So I mentioned that 2017 would be a but different for Drugstore Divas. This transition has been something I’ve been thinking about for a while, but I didn’t start implementing until August. Before then, Drugstore Divas was posting an average of 30 deal posts a day — and sometimes 48 or more. I’m one person and that was just too much for me to handle. Plus, by churning out so many posts, I didn’t have time for anything fun: like cooking and posting recipes.
August came and I was grandma-sitting my grandma who was in rehab for three fractures in her back. I was sitting with her for six or more hours every day. I had my laptop with me, but I also had the responsibility of helping her. Plus, I wanted to be able to spend time with my grandma, take her outside and feed the cat that lived at rehab, and not worry that I was missing a time slot where a coupon should be live. So I decided then to really scale back on what I was doing.
Not too long after, I changed our header to include five words: frugal, family, fashion, food, and fun.
That’s what we’ll be focusing on at Drugstore Divas, the blog itself. On our social media pages, and Facebook in particular, there will be a lot more shared as far as coupons, quick deals, and the like. It will be a bit more fast moving there than it is here on the blog. So Facebook is definitely still an extension of this site, even more so than it has been ever before. The blog will be filled with posts that will be relevant to you any time you come, and our Facebook page will be more of deals that could expire quickly.
Now, about those new topics for the blog itself. Along with them will be “for the home” — which is also an F, but I thought those posts would be better suited under the heading of family (since you live with your family at home? That was my logic anyway). I really want to have a set schedule for when those topics will run, but it will probably be a little more random. Ideally, there will be a daily frugal post, and then each day will be one of those topics.
My hope is for the schedule to look like this:
Monday: For The Home (cleaning, getting ready for guests, decorating, etc.)
Tuesday: Food (recipes)
Wednesday: Hump Day … so whatever happens on Wednesday, happens
Thursday: Fun (attractions, movies, DIY projects, etc.)
Friday: Fashion (anything with clothing, skincare, etc.)
That’s the plan, anyway. We’ll see how it goes. When I get a little downtime, I’ll make new images for the sidebar so you can easily find all out our new main categories.