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posted on: 1.13.2015


Content. A blog cannot survive without it, and it's something I am currently struggling to create. In the past I would just put on a cute outfit and call it a day, but as you can tell that doesn't quite do it for me anymore. Also, I am not as stylish as I once was haha, hence my mom sweater and dirty vans. What matters to me has shifted across all aspects of my life, thus my blog exhibits such truths. Fashion, albeit I do love me some shoes, is very much in the margin. My hair is short because it's easier to manage, and as much as I love dancing I'd rather have a dance party at home with loved ones than at a club in a mini-dress. But here I am getting off track, back to content. I guess I am feeling as though I have nothing to offer you. I have no cute clothing tips, no DIY's and I'm not a mom so no great projects and/or family adventures to suggest. All I have is my life and I can only assume that to you all it gets rather boring. I think the root of my writer's-block is the major career changes I have made in the past month. So much of my creative fire is flowing onto art boards and canvases, leaving MJB stranded. I guess, my beloved bloggers, what I need is help. Suggestions. Content can come from that no? Ignite my blogging fire if you will. What do you enjoy reading here? What do you wish I posted more of? I feel this is a bit desperate, but before I get too deep into the dark hole of boring posts I am putting pride aside and reaching out to you. Basically, anything helps :).

Thank you all, I mean it. Thank you for supporting my crazy. I love you.

23 comments:

  1. First off, you look gorgeous and I think your blog is fantastic! I'll always photograph some sort of fashion, but if I can't think of anything to write (which happens a lot), then I can't force myself to write anything. I'd rather have what I write be authentic than some sort of fluff that no one really cares about. Those are the posts where all I'll write is "Thanks for reading!" :) Good luck! -xx

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  2. I adore this post! You look so beautiful, and your outfit is also pretty dang cool (who doesn't love Vans!) I enjoy reading your veracity. That's what I enjoy. You are so raw and real, and maybe should discuss other aspects of life that you feel that people "fake" similar to the beautiful blogging world we all see. Another great read!

    xoxo
    Chanel
    JeMappelleChanel.com

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  3. I feel you girl.

    I usually write a post on whatever's on my mind-- but then I reconfigure it to be more informative. I do a little research. I take a few photos. And then I call it a day.

    Something that's worked for me in the past is to set up a weekly series for a certain day of the week. That way you don't really have to think of a topic, you can post new content on a developing topic. (For example, some people had said that I hadn't shared a lot of detail about myself so I did a "get to know me" series with lots of random facts. People love that.)

    Also, love these photos of you. Not having content becomes you! hahaha ;)

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  4. I fell Ya girl! Hence why I stick to what I know, outfits haha! I am definitely not a writer as much I wish I was! Why don't you blog about your art since that is what you are most interested in and yor art is so beautiful! Let us know what inspired you ect! I would love seeing your art multiple times a week! ;)

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  5. You look so cute together <3

    http://www.thecutielicious.com

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  6. Oh my how I struggle with content- literally my days are spent in pajamas, chasing kids, changing diapers and cooking and cleaning. I have to look deep to find anything and I'm still not sure it's what people want, so I just write what I need to remember. For you- your writing is so great- I love your humor and wit and like your post best when your just saying what's on your mind. I loved the posts about your and your hubby and would love to read more of those, also how about some quick intro to art- how you got started, what medium you enjoy best a quick DIY to do on your own or with kids, your creative process. I don't know if any of that helps so maybe I'll just say, keep at it. We love it content or otherwise:)

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  7. Give yourself some time. Maybe go someplace where you get inspired and make sure to have a pen and paper or your phone handy to write down all the creative ideas that come up. Just don't think about it and let it come. But I tell you this... I am so loving your photos.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    www.purecomplex.com

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  8. great post and adorable glasses !! :)
    please follow me :) COLORFUL THOUGHTS

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  9. You look gorgeous in your laid back sweater and tossled hair! Sooo jealous! I think what sets your blog apart from a lot of other sites is that you are incredibly authentic which comes through in your writing and your photos. So, keep up the realness even if what you're blogging about is writer's block. It makes you relatable and readers can identify with that. I love seeing pics of Santa Barbara and things to do there. Being from NY, life in So Cal looks pretty amazing so I love that part of your blog! Hope that's helpful :)

    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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  10. Michaela, your sincerity and humor really come through in your writing and through your blog! I hope I speak for all your readers when I say that we just all really love your personality!!! And you're adorable! xo

    lovejoanna.com

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  11. It's funny-I usually find it irritating when bloggers ask what to write about but I liked your post. Maybe it sounds real or something. Why not post your paintings here with little thoughts about life? I like your writing style and your painting on instagram are amazing. I bet a lot of people are missing out by not following you over there :)

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  12. You look beautiful in these photos! I find a lot of my inspiration from pinterest -- whether it be style, or travel, or more. I also would love to share more of my past travels on my blog -- travels that existed prior to Southern Style. Even though you're experiencing writer's block yourself, I still love this post -- which shows how much people get out of your blog!
    xo Southern Style

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  13. Go out & explore. Get inspiration. Your blog doesn't have to be solely about fashion. Do a highlight on your favorite restaurant. Talk about some fears you had as a kid. Coming from a social media standpoint, people love relating to something.
    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  14. Write what you would like to read & continue taking your beautiful photos :) xo

    http://shannenandco.blogspot.ie/

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  15. I actually really enjoy reading about you and your life - and you're one of the very few people I can say that about. You seem to be such a nice and honest person and I love your mom sweater too, I think it's stylish haha :D You could also do some posts on interior design, I noticed your home is beautiful!

    Bella Pummarola

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  16. I love that little pup of yours!! 100s of pictures of him every day is always appreciated ;)

    You've had a major career change and moved as well. Those are both huge things and it's fine to take a while to settle into your groove again. I think that the posts I've most enjoyed reading on here were the ones were you were writing about your art- because it's something that you're so passionate about. So I think that instead of asking us what we want to see, you should be asking yourself what you love and writing about that.

    xx Kathryn
    http://www.throughthethicket.ca

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  17. Your paintings are beautiful and I really enjoy the way you write even though I'm new to your blog:)

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  18. when I'm getting writer's/blogger's block, i try and go out my neighbourhood or my local community to seek for inspiration.. i take pictures of nature and events happening around me. i find that seeing what's happening in other locations are really interesting to me.

    and i was also supposed to say,i love that sweater.. it looks so cozy and effortlessly chic!

    Animated Confessions

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  19. I know what you mean. I struggled with this all last year. I've been trying to come up with "exciting" (exciting for me) content to produce this year, and though I've managed to jot some ideas I just wonder how long I can keep the momentum going. For me I'd love to include more of my own photography but I still need to replace my lost 7D and the space I live in right now has the most appalling natural light. It's a struggle lol. I keep putting it off for when I move places, whenever that will be though. I was going to suggest for you some of your artwork maybe. BTW is that one of yours framed directly behind you? I love the drawings you've been posting on Instagram, maybe sharing them on here too.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  20. Oooh adorable post!! Love your dog ;)
    Kisses from Spain.
    Xoxo, P.

    My Showroom


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  21. It's my first time visiting your blog so I don't know how helpful I can be but I do love reading lifestyle posts - just the little things you've been up to or just posts about your thoughts. Those are always fun to read. Maybe a post with some of the silly things your dog does? lol Bloggers block is the worst, good luck :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  22. Oh no, my internet timed out when I was commenting and I don't think it went through! Anyways, I was going to say that I always love coming to your blog to read and see photos of Admiral (who wouldn't right), your travels and your life in sunny California! Even if your blog isn't about fashion anymore, just be yourself, and your readers, like me, will still enjoy visiting :)

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  23. OMG you are pretty!

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