How have you been? It’s been a while since I last updated you formally on the changes that would take place on myBeautyCravings.
There are a few things in the pipeline to improve your experience at myBeautyCravings and I’ve been wanting to let you know for a very long time. But I was busy working behind the scene and running a one-man show. :)
Anyway, better be late than never, right? Here’s a quick list of recently-made and upcoming changes.
Blog Changes on myBeautyCravings (2019 Q1)
1. Expect a Faster Website Next Week
First of all, I’m upgrading the host to a “more powerful” one. We should expect a faster surfing experience on myBeautyCravings by next week. A migration process will take place for that to happen and let’s hope that it’s a seamless one. If you notice anything abnormal on the site (e.g. it’s slow from your location), please help me out by letting me know, okay? :) Yes, I’m changing the server location too. :)
Now, I’m paying 6 times the price of what I used to pay for hosting when I first launched myBeautyCravings.
I didn’t have to, but I thought it’s time I invest more on this website for a better user experience. If the result turns out exceptional, I’ll reveal more about the host, in case you have friends who want to launch a website too.
2. I’ve Cut Down the Frequency of Email Updates on New Blog Posts
I intend to publish more posts per week. In order not to email you excessively, I’ve adjusted the email settings so that you’ll get an update twice a week – every Thursday and Sunday (AM).
Those who opted for weekly updates will continue to receive email every Tuesday (AM).
Well, let’s hope I can succeed in churning out more posts, on top of the other stuff I have on my plate.
3. How do I Earn from This Blog?
I’m working on a post to share with you about how I earn from this blog. I want to be very transparent with you to align with the core value of this website, i.e. 100% honesty.
Through this post, you can also gain insight into how a blogger makes a living while staying honest and true to her readers. It may also inspire you a little on entrepreneurship. :)
This post should be out by this month.
4. Pushing This Blog to the Next Level
I’ve applied for a business registration to run this website formally as a business entity. It’s now undergoing approval by the Singapore authority. I’ll update you guys once it is established as this will form the next milestone for myBeautyCravings.
Maybe I can bring to you greater stuff! :)
Update (Mar 2019): Approval given. We are formally known as mBC True Media. :)
5. Writing Different Travelogues Concurrently
Instead of finishing one travelogue and starting on another, I’m doing it concurrently on multiple countries. I also plan to do it in a non-chronological manner as I like each day-by-day travelogue to be able to stand on its own.
Why the change?
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Every travel post that I churn out offers a lot of information and has a lot of work tied to it behind the scenes, such as tagging it with location markers, operating hours, admission charges, SEO techniques etc. Hence, they take a lot of time to create and publish. If I am to finish one country travelogue at one time, you may see me posting about the same country for half a year, considering that I still have to write about beauty reviews half the time. :)
I like to hear what you think of this arrangement? Does it confuse you? What do you prefer? One country at a time or okay with multiple countries?
Let me know through this anonymous survey, okay? Only 5 easy questions. Thanks, buddy!
6. Revamping Homepage
I’ve been wanting to revamp the homepage for a few years. Ha Ha. Gosh, I just can’t squeeze out the time as this is something quite technical.
Although I’m a geek, revamping the structure of the website on my own is still something out of my comfort zone, especially for a business-trained person. But I know I can do it! It just takes a lot of resistance to overcome. And time!
I’m targeting for this to commence in March 2019. Keeping my fingers crossed!
7. Freebies for Email Subscribers
I plan to create a freebie every month for my email subscribers. Please watch out this space for the new freebies.
Oh yes, I do have monthly business goals to meet. That’s why I’m so stressed up all the time! But it’s okay. I derive a lot of joy in doing things I’m passionate in!
So, that’s all the changes that would be taking place. How do you feel about the changes? I like to hear from you as you are who I write for, specifically on point #5.
Create your own user feedback survey
Do you prefer that I share one country at a time and complete it before starting the next? Or don’t mind reading about different countries concurrently? Do you prefer the story to run in chronological order or okay with random orders as long as the story is able to stand on its own?
Only 5 questions in the anonymous survey above. Thanks and I really hope to hear from you so that I can better design my content and your freebies. Help me, k? :)