The last few weeks have been a whirlwind and a lot of fun. I took a short vacation from my blog to finish out the Relay For Life season and concentrate on my team. Because I did this, my team raised so much money for cancer research, patients, and caregivers. It amazes me that we raised almost $1,000 USD in under two weeks. The Duel of the Branches brought in over $500 USD alone! That amazes me…and gives me some ideas for next year.
While I was away I made some decisions concerning this blog. It costs so much money each year to keep my WordPress blog up to date from Self Hosting platforms like Dreamhost to purchasing Domain Names, plugins needed, and/or themes. It just all adds up to so much money that I can’t keep up anymore. Not only this, but with the way my RL dad is declining, it is only a matter of time before we need that extra $200 to $300 per year to survive. He’s not getting any better physically and his decline in mental acuity makes it difficult to care for him and to focus so much on my blog. Don’t get me wrong. I love working on my blog. I love writing. I love setting up decor shots and scenes. I love all of it…the creativity, the writing, the interaction with sponsors and those who follow me…I just can’t afford it anymore. Something has to give. So, while I was on my vacation, I took a bit to make a decision on this.
I’m not giving up blogging. I’m just going to utilize some of the tools that I have available that are cheaper. Like, from this blog post on, I will begin phasing out my WordPress blog. I decided I can reach more people using Flickr and Facebook. I’ll still have my Twitter, Facebook blog page, Tumblr, and Flickr. Facebook is free unless you pay for an ad to gain exposure, and Flickr is $40 per year compared to almost $200 per year. This will help eliminate stress and free up more time to concentrate on other projects too. So, look for the credits to be slowly transitioned over to Flickr posts on the pictures in my Fashion and Decor Albums. I haven’t decided if I will transfer over the written content or just do the credits.
I’m going to close this out here, Adventurites! Make good choices (to coin a phrase from my favorite Youtuber, Bailey Sarian)! See you later! ~LA
Time for a Change Credits:
Head: Lelutka EvoX AVALON 3.0
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.3
Skin: Amara beauty – Peyton 25 – BR BROWS – Powder Pack May 2021
Makeup: IDTTY FACES – LELUTKA WONDERLAND COLLECTION
Eyes: Avi-Glam – Sensible Eyes – BoM – 01 – B
Hair: TRUTH Hair – Serenity
Earrings: Cae :: Bindi :: Collection
Necklace set: *AvaWay* DATE Necklaces Set
Rings: RealEvil Industries – Queen of Hearts Rings
Dress: Versois et Mailloux – Battery Park
Shoes: Eudora3D – Nova Heels FATPACK (Maitreya-Legacy) – Uber May 2021
Rigged for Maitreya & Legacy ✚ Heels are available in 3 packs of 12 colors each and FATPACK. ✚ 12 leather versions for shoe per pack (36 in FATPACK ) + 4 wood options for plateau & heel. ✚ 3 sole options. ✚ 4 metal options. ✔ Fatpack comes in 36 colors.
Location: Luane’s World – Le Monde Perdu