Hey everyone! Since first announcing that I would be going full-time with my blog, I’ve been doing a lot of self-reflection and re-evaluating my why, purpose, and mission of my blog.
With my 2 year Blogiversary just around the corner, it felt like the perfect time to create a post for all my readers to understand just what Kindly Unspoken is, why I started this blog in the first place, and what to expect next from me as I move forward with blogging.
Blogging- My Why, Purpose, and Mission
Why I Started A Blog
It all started back in the fall of 2015 upon completing my Master’s Degree in Managerial Communications & Marketing and realizing that I hadn’t really taken my passions anywhere.
I’ve always been a highly creative individual who has a love for writing, beauty, and fashion, but I had never really stepped out of my comfort zone in pursuing anything with it. I used to spend countless hours reading blogs, watching youtube videos, and swooning over all the pretty images on Pinterest, wishing I could one day have my own creative space on the internet.
Call it self-doubt, but for the longest time I basically had this ridiculous mentality that I wasn’t worthy of putting myself out there. I kept letting fear of being judged stand in the way of pursuing my dreams, and it was super frustrating to say the least.
Until one day, one of my marketing professors basically told me that I had an incredible gift of words and told me that I needed to put my talent and creativity to good use. And I guess that’s what you could call my sort-of “ah-ha” moment and I realized I needed to quit letting self-doubt and fear get in the way of going after what I loved. And that’s when I created Kindly Unspoken.
What Is Kindly Unspoken?
Kindly Unspoken is a beauty/lifestyle blog featuring my love for affordable beauty and fashion, words of encouragement, and my crazy, amazing life as a wife and mother of two.
On Kindly Unspoken, you’ll find practical beauty tips, honest reviews and easy makeup tutorials, cute and affordable fashion inspiration and styling tips, and uplifting, honest, and 100% real posts about life.
One of the main reasons I felt compelled to start a blog in the first place is because I wanted to inspire the everyday woman to feel beautiful and have confidence. In a society that constantly tries to tear you down and tell you you’re not good enough, I want to help build you up and tell you that you most definitely ARE good enough!
- Related- Learning to Show Yourself Grace
No matter what I post on my blog my intent is to always encourage others to believe in themselves and to remember that a little kindness goes a long way. You never know when a simple smile or compliment just might make another person’s day.
What To Expect Next
Moving forward, I’ve decided to really narrow my focus to beauty, fashion, and encouragement. I have a lot of fresh ideas on these topics and I’m excited to more wholly focus my efforts and bring you some great content! I’m also going to be updating/revamping the blog a little, so you might start to notice some small changes in the look and feel of my blog over the next few months. It’ll be awesome, promise! 🙂
Easy & Practical Beauty– I’m all about simple, no-fuss beauty solutions, which is why I really enjoy sharing my favorite beauty products and honest reviews. I also really, really love doing makeup and I plan to start sharing more makeup tutorials and tips that will help you look and feel your best!
Affordable Fashion + Budget Shopping– This is an area I’ve yet to fully unleash on the blog and I’m SUPER stoked about it! For years I’ve kind of been known as the budget fashionista in my family, and I want to share my best tips and tricks with you all! You can expect to start seeing more outfit posts as well as posts on how to find the best deals in your favorite stores!
Encouragement + Family– I really enjoy writing raw, heartfelt posts on the blog about living life to the fullest and sharing my personal stories and experiences with you. One topic I specifically have yet to speak out about is bullying, but it’s a topic that really hits home with me and I personally have a lot to say about it. You can also look forward to more posts on motherhood, struggles with perfectionism, and posts on finding confidence.
Recipes– And in case you haven’t noticed, I also have a passion for baking so you can expect to see a delicious recipe from me every now and then. I know this doesn’t really fit into beauty, fashion, or encouragement, but it brings me joy and if anyone has a problem with chocolate chip cookies like these, then honestly we can’t be friends anyway. 😉
What I Ask Of You
As a reader of Kindly Unspoken, I simply ask that you always share your honest feedback with me and know that I truly appreciate each and every comment, message, and e-mail I receive from you. I don’t want you to ever feel like you can’t reach out to me with any questions, comments, or concerns you have, and it makes my day hearing from you! You can contact me over here or shoot me a message to [email protected].
I also ask that if you love a post on my blog or social pages, feel free to give it a share or send it to someone else who might enjoy it! Us bloggers love to have our content shared, so by all means share away!
Last but certainly not least, if you truly love my blog, I’d invite you to sign up for my newsletter! I send out a short encouragement e-mail every week along with budget-friendly beauty and fashion finds, and a recap of my most recent posts.
I also plan to start sending out some goodies and printables this fall and holiday season exclusive for my e-mail subscribers, so be sure and sign up over here if you don’t want to miss out!
While I don’t feel like the mission of my blog has ever changed, I’ve learned a lot over the past two years and I can honestly say that I feel more confident today in the direction I’ve decided to take with my blog moving forward. I’m so thankful for each and every blog reader and I’m looking forward to working hard and giving this blog my all.
Whether you’re a veteran reader of Kindly Unspoken or you’re brand new around these parts, I hope this post has helped you gain a greater understanding of my blog’s purpose and I hope you’ll continue to be a part of this amazing community that inspires you to live beautifully, enjoy the little things, and remember that above all, kindness matters.
As always, thanks for stopping by!- Cara