Welcome to my “new” site!
While the site design has not changed much (still working on it), I have decided to change the name and concept behind this blog of mine. I’m no longer calling my blog “Clothes & Quotes” and instead just keeping it simple and casual with my name. The reason for this…
In 2013 when I started Clothes & Quotes, I didn’t really realize there was an actual “business” of blogging. I started blogging because I was looking for (as everyone who starts a blog says) a creative outlet. I had just graduated college and was really in need to something to fill my time. I’d been reading fashion blogs for a while and thought it would be a great way to combine two things I love, fashion and writing, so I created Clothes & Quotes.
Once I got into blogging, like really into it, I started to notice how much of a business blogging actually is. As soon as I realized that, I quickly got sucked into the the numbers, the comparison and just the stress of it all. Blogging quickly became a chore. It was no longer fun or inspiring. I was (am!) very proud of what I created with Clothes & Quotes and I was proud of my work, but that quickly got pushed to the back when I realized I wasn’t nearly as far along as others were. It was an endless struggle to reach some nonexistent finish line that I thought everyone else had already reached.
Towards the end of last year I decided to just back off and really think about whether or not I wanted to keep blogging. I was actually pretty set on not continuing and had told my friends and family that I was done. Buuuut, here we are.
While it’s only been a month, not worrying about the numbers has been WONDERFUL, but not blogging kind of sucked. So after some thought, I’ve decided I’m not going to worry about the numbers and the business of it all. I’m just going to do what I love.
Fashion is still something I love, so there will still be that aspect, but only once a week (Wednesday). Posts on Monday and Friday are going to be more personal/lifestyle posts. I want this to be a place I can come and be excited/inspired to write and share about the things I truly love. I want to work on my photography and share other pictures rather than just #OOTD pictures. I just want to Blog and not worry about the rest of it.
So welcome to Shann M. Holt 🙂
Sorry for the longwinded explanation, but I felt it was necessary to explain the changes and where I’ve been. I’m excited about this new path and I truly hope you enjoy the new content that I’ll be sharing and that you continue to follow along.