely true. It was not blissful. The blog was an outlet, it served its purpose delightfully, and after its purpose I pushed it to the side while I moved forward. I took it offline (does anything ever really go offline? Doubt it) but kept the domain.

Jump ahead four years, and here we are. Back at it. You can’t take a good blog down. That sort of thing.

Previously YSD had a lot of recipes, assorted reviews, and general “hey this is what’s going on” updates. Since it came down, I have spent a heck of a lot of time perusing all sorts of different blogs. Fashion blogs, recipe blogs, lifestyle blogs. Suffice to say that the general blog game has been majorly upped in the last four years. In a way, with so much content on the web it’s difficult to pin down exactly what makes a decent blog, but I’m going to give it a shot.

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Enjoy.

And So We Begin…

Get a website they said, coming soon she said….

Right. Well, it has been almost 6 months since I initially put this website out on the interweb and in this time, it hasn’t changed much.

So many great ideas have popped into my head, along with directions to take it. What’s the hold up? Valid question. Originally I thought I would blog about life, this, that, + the other thing. But I kept questioning myself on what direction I was going to take this in that would make it different than all the other blogs that currently feature food, crafting, whims, etc. I couldn’t pin down what I could do to stand out. This is a question that plagues me in almost any venture I stick my toe in to. I try to imagine my audience and what they would be most interested in hearing of. I think of the blogs and websites that I frequent most and question what keeps me coming back. The thing is, there is just too much information on the web. It’s all been done or being done, or should never be done. But, here is the thing; you can spend forever trying to find that one thing that makes you appear brilliant or fantastic, and a) you can waste a lot of time and b) someone will be happy to judge you and let you know that it actually isn’t that brilliant or fantastic.

So, forget it. Let’s just roll.

This will be my home. To share stories, events, recipes, + life. Currently in the planning phase.