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Hi Allie, I love your blog! Have you ever thought of doing a link-up post every week? I’d love to know what you read online through the week I bet it’s very inspiring!I love your website! I am however, having a little difficulty doing searches in finding recommended clothing and accessories links. Have you ever thought about doing a monthly “Great online finds” link?Have you ever considered doing videos? I think it’s the part missing from your blog – we love you Alison, and it would be great to see you moving in your clothes and talking about them and seeing you in 3D. You should consider it.My friend suggested I contact you. I am looking for help with my wardrobe and I heard you do virtual wardrobe consultations but I don’t see anything on your website. How much do you charge?Have you thought about having a schedule for your blog posts? Say, Ask Allie Wednesday, Home Design Thursday, Link Friday? While I love your blog, I don’t always relate to all of the content and having a schedule would help me know when to visit and when not to. Don’t take this the wrong way, I really do love your blog and think you are doing a great job I think this could improve your blog even more.I wish you posted more weekend outfit looks. I don’t work in an office and can’t relate to pencil skirts and blazers. Your weekend outfits seem more my speed.
I think all of these ideas sound amazing, and I wish I could do them all. In fact, I have considered all of these ideas over the past few years, and have even done some of these (used to have a Tuesday Tip, did virtual wardrobe consultations, had more weekend outfit posts). The problem is I just don’t have enough time.
My family is top priority, and with all my responsibilities I still feel that I don’t get enough quality time with them. Second priority is my full-time job. While I love blogging and do make a small bit of money from it, my full-time job is what keeps my family afloat – it pays the mortgage and car payment, gives my family health insurance, and is reliable income (and is something I really enjoy doing). Along with this, I have a house to maintain, two dogs, a community I care about, friends I adore, and a desire for a social life and the occasional event away from the computer.
Two years ago, I almost shuttered Wardrobe Oxygen because I felt I didn’t have the time to properly maintain and update it. That is when I merged my outfit blog with my fashion advice blog – this was a way to simplify things and save time without sacrificing quality for you. However, there’s still only 24 hours in the day and there are some things I just can’t accomplish while still having a good relationship with my family and remaining a productive employee at my job.
Each day, even if I don’t write a post, I do something to improve this blog for you. Maybe I will try to improve tagging and searching, possibly I will go back to old posts and clean out the typos and replace broken links and images, maybe I am doing research for an upcoming post. When I have insomnia, I don’t lie in bed staring at the ceiling – I get up and write. I LOVE blogging, I love connecting with all of you, and it makes my day when you contact me and let me know what you think of Wardrobe Oxygen.
As I find better ways to manage my time and simplify processes, I will add more features to this blog. You all have such wonderful suggestions, and I do read them and take them to heart. You never know, I may implement one of your suggestions in the near future!