Major Updates! I Need Your Help!

Hey, my friends… I have some major updates concerning the content I put out, enough to make a post. I will be sharing with you my improved goals for this platform and would love your input too (poll at the end). So… let’s get right into this.

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#1: Posting

First of all, I want to say that I know lately I haven’t been very active or productive here. Now, this isn’t a post to say “I need to back down” or anything. It is actually quite the contrary.ย  I want to put lots of effort into this blog and continue posting weekly. I admit that things like my Instagram (now at 1000+ followers) have taken up my time. I got excited about my hobby in toy photography and slacked off here, and for that, I do want to apologize.

I will now be posting here every Tuesday. ๐Ÿ˜€

It is a perfect day for me to post and I know by posting once a week I can have time to put effort into every post.

 

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#2: My Pursuits

Alright, many of you know me because I started a doll blog about my American Girl dolls years ago. Also, you may know that months back I ran into some trouble with it and have to pay a bit of money to get it back. I also said that if I quit doll blogging it would go out with a bang.

Unfortunately, I didn’t foresee the blog shutting down without my notice. As much as I have rebelled and fought within myself, I’ve almost had to force myself to realize (with lots of nudging from my Mom) I just don’t play like I used to and that my interests are evolving.

I still LOVE my dolls. I will not get rid of a single one of them, and I am keeping all of their stuff. The thing is though, I can’t pursue very many interests if I want to get good at any of them.

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Doll blogging blessed me so incredibly much and I am so thankful to the Lord for giving me that opportunity. It helped me and taught me so many things. Without it, I would be much less proficient in things like photography and story crafting.

But… I realized if I really want to hone my craft in certain things and am now acquiring new interests, I have to let doll blogging slide.ย 

If you’ve known me for any amount of time you probably know I can sometimes loath growing up, but there has to be a time.

Photography and non-fiction blogging are the hobbies I am choosing to narrow my focus on now, while my main pursuit will be fiction writing. Already those are a slight bit daunting. Telling stories with my dolls has turned to telling stories on paper with even wider possibilities. Also, I still do toy photography, just with action figures instead of dolls. I still love using my imagination. So… maybe my doll blog did not go out with a bang, but I hope there were some exciting moments in there for those who followed along. I am most thankful for how it grew me as a person and introduced me to so many neat people.

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#4: Writing

Like I said before, my fiction writing is something I am going to try and give top priority to. Actually, I am working on an extensive short story project right now that will be releasing to the Treasured Script Newsletter as soon as possible.

If you are not already subscribed, check it out here:

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I am also in the process of writing a novel that I am very excited about.ย  I just want to thank you all for your AMAZING support throughout my writing journey.

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#3: My Focus

I really want to start narrowing the focus of this blog to the content people want to see. The only thing is… I don’t know what people want! Would you help me and take this easy survey down below? (The background is of my adorable dog, Roxy.) Your input will largely affect what is inserted on this blog. Check it out:

HERE!

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In Summary:

  1. I will be posting every Tuesday
  2. I will be pursuing blogging, action figure photography, and story writing
  3. I will be focusing on fiction writing most heavily
  4. I am narrowing the focus on this blog based on your input

Thank You So Much! I really want to get this blog back on track. You guys mean so much to me! Bye, for now, everyone! I’ll see you next Tuesday for a brand new post!

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9 thoughts on “Major Updates! I Need Your Help!

  1. Yay! A Jewel post!
    *immediately drops everything*

    I am so excited to see you excited about blogging! I will definitely miss seeing your doll posts, but I understand that interests change over time, and itโ€™s just more important to do other things. I love your Instagram, and I think itโ€™s fantastic that youโ€™re focusing on that. I canโ€™t wait to see where your blog goes from here!
    (Also, I need novel details!)
    (I mean, I get it if itโ€™s secret too though๐Ÿ™‚)

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    1. Awww! Diamond, you make my day! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thanks so much! I really, really appreciate that!
      As for my novel, it is mostly a secret for now, but I can give you this brief synopsis:
      It is a dystopian story, about a woman who lives in a perfectionistic society and becomes the guide of a man who was raised as a human experiment to become the perfect โ€œhuman.โ€

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  2. Eee, I love finding a post from you in my reader, Jewel!! I’m so so excited to see where your blog is gunna go. Plus, I’m so pumped to hear more about your writing projects – they sound so intriging (also guess what??? I’m also writing a dystopian novel right now 0.0). And also, I took your survey… Roxy is super cute :))
    Although I will miss your doll blogs, I 100% understand! And I know, in teen years, it’s kinda hard to know which hobbies to hone in on the most (I’m still facing that problem xD). Anyways, there is much excitment over here to see what new content is coming to TS – I know it’s gunna be awesome!! โคโค

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    1. Thank you tons, my friend! โค โค (OOoooh! Sounds awesome!) Thanks so much for your survey answers (I really appreciated the kind words)! And thank you! Roxy is super friendly too. XD

      Yeah, it's been very difficult for me too, but I really just need to buckle down and focus on something, so that's what I'm trying to do. XD Thanks again for always being so supportive, Sarah!

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  3. jewelllll heyyyyy!
    1) hot diggity dang your toy photography is good. i mean like GOOD good. i don’t even collect figures and i appreciate the craft. keep up that AMAZING work on your insta okay? okay.
    2) i completely get having tons of hobbies/interests and not focusing on any one of them. i happen to be the CEO of that company. it’s rough. as i’ve grown up, i’ve found i don’t play with my dolls very much anymore either. i still love them i just don’t do it as much.
    i answered your survey! roxy is so cute โค keep it up and i can't wait to see where you take this blog!
    xx tess

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    1. Hiiiiii Tess!!!! XD
      Thanks so much for saying that, girl! That means SO much to me.
      LOL Thanks so much. It is comforting to know people are struggling with the same stuff as me.
      Thank you for your answers, and for being a great friend! โค

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  4. Yay yay yay! New post!
    I’m sad to hear that Doll Notebook won’t be coming back, but I also understand. I’m super glad that I got to follow you from there, and to here! Your Instagram is absolutely stunning and I can see why it’s been taking up your time. And I also understand narrowing your focus.Can’t wait to see more posts. ๐Ÿ™‚
    ~ Megan

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