Here's the thing about keeping up with The Joneses. It never works.
I knew I wanted to update my website so I decided to go with Square Space. 1st mistake being, if it ain't broke don't fix it. Me transitioning over to SquareSpace was a nightmare and it delayed the design of my new site by a month and a half. After hours of back and fourth emails and 250+ broken blog links (from importing from one site to another) , I quickly realized all I had to do was update my template on the site I was already satisfied with.
-insert the 80/20 rule here -My 2nd mistake was adopting things that don't fit me, my personality or my blogs personality. I read and love so many blogs and websites but I only have a hand full of bloggers that I pay attention to. By tweaking my blog constantly I learned that admiration is sometimes best from afar.
With these 2 big lessons learned, I'm here to tell you that there is no reason to keep up with The Joneses, especially when you already are The Joneses in your own right. It is however necessary to study, grow, apply and advance. Everyone is dope in their own right and I realized I was doing fabulously right where I was. If you know me personally then you know I have my own style and I do what I want. Keeping up has never been my thing but I will admit that the pressure of being a "successful" blogger got to me. Never again!
With that being said, I shook it off. I have already built something that I love and others love as well. Moving forward, I vow to keep being myself .... Christopher Stewart and keep doing me, fabulously.