My last post was 3 months ago; my site had a Malware virus that took forever to remove we couldn’t figure out why we couldn’t get rid of it for good. Thankfully the experts figured it out and fixed it! The site is clean but not without major changes to ensure it stayed that way. As you can see the site looks very different I am continually tweaking and making changes as I see fit and as I get used to the new layout. Karen’s Essentials is a work in progress like me LOL.
Now that we have that out of the way a lot has happened the last few months. Our son Aaron completed his last year of high school and all that goes with the chaotic senior year, Prom, Class Trips and lots of expenses to go along with all the activities. Not to mention the growing pains that go along with becoming an adult WHEW!
I traveled to my hometown In Jacksonville, Florida to celebrate my grandfather’s 95th birthday, it was a whirlwind weekend seeing family staying up late with cousins laughing and reminiscing so much fun. I was able to squeeze in brunch with my bestie and one of my best friends from high school whom I hadn’t seen in over 30 years. I was glad to go home for a happy occasion and to spend precious time with my grandparents. It was an exhausting weekend but oh so worth it.
So that kind of sums up what has been happening in my world! I have also been testing products, discovered more BOB (Black Owned Brands), and have come up with a few more ideas to engage with you guys more not just in the comments on the blog but other social media platforms. I want to start doing Questions of the Day on my Karen’s Essentials FaceBook Page, going live on Instagram maybe as I am going about my day, or getting ready in the morning just to chit-chat. That way we can quickly connect via the other platforms and not have to wait for a blog post to do so. I plan to do these things on specific days and times I am super excited about all of the changes. I would love to do a virtual book club too. I have so many ideas! I have been chomping at the bit to get back to blogging and interacting with you guys!
So what do you guys think? Would you participate? What social media platforms are you on? Would you be interested in similar content that I post on my blog in a video format (YouTube)? What else would you like to see?
I love you guys and appreciate all of your support and encouragement!