The last couple of days have shaken my confidence. I know that doing business is competitive and people are entitled to make their own choices and make up their own minds but it can still hurt when a herd of people run over to the "next new thing/ person." I was feeling pretty good about Bluhm Studios and my design business, with the launch of my website which I worked SO.HARD.ON. I felt like I had found my calling. I have struggled with this for so long, "what do I want to do with my life", "how can I contribute", "what do people want". I felt I had found my niche in specializing in blogs and collateral for small businesses. This has allowed me to be home with my daughter, our only child, while she is young and in her formative years. I have been able to contribute to our household (read = mortgage) AND do something I love.
Now I am feeling a little uneasy, It seems like there has been a surge of new people in our "community" who have decided to do blog design work and clients, present and past have run to the latest name out there. I *know* that no one owes me any loyalty (well maybe a couple of people do) but it still hurts and is a blow to my confidence.
My Mom says that in business it is important to stay mobile and be able to change direction quickly. I guess this is a point where I need to try to stay ahead of the pack and do something different. Fortunately for me, like my friend Holly says, I am blessed with my own good ideas and I DO have some "new things" in the works.
Anyway, thanks for letting me vent here. It helps to get this stuff OUT.. not good to bottle stuff up for sure. I have been back working in my studio and it feels good. I have a rather large, special project to get done so I have been using my sewing machine! here are some sneak peeks...