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a new direction
January 28th, 2014     |    Business AdviceLife

NewContentDirectionGood afternoon! I’m back from Alt Summit and jumping right into the fold.

While I was in Salt Lake, I thought a lot about the impact I want to make this year. Particularly when it comes to this blog, client work, and my career as a whole.

My vision is to spend the majority of my online time directly helping people live lives with intention.

I want to spend more time helping you to improve your life, rather than just writing about my own.

After careful introspection and conversations with several readers at Alt (thank you, ladies!), I am excited to announce the following changes to help bring this vision to life on the blog:

  • Twice weekly posting schedule.
  • Intention in your inbox.
  • Daily mini updates (hint: Instagram!).
  • A note about business content.

Here’s a bit more detail about each change,

 

Twice weekly posting schedule

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Going forward, I’m switching to a twice weekly posting schedule.

On Tuesdays, I’ll share a helpful and actionable post about living life with intention.

On Thursdays, new podcast episodes will air (starting next week!).

Limiting my posting to one written post and one podcast is awesome because it helps you consume less content.

Lately, it seems like people are busier than ever before. This slower posting schedule will help me to go deeper into topics (aka: be more helpful) without overwhelming your reading list.

 

Intention In Your Inbox

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Now that I’m sharing less weekly content, I’m also adding an option to follow by email. This way you the blog can come to you.

Sign up is located on the blog sidebar >

 

Daily Mini Updates

Instagram

Even though I’ll be updating the blog less, I’m going to be sharing daily on Facebook and Instagram!

This is a pretty big development as many of you know – because I’ve always stayed away from using Instagram publicly. That’s all changed now thanks to Helena, my Alt roomie. She patiently answered a million questions and taught me how to use the social aspects of the app (I may or may not have the nickname #InstaGrandma now).

Please connect with me – @JessCLively! I’ll be sharing all the funny, fashion, flowers, and Franklin pics here from now on.

 

A Note About Business Content

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With these changes, upcoming posts will touch on career and small business in the context of intention, vision, goals, fulfillment, and meaning.

Purpose will trump packaging design.

Significance will outshine social media strategy.

I want help you optimize your approach to life so that all aspects of your life – including your business – can thrive.

 

So there you have it!

Higher quality / less frequent posts, daily Insta updates, intention inbox... the best is yet to come! : )

 

PS – There are just a few Life with Intention Online spots left! RSVP now >

 

  • Kris M.

    Love all your new intentions. Now that you will be using Instagram more often, if possible, can you put an Instagram button on your side bar that your reader can just tap and your Instagram pops up for viewing. This will help your followers who aren’t on Instagram regularly.

  • Thanks, Kris! I’m happy to hear you are excited about the changes, too!

    And yes, I do want to add the Insta to the nav bar, I was able to add it quickly to the WithIntention.com site but this site didn’t have the icon auto-loaded so I wasn’t able to add it yet (I’m going to have Mr. Lively special code me something to make it work). So that is coming soon!

  • chantelle

    I’m so excited with this new direction! I think it’s a fantastic idea, especially regarding posts on how we can actively change our life/routines to achieve our goals. I’m all for that. Thanks Jess!

  • Very excited to see what you have in store Jess!! You always put a lot of thought into the changes you make, and I so appreciate that. I’m looking forward to the podcasts and new posts! xo

  • Can’t wait to see the new posts and podcasts! This new direction sounds so exciting! Also, feel free to share any of Helena’s wisdom about Instagram – I’m sure I could use some advice on how to make a better use of the app too #othergrandma

  • Awesome, Chantelle. I am so excited to share this new content it’s hard to wait until next week!

  • Yay! I am excited to get onto this new schedule and share this new content, too! Thanks, Brittany!

  • : ) Well, Helena’s advice was geared mostly at “this button does this… that button does that…” so I don’t really have any insanely important gems to share except that you can hashtag a lot. : ) #FromOneInstaGrandmaToAnother

  • Kerry Burki

    Love this! There is so much information out their to take in that I think you idea of 2 focused posts each week sounds so appealing. I am starting to grow a lot of new parts of my business and I look forward to your guidance! Just followed you on Instagram too 🙂

  • That is so great to hear! I have trouble keeping up with everything I’d like to, too. : )

    As for biz strategy advice, the best places for pricing, services, marketing, etc. can be found here: http://with-intention.com/#work-with-me. : )

  • Good for you, Jess! Devote yourself to your passion! 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing what’s to come!

  • Thanks, Anna! I’m so excited as well. : )

  • Katie

    Wow, what a great refresh, so much info and a great start for a new year. I’ll look forward to keeping up with you bi-weekly and following on instagram. So fun. Welcome back!

  • Thanks so much, Katie! : )

  • I’m excited for the changes! And I am an IG fanatic… so I will definitely be following you there. 🙂

  • That’s great to hear, Kimberly! : ) See you on IG!

  • ajfiedler

    Will you be offering the With Intention classes past February? I’m really interested, but my work schedule takes me out of town a lot in February and I can’t commit to something like this until March or so.

  • giginyc

    ❤️ the updates and new site! Looking forward to more JL! xx

  • Yes! I haven’t decided when to announce new classes (probably next week), but they will continue! Stay tuned!!

  • Thanks so much, lady!

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