On September 1st, I answered a very important question for myself: What’s next?
My answer came in a three-part plan and what you are seeing today on this website is Step 1: Re-Imagine Gluten Free Travelette.
When I started this blog, I had no goal other than to share the gluten free friendly restaurants I was finding in all my travels. There was no real plan for where I might take it in the future. That was until November 2012.
Let me break down those past eleven months for you...
January to March 2013
Get inspired to do bigger things.
Move from Blogger to SquareSpace.
Combine 30 Days of Lists with 30 days of sketching and painting maps.
That brings me to today and the newly re-imagined Gluten Free Travelette website and brand. Aside from the total redesign of the site, there are three important things I want to tell you;
First, I’ve refined the mission of Gluten Free Travelette.
My mission here is to incite wanderlust while providing practical tips and to inspire you to pursue adventures on the road and at home.
Second, I’ve decided to open myself up to opportunities that I’ve turned down in the past – so long as they fit with the mission and brand of Gluten Free Travelette. What does that mean? I’ll be taking advantage of travel partnerships, joining a few affiliate programs with brands that I personally use, and I’ll be opening a few advertising spots on my sidebar for select blogs and small businesses.
My goal in making this choice is to bring more original content to the blog that I wouldn’t be able to add otherwise and to take some steps towards building a career as a content creator.
Third, my pledge to you, my fantastic readers and supporters,
The quality of the content on this blog will never change and will always be original. I may experiment with certain things here and there, but the bottom line is; it’s of the utmost importance to me that this blog remain filled solely with original content.
Additionally, whenever I receive any kind of compensation, material or monetary, it will be noted within that post. The same goes for the inclusion of affiliate links in posts, it will be specifically noted.
After all that, are you now wondering what Step 2 is?
I'm still working on many of the details, but I will tell you that it combines all of my interests; travel, making things by hand, and raising global awareness into one small business. If you’re interested in hearing more, I’ll be setting up a focus group to help name the business and test products. Please make sure to leave a little comment below with your e-mail and your interest or shoot me an e-mail at adina [at] glutenfreetravelette [dot] com.
I hope you enjoy the new site and please pardon the dust as I make slight adjustments in formatting of some of the older content and new features.