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Remember when my blog looked like this??

So I’ve been doing alot of thinking about what to do about BSB. As many of you who’ve been following since the beginning know, I started this blog for me- to help me keep my wedding inspiration and ideas in one place. I had no idea how many people it would end up touching, helping, and guiding along the road of planning their wedding. And because of that, I struggle with what to write about here.

For a LONG time I wrote about my own personal life experiences- and for a long time my life happened to revolve around wedding planning. But then once the wedding was over and the recaps were done… I didn’t have a whole lot more to offer in terms of weddings. I am not one of those bloggers who likes to read other blogs and then post about what they already posted saying, “oh look at this beautiful wedding from XYZ website.” I want to create unique content that you won’t find anywhere else. And because the most unique thing about this blog is that I am writing it, I tend to insert bits of my personal life into my blog. Is that a bad thing? I don’t know.

Looking at the future of this blog I tend to feel like I should kind of take myself out of it- that I need to focus on wedding content and generating more tools and helpful posts to inspire brides. It’s hard for me though because I’ve had many readers email me and tell me that they love hearing about my home, decorating and our newlywed life. My relationship with E and funny little anecdotes about our daily life have often made appearances in this blog. The longtime readers know that… but the newly engaged batch of brides who are newcomers to my blog… well… they landed here looking for inspiration and all they see are posts about decorating our home, recaping our Valentine’s Day, and other fluff. I was kind of in denial of this fact until I got a comment this weekend that kind of woke me up… it was anonymous and basically said, “Isn’t this supposed to be a wedding blog?”

Yikes.

Of course I know my readers love my BS WOW posts and I am happy that feature has been so well received. I’m currently working on some more weekly features so that the stream of content here is more consistent… but I guess what I’m wondering is…

Why do you read BSB?

If it isn’t a lot of trouble, would you mind taking a brief survey? I think it will benefit us both. I want to know what my readers want to see more of so that I can meet your needs and exceed your expectations!

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Thanks as always for reading! :)

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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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