Happy first day of Fall everyone! I don't know about you but this past Summer has flown by for me. Actually - this entire YEAR is flying by. There are only three months left in 2016. How insane is that?! This Summer has been a peculiar one for me. I started about feeling really excited and motivated and then...not so much. I went through a pretty bad creative block where I just had no really energy or desire to do nail art. I also found myself questioning where I really wanted to go with this blog. If any of you have been readers of Valiantly Varnished for awhile you may have noticed a shift in content. I still love nail art and I love being creative but I wanted to find a way to take what I've learned after 4 and something years of blogging and offer that to you my awesome readers. In a way my creative block allowed me to do that. It forced me to think of content that would be interesting and informative without my nails being the stars of the show. I hope you have enjoyed reading the new content as much as I've enjoyed writing it.
Now that I finally feel like my nail art mojo is returning, I am thinking of ways to marry the two types of content. I never want the blog to feel disjointed or to alienate those of you who have been with me all this time. But I also want to allow myself the space to grow the blog into what I see it being in the future. Which is a resource. A resource for bloggers and nail art creatives. I want to give YOU the tools to do your best work in your blog AND your nail art. And I also want to inspire you. I am not the best nail artist in the world, and I make no claims to be. But - I know what I'm good at and I know that I can grow my skill set right along with helping you grow yours.
The rest of this year will be pretty exciting for VV. I've got some pretty bitchin' posts planned and some exciting new endeavors launching as well. I've put them off and put them off for fear of failure. I finally realized over the last few weeks that the only way to really hold myself to my goals was to put my feet to the fire and give myself a deadline to get them done. And so I have - my goal is to have my Nail Blogger Course up and running by the end of the year! There I said it. I'm sweating a bit. Typing that out was hard and I won't lie and say I wasn't tempted to just delete those last few sentences. But I have to hold myself accountable and I figured the best way to do that is to make my readers aware of it. Things are still VERY much in the planning phase but I want to make it the best course I possibly can with information that is useful and actionable for all of you. With that in mind, I want to ask YOU what you'd like to see in the course. What things are you dying to learn or are confused or scared about in regards to blogging? Let me know in the comments section! And again, happy first day of Fall everyone! I will now be treating myself to a Pumpkin Spice Latte in honor of the occasion. Actually no, I won't. It's 85 degrees here today!
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