Growing Pains

Posted November 21, 2014 by love2dazzle in Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

by Ali Kiki

I couldn’t come up with a clever title for the post at this point in time so the title will probably get added on later. Right now I am working with the fact that I am trying to plan a wedding. I am trying to find a way to make my blog more enjoyable for readers and continue to do book reviews. When I look at other people’s websites and blogs to see how they keep up with demand and I see that they have several reviews on their websites doing reviews. It isn’t just a one man team like I am right now. I can see how maybe they can produce more work than I am however I feel like I am producing good quality work and it is just me but I wonder if maybe my opinion is getting old and people what to see a variety of styles of reviews. I want to grow as a blogger and have my website grow but I am having a hard time trying to figure out what will take me over that ledge to where I am thriving rather than struggling. Don’t get me wrong I am doing well on Dazzled by Books and I am still getting great subscribers, I am just wanting to move forward and take Dazzled by Books to the next step. What that is…is what I need to figure out? I want to know what my readers think and what they have to say?

As much as I like reading and reviewing books, I want my readers to enjoy the content that is on my blog. I feel like if they don’t enjoy the content than I am not accomplishing what I hope to accomplish. I would love to get more writer for my blog. Anyone who is interested should contact me. I am pretty open and more than willing to teach. I just have to have people who our interested in doing the work. If having new opinions on the blog is what I need to accomplish the next step, then I am more than ready to move forward. In the meantime I can just continue to do what I am doing and try to bring my love of books to my readers.

Sometimes I find having a website, a life, and a job difficult. I do the one thing that I love which is reading and incorporate that into my website. Then on top of that I have a life. A family. A fiance. A career. All of these demand my attention, so I can’t just sit back and stay at home only doing things on my blog. I am juggling a career in financing that takes up the majority of my time. I work more than 4o hours a week for a financial institution and then by the time I get home I am totally wiped out. I am having a hard time trying to find someone who relates to me. I’ve met a lot of students in the blog world and a lot of stay at home mom’s but I haven’t really found anyone that tries to juggle everything in life-like I do. Do others like me really exist? I would love to get advice and see how you make everything work. I am always looking for ways to improve. I want to go through the growing pains of keeping Dazzled by Books current and keeping up with the new best thing that is coming out. How do you set yourself a part from everyone else?

About Ali Kiki

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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