Hello lovelies! Today’s post is going to be a bit different. I’ve got a majorly exciting announcement to make, and I hope you’re willing to take a break from daily beauty reviews in order to learn more about what’s been going on behind the scenes here at Authentic Stereotypes.
First things first: I want to take a minute to say a HUGE Thank You to all of my readers. When I first started this blog 6 months ago I had no idea just how wonderful all of you would turn out to be. Things have taken off very quickly around here (I now have over 900 followers – WHAT?!) and it’s taken me some time to really and truly appreciate what that means. Y’all are my number one priority, and it’s become apparent that I need to make a few changes in order to be able to continue to provide you with the very best content I can. That’s why today I’m announcing that Authentic Stereotypes is moving to a new home…
Take a minute to pop over there and see what all is going on, and don’t forget to follow so that you’ll continue to receive your regular updates about new content. If you follow me on bloglovin, make sure to stay up to date by clicking on the link below:
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Now, I know this is a big change and that there is a good amount of risk involved. I know some of you won’t want to check out the new site and that there’s a chance I could lose a lot of my followers, which is why I want to take a few more minutes of your time to explain why I am making this change. Here are a few reasons
- WordPress.com does not allow me to post sponsored content or really do anything else that could lead to my making money. While I’m do not run this blog for-profit (I have a full time job as a Designer, thank you) things have gotten tight in my budget since starting Authentic Stereotypes, and it recently became clear that I’d need a bit more flexibility in terms of partnering with brands if I wanted to continue to offer you top-tier content.
- Posting product reviews is great, but there’s more out there that we are all interested in. I will continue to review products, same as always, but I’ve wanted to branch out into other areas such as fashion, lifestyle, and fitness/wellness. I was beginning to feel a bit stuck creatively and I think that the transition to a new site will help me feel inspired to branch out into these other areas of interest.
- I wanted more control over the aesthetic and brand of Authentic Stereotypes. You already know that I am a graphic designer, so I’m hoping you’ll understand when I say that working with a free WordPress account was very limiting in terms of having control over the design of my site. It was a great starting place, but it’s time to grow and expand.
I could go into more detail, but I’d hate to bore you with the nitty-gritty. What I can promise is that you can continue to expect quality daily content from Authentic Stereotypes, and that I’ll still be the one running the show :). This move to a paid domain and new platform is intended to enhance my content in a way that I truly believe in, and that I hope you will appreciate and enjoy. So take a minute to browse around the new site (all your favorite content has already been moved over) and see what you think. Here’s the link one more time:
Thank you all!