So, I have to start 2020 with a confession: I’ve been cheating on y’all.
I know a lot of readers have noticed that I haven’t been updating the blog nearly as often as I used to. And although I use the generic excuse of being a relatively new mom, truth is that I have been reconsidering my online presence.
After years of blogging here and getting relatively little recognition in relation to all the work that I do (although I get a lot of recognition from those of you who have been there since the beginning, cheering me on—love you!), I consulted with a few professionals who suggested I consider starting from scratch.
They also suggested that I choose a name that is broader than basically my name.
Are you leaving?
Don’t panic! I’m not going anywhere. But I do think that I need to change the way that I approach this writing online business as a, well, business, if I want to make it sustainable in the long term.
So after careful consideration, I’ve decided to start a parallel website called Little by Little. It’s pretty much what you would find here on Sahar’s Blog, but with a couple of distinct differences. The first is that I am working on finding more collaborators. Not just mere guest posters, but collaborators who will basically have their own column on the website. Second, I will be moving towards monetizing the website, because I would love to write full-time.
Sahar’s Blog isn’t going to go anywhere. I will be updating it at least once or twice a month to keep all you loyal readers (some of whom have been with me all the way back since I first started in 2007, all the way to 2020–for now!) up-to-date on my shenanigans. But the bulk of my creative efforts will go to my writing and to a new endeavor: the recently launched website Little by Little. I would love to see there as well!