I cannot believe how long it has been since my last blog post! I can’t tell you how busy I have been and what all has been going on.
Well actually, I take that back. Because that is exactly what today’s post is going to be!
So… what have I been up to?
I’m still coaching and my girls are getting ready to head into fall season here soon so I have been working so hard to get them ready for routines and finishing the summer strong by working some fun and exciting new skills. I have been totally changing my lesson plans and the way practice is run to benefit my girls the most. I spend at least 30 to 45 minutes a day researching different coaching techniques and drills to get my girls ready for all of the new skills they need to learn. And then another 30 minutes writing out the lesson plans for the week.
I spend a few hours a day researching new blog post ideas and inspiration. Which is something that I struggle with at least once a week. I always say it but I really have to be in the mood to write and that just doesn’t happen all the time. I sit down to write I get distracted and end up thinking of other things that need to get done, which usually gets prioritized over blogging.
Although… I am getting ready to commit to being a full time blogger here very shortly! Stay tuned!
In the meantime, a lot of where I spend my time is planning things out for my blog. I have been in a bit of a rut lately and wanting to make a few changes to my blog. And since I have been so absent why not share a few of those things with you.
Changes/Upcoming things on Erica Samone
- Blog Photos
I have been itching to get out and shoot another photoshoot for blog pictures. My first push back was because I couldn’t find any outfits I wanted to shoot in or didn’t have the right accessories. So I finally went and got new outfits and new accessories. The second push back was because I was really suffering from my chronic migraines. Every picture I took I looked mad and you could tell I was just not feeling it. The third push back which is also the same reason I won’t go out right now has been the heat. It is currently 97 degrees in Kansas City and we are supposed to have record heat this week. A few weeks ago we had a heat wave that felt like it lasted about 3 weeks. But supposedly the temperature is going to feel like 115! Try doing a photoshoot in that!
- Blog Post Photos
Also I am trying to get to the point where I use solely my own pictures for my blog posts. A lot of the pictures I have been using have been stock photos and I think it will really step up my brand if I start using my own pictures. I spend so much time and effort into one blog post photo that I would consider it art. I do a lot of research and I see a lot of flat lays and it really does take time to create.
- Finally, I want to add vlogs and videos to my blog
I started my blog as my creative outlet and a way to express myself. I have had my blog for just a few months over a year now and I think it is time to add another layer to just writing. It’s one thing to get to know me through my writing and a whole other thing to getting to know me in videos. How fun would it be to bring you along for my daily journey. If you aren’t familiar with vlogging it is basically just a video style of blogging. I watch a lot of different vloggers on Youtube and really love the idea of being able to capture daily memories through videos.
I really can’t believe it has been so long since I have posted anything. Excited for the new changes and upcoming projects on EricaSamone.com?
I have even more surprises as the next few months unfold but those I’m keeping hidden for now!
Until next time,