It's been a rough few weeks, let me tell you. This heatwave really set me back (which I explained in a previous post) and I'm afraid I can't seem to catch up, no matter what I do. So let me tell you what's going on with the blog for the next few weeks and if you have any requests or suggestions, I would LOVE if you'd comment below...
I'm getting closer to a full blog redesign/makeover, with some exciting changes (and hopefully a mobile version you will enjoy using!) coming soon. But since that is consuming my time behind the scenes (you wouldn't believe all of the things that you have to take into consideration when redesigning a blog), some other things are temporarily going to suffer. First of which is the thing that takes me the very longest to do on my blog each week, and that is the Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sale Wrap-Up. I will NEVER stop doing my wrap-ups, but since it takes me 3+ hours to compose just that one post every week, I can't promise that for the next few weeks it's going to happen on time (or at all). Once again, it's already Tuesday and I haven't even begun work on it, which sets me back for everything else I wanted to post today. So I'm afraid that this week's wrap-up is going to be like last week's (just links to the online ads). We'll try again next week and hopefully I"ll find the time to compose the type of wrap-up we're all used to reading each week!
While many beauty blogs focus on product reviews, which by itself can be enough work for a small army when you consider the volume of new products that release every month, I try to remind myself when I fall behind that I regularly post product reviews, new product sightings, sale alerts, and beauty news here at Nouveau Cheap. That's my choosing, of course, since I told myself when I started this blog seven years ago that I wanted to try and cover everything in the world of affordable beauty to the best of my abilities, because that's always been my passion. I have always wanted you to be able to come to this blog, read the first page or two, and leave knowing exactly what's going on in the world of drugstore beauty (as well as get your occasional fix of higher-end beauty, when it's on sale, of course).
But doing this requires a very delicate balancing act. On a typical day, I could start blogging at 5AM, never stop to eat or drink, and by midnight I still wouldn't have everything I planned or hoped to publish up on the blog. There's just always so much that I'm excited to share with you, and not enough hours in the day to do it! So what's the solution? Well some weeks I try to bring you more sightings, and other weeks I bring you more reviews. I also try to keep a constant stream of beauty deals on the blog at all times. But with the blog redesign, combined with the holidays and Black Friday looming, I have to stop for a moment, take a deep breath, and figure out a game plan.
And that's where YOU come in.
I know in the past when I've asked for your feedback, an overwhelming majority of you said that you like a balance of reviews, sightings, and deals here on the blog. But is there anything specific that you want to see more of here as we head into the busiest time of the year? I know that you want the Wet n Wild sightings maps, which I'm working on getting up by tomorrow. But anything else? I've always written this blog for YOU, so it stands to reason that when I'm overloaded and don't know where to even begin trying to catch up, I come to YOU for advice. If you're a regular reader, new reader, or loyal reader from the very beginning, I want to hear from you. What would you like to see the most here on the blog as we head into the holidays? What do you consider essential? What do you usually come here hoping to find?
Since this blog would be nothing without your contributions, tips, sightings, and advice, I've always felt that this blog is as much yours as it is mine. So I'm extremely excited to get the new digs up and running for both us! In the meantime, thanks a million for taking the time to read this, and for your continued support and patience. You have no idea how much that means to me.