As the year draws to a close and I’m coming up on the two-year anniversary of this blog, I’m starting to ponder the future. While I have no plans to end “Recovering Shopaholic” (so don’t worry about that!), I may want to change it in some way. I have some thoughts about how I might want to do this, but it’s not only my opinion that matters!
A Brief History of this Blog
When I launched this blog back in January 2013, I had no idea how many people might read it. As is true of all blogs, it started out small. I was mostly writing for myself at first and chronicling my own personal journey. Before too long, I had a handful of readers and was thrilled to get my first comment towards the end of my first month. Things grew steadily from there, with a few bursts along the way as a result of guest posts on more established blogs like “Project 333” and “Be More with Less.”
Fast-forward to today and I have a relatively large following. There are now hundreds of readers who are receiving my posts via email and through feed readers and social media. I feel blessed that my words have been able to reach and touch so many people and I am thankful to all of you for tuning in.
Please Complete My First Reader Survey
As I consider making shifts to the focus and direction of my blog, I would like to get your input. As such, I have created my very first reader survey and I hope that many of you will do me the favor of completing it. The survey includes just 5 multiple choice questions and should take only 2-3 minutes of your time. For those who want to provide additional input, there is an optional text field at the end, but that’s only for those who have the time and inclination to share more.
I would greatly appreciate your taking the time to complete the survey. It may be accessed via the following link:
The survey is completely anonymous and I want you to be as honest as possible in your responses. I write this blog for you and I want it to be the best possible resource for this community. I am dedicated to helping other shopaholics (and women who are dissatisfied with their wardrobes and style) reach a better and happier place. Your survey responses will help me decide on future post topics, as well as potential products and service offerings I may consider launching.
You’re welcome to provide feedback in the comments section of this post as well. As the holidays are coming up and most of us will likely get busier and busier, I would appreciate your completing the reader survey on or before Friday, November 21st. After I’ve had a chance to read and process all of the responses, I will share a summary of what I learn in a future post.
Thank you in advance for helping me to make this blog an even better resource for those who struggle with overshopping, cramped closets, personal style struggles, and other related issues. It is my pleasure to write this blog and interact with all of you! I’ll be back later this week with a regular post, and I’m also hard at work at finishing my second e-book, “End Closet Chaos.”
Stay tuned for news on when this book will be available through Amazon.com. In the meantime, I invite you to check out my first book, “UnShopping: Recovery Solutions from an Ex-Shopaholic.” Many thanks to those who have already purchased and read “UnShopping.”
Before You Go… One More Thing to Share
I know that many of you also subscribe to Bridgette Raes’ blog, but for those who don’t, I want to alert you to a post you may wish to read. In today’s article, “How to Save Clothing Before You Ditch It,” Bridgette mentions her work with me and how I’ve been chronicling my experience here on “Recovering Shopaholic.” She also writes about the blue jacket that was pictured in both my “January through June Purchase Analysis” and the post on Bridgette’s advice regarding my casual skirt outfits.
Bridgette not only shares a look board of ideas for re-styling my jacket, she also presents five more examples of how subtle tweaks can make the difference between disliking and loving an outfit. In many cases, it’s not the pieces we’re wearing that are wrong; it’s that we’ve combined them the wrong way!
I highly recommend that you check out the post for some great tips and suggestions for improving your outfits. Although I didn’t enjoy seeing one of my cringe-worthy ensembles plastered on the Internet another time, I learned a lot from Bridgette’s visual representations of looks that don’t work and how they can easily be fixed through simple styling tricks. Bridgette really is the Clothing – and Accessories – Whisperer!