It’s been a long while since I did a Housekeeping post around here.
I’ve been stir crazy, and there’s nothing like doing a little spring cleaning to release some of that anxious energy. So I’ve updated a few things and added a few features:
1. New Logo Design and Illustrated Portrait by Tolly Dolly Posh
I’ve been following Tolly’s work, primarily through her ethical fashion blog, for the last couple of years, so when she announced that she was looking to build her portfolio and take on new clients, I was immediately on board! Tolly created my new StyleWise logo and did the illustrated portrait in my sidebar. It was a really positive collaborative process and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her if you’re looking for similar work.
A note on the logo: Tolly and I worked together to brainstorm some visual symbols that represent both me and StyleWise and I’m pleased with the result. The glasses are based on the glasses I wear, but can also represent the researched, thoughtful intent of the blog. The bee hearkens to my childhood nickname, Leah Bee, but also represents the sustainability aspect.
2. I’m on Patreon
Patreon is a platform that allows readers to make a monthly pledge to support the work of content creators they follow and enjoy. As a part of my long term strategy, I would love to rely less on specific sponsored content and more on crowdsourced funding that helps me dedicate time to research, blog-related projects and travel, and events. Even $5 a month helps a lot!
3. Updated and Alphabetized Shopping Directory
If you have suggestions for shops, brands, or categories, let me know.
4. I’m Making a Guide!
I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time, but I’m (hopefully) going to get it done in the next couple months. I’m putting together an Ethical Blogging Strategy digital guide with an add-on option for Skype consulting. If you’re looking to build an ethical marketing company or blog, this will be a comprehensive resource to work through your story, set up a Media Kit, and make a financial plan.
The plan right now is to offer the guide at around $15 a pop with half-hour consultations starting at around $30. Let me know if this is something you’re interested in and make suggestions for topics to cover in the comments. Leave your email address and I’ll add you to my newsletter.