Why I am changing the focus of this blog

I have been putting this post off for a long time. Real talk, I have been in a total fog and completely unfocused on my blog. Work has been crazy busy since I have relaunched my design studio (portfolio website coming soon!) and I am booking clients for brand identity design and website development. I am learning wordpress, modern calligraphy, watercolor, and various fun craft skills. I have a confession to make, late at night, I get down under the covers and dive into my favorite little obsession – pinning articles about blogging and social media. I have pinned and pinned so many biz tips and blogging posts that my pinterest following has blown up in a few months. Apparently I have been helping others curate this information. But I have done nothing with the information. Absolutely nothing.

I now know why I have not been focused on my blog. I was not crystal clear on what I am truly passionate about. Actually, I was afraid to blog about it. I love what I do in direct sales. I work with a really cool company called viaONEHOPE and in a few short months have been the first to reach the Senior Director career level in our newly developed compensation plan. I want to shout it from the rooftops here and all over social media but I was afraid of scaring you away. I didn’t want to be that icky direct sales chick. But here’s the thing. I help stylish women have a life and business they love. I work really hard at coaching, encouraging, sharing tips and creating resources to be a savvy social seller. I have so much fun sharing our mission of cause entrepreneurship and my cup is so incredibly full.

I have made the hard decision to change the focus of this blog to be a resource for stylish women with social selling businesses. I realize I may lose some of my treasured readers who follow me for my fashion, beauty and style posts. But I just can’t help but feel so downright giddy about the direction I am going in. I have wanted a place to call home for training material for my team and so many other women who reach out to me on a daily basis ask questions about how to be successful in their business. I have so many wonderful posts and videos planned and I am so over the moon to go on this journey with you.

Bear with me as I work through the kinks of navigating this new world of finding my authentic voice and sharing it. And yes, of course I will be sharing sneak peeks of my life behind the scenes and what outfits to wear to parties, style tips and home decor. I mean, it wouldn’t be Lucky + Lovely if I didn’t, right? So excited, yall! Cheers to a new adventure!

  • Connie November 9, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Wishing you only the best in your new venue.. may it be a wild success for you!

    • melanie@luckyandlovely.com November 9, 2015 at 10:37 pm

      Hi Connie!!! Excited to connect. Thank you for all your well wishes! I can’t wait to learn more about you.

  • Aida Rodriguez November 9, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Sounds wonderful!!! I’m so happy you have found your passion and are sharing it with all of us, you are a true inspiration! Congrats on everything!!! XO

    • melanie@luckyandlovely.com November 9, 2015 at 10:37 pm

      Thank you Aida!! You are so kind to me!

  • Rach Martin November 10, 2015 at 4:17 am

    This is so exciting, congrats girl! I actually just stumbled upon your blog & I am now going to be an avid reader – can’t wait for all that you reach and all that I learn from you!

    XO, Rach
    http://Www.seashellsandsparkles.com

    • melanie@luckyandlovely.com November 11, 2015 at 4:19 am

      Hi Rachelle! what a sweet comment and I am diving into your fun blog. I am already hooked on that post you did about your planner. gaaaaah! I will be emailing you soon. Would love to collab on some guest posts?

      • Rach January 19, 2016 at 12:39 pm

        Hey girl – hey! Just noticed this. I’m glad you find my blog fun and the post I did about the planner! Shoot me an e-mail and we can figure it out!

        XO, R

        • luckyandlovely January 22, 2016 at 12:44 pm

          hey girl! ok I will!! thanks for visiting the blog!

  • LaTora Howington November 11, 2015 at 4:08 am

    Hi Melanie, I’m so glad you wrote this blog post, it was meant for me to read this today. I had been thinking about giving up on my Stella & Dot business. I can’t wait to read more blog posts.

    • melanie@luckyandlovely.com November 11, 2015 at 4:21 am

      LaTora, I am so glad you wrote that comment. You just inspired my VERY next post. I had a bunch of biz/marketing posts lined up but you made me realize I need to have motivation posts. Stay tuned, the next one is for you!

  • Erin November 12, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Just found your blog. YAY for going after the thing you love and doing it unashamedly! Cheering you on, girl! 🙂

    • melanie@luckyandlovely.com November 16, 2015 at 11:51 am

      Yay! Erin!! Thanks for visiting and for the support. Women like you are the reason WHY I started this journey!

  • frances November 15, 2015 at 12:04 am

    LOVE THIS!!! You living your passion only enhances the fabulous and wonderful sharing person you are. I look forward to following you….wherever you go 😃😉

    • melanie@luckyandlovely.com November 16, 2015 at 11:50 am

      You complete me seriously!! Can’t wait to see you and thank you for supporting!!

  • Vanessa December 31, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Love the change in direction and glad you feel great about it! We need more support for us social sellers out there who are trying to make the world a better place!!! 🙂