Someday in May, this blog will celebrate its forth anniversary… Can you believe it? I’m taking this as an opportunity to think about the journey of my blog and a possible future – deep stuff haha, but stay with me, I need your help here!
So, what actually is Lassemista? What does it stand for? To understand this site, which is composed of a strange mix of personal posts, sewing, travel, etc. we have to go back to the beginning of it all. Lassemista started as an outlet for myself – I mostly shared things I made for my beloved (and now neglected) fashion dolls. I taught myself how to sew through them, I drafted patterns, I made mini-collections. And I obviously wanted to share that, I was just so excited! Soon I was confident enough to make my own clothes and the focus of this blog shifted. To what, though? Is it a sewing blog? No. A lifestyle blog? Hmmm, not really, either. It’s more like a creative diary, a very personal blog with random posts about pretty much anything that excites me.
I have a seriously minimal amount of followers – which is probably due to me being the worst at commenting, networking and marketing: I’m always the ‘silent’ reader, who follows tons of blogs but hardly ever interacts. The other reason is (I guess) the blog itself, or rather, the content. I think I have some really good content up there, as well as some questionable posts (I don’t believe in deleting older posts only because I find them strange/unnecessary now). But if you are a new reader, who just happens to stumble upon my site, what would you think about it? Why would you want to follow Lassemista?
I honestly don’t know the answer. I don’t want to focus more on a specific topic, I just think that there is so much potential in a variety of topics (after all, my subtitles are ‘variety is everything’) and I wouldn’t want to leave some out just for the sake of making my blog content more streamlined. I will probably stop writing very personal posts though, and rather generate content with more ‘value’. Create a certain ‘brand’, a recognizable style and most importantly, quality content. I want random visitors to stick around longer, scroll through the archive and find interesting and inspiring posts.
I just really want to grow the blog seriously this year. Get more followers, more interaction – and interact more myself. I’ve been dreaming about collaborations, guest posts, etc. but so far, they are out of my reach. I’m just too small to count, you know? So here you come into play, my dear readers – do me a favour and just click the ‘follow me’ button on the right. I’m also on bloglovin, pinterest, instagram, the whole lot (links in the sidebar as well). Or if you already are subscribing, spread the word! I would appreciate it very much. Now off to new and exciting shores and another year!