I am so excited to make the announcement that next week Carissa's Creativity Space is officially becoming Creative Green Living! I've been blogging in the same place for the last 6 years and am glad to have a more focused space with room to grow. I know change always comes with questions so I want to take a minute to answer some of them here.
Why the Change?
There are several reasons but there are three primary ones:
First: Allows me to Refine my Focus
I started Carissa's Creativity Space a little over 6 years ago in the pre-facebook days. Early posts were about things like having a bad day at work, missing Seattle, a recipe I made for dinner, pictures of my dog, etc (the kinds of things that would go on Facebook...if I had been on Facebook then). It evolved to be about knitting and cupcakes. About two years ago it became a much more focused endeavor about crafts, recipes, and gardening with a special emphasis on tutorials. I was writing the kind of posts I wanted but I also felt limited by my site's history. Changing to Creative Green Living lets me keep writing about crafts (my first love!) and recipes but allows me some more room to write about other issues I care about like green parenting and easy green lifestyle choices.
Second: Less confusing
I realize most people have probably never noticed (although it drives me bonkers!) that my site's name is Carissa's Creativity Space but my site's address is CreativeCarissa.com. They have not matched for 6 years and this issue has really been bugging me for the last 2. Creative Green Living will live at CreativeGreenLiving.com.
Creative Green Living is also a more appropriate name name because it tells you what the site is about. If you aren't already familiar with my site, and hear Carissa's Creativity Space, do you know what the site is about? Probably some girl named Carissa doing, uh, creative stuff? It's a little vague and I want to help clear up the confusion there. Creative Green Living will open more doors for more people to join us and find the great stuff the site has to offer.
Third: More Space for Features!
I've posted my share of round ups and featured other bloggers' content here. But with my name in the title, it felt a little awkward. Creative Green Living will be an online resource featuring lots of original content but pointing readers to some of the best craft, recipe, and green living content on the web. (This also means if you are a blogger and write about any of these things, I want to feature you! Please let me know about your great crafts, recipes, gardening, green lifestyle or parenting posts!)
What about the posts that live here?
All the previous posts from Carissa's Creativity Space have already been moved into Creative Green Living so that no project will be left behind. Over the next week, an auto re-direct will be set up so if you have a previous project pinned or bookmarked, you'll still end up in the right place!
Improvements for Email Subscribers:
For most of the last 6 years, I have worked full time and blogged in my spare moments. Which sometimes meant going weeks in between posts. I am now a full time blogger and want to start posting more regularly (probably 5-7 times a week) but held back in part because I didn't want to flood the inboxes of e-mail subscribers! I realize that many e-mails a week can get tedious for those of you who get every single post in your inbox. Creative Green Living will give you options for how to subscribe. You can choose a weekly newsletter which will give you a re-cap of things that happened on the site that week OR you can also choose to subscribe to individual posts still. It's up to you! Want to set up your e-mail subscription, pop over here and choose how you'd like to subscribe.
Thank you all so much for following me on this journey!
It means a lot to me that so many of you read my e-mails and show up on my site each week. I know you will love to new site even more. I'm excited to see what the next year has in store!