I’m making some changes to Visible Monday. I think of VisMon as my “baby”, as it started with a short post I wrote back in June 2011. I talked about how aging had made me feel invisible, and how I wanted to change that. We are all Visible and deserve to be seen.
In the beginning only a few bloggers participated, including Pam of Over50, Feeling 40, Une Femme d’Un Certain Age, Paula of Fashion Over 50, and some dear bloggers who've retired from the scene. I am so grateful to them for supporting my baby idea with their creativity.
|Une Femme, a stunning brunette before she was a |
|I miss you, Debbi!|
Two-plus years later, the community has grown to over one hundred regular contributors. That amazes me and keeps the joy in blogging. I love the assembly of women who take part in VisMon, all ages, styles, shapes, and philosophies.
Everything changes. I am making two changes to our Visible Monday get-together and I hope these will go down easily with you:
- VisMon will go to an every-other week schedule. I’ll give you plenty of notice via my blog posts, Facebook and Twitter, so you don’t have to worry about remembering which Monday is off and which is on.
This change will free up some time for me to develop fresh ideas, and to give every contribution time and attention. I have felt rushed through the process and I don’t want to rush. I want to read and reflect and respond to all your posts.
- I may or may not do outfit posts as part of VisMon. This change has been percolating inside my head for a looong time. I have a small-ish wardrobe, I repeat my clothing a lot, and I am trying not to shop so much.
I’ve found that creating a fresh, new look every Monday has added stress (will this look good enough? did I just wear this last week?). I’d like to diminish my stress by only occasionally posting a full outfit. Fear not (or be afraid!), I still have plenty to say/show about Visibility. ☺
I hope you’ll all join this coming Visible Monday link-up – it starts as usual on the Sunday evening before. We’ll be live at about 5PM EST on Sunday, September 8th. It’s a party, all are welcome and it’s a place to meet other fabulous bloggers.
Please come, and keep coming! We are Not Dead Yet.