Blog Update

You may have noticed that I’ve been posting much less frequently lately.  To be honest, I haven’t really been that excited about blogging lately.  I have been posting here almost daily for over a year, and it’s kind of becoming a chore.  Which is something I really don’t think blogging about nails should be.  It should be fun, which is why I started The Polish Squirrel in the first place.  I’ve even stopped painting my nails on a daily basis, which I’ve been doing since before I even started this blog.  And (shocker!) I’ve actually gone days at a time with naked nails.  I know.  I’m sure I still polish my nails more than the average person, just not quite as much anymore.

I still love nail polish way too much.  I still enjoy doing nail art sometimes.  And I still really like this whole blogging community that has probably doubled the number of friends I have.

No, I am not going to stop blogging.  I’m just going to be doing it less frequently (at least for the time being).  And I’m going to do it when I actually feel inspired to write a post, and not because I have to.  Because I genuinely feel that the posts I really want to write are far better than posts I feel obligated to write.  I will still be doing reviews and nail art.  But, I’m going to try stick to showing you guys things you may not be able to easily find elsewhere.  Like indie swatches and nail art.  Or polishes that I truly love.  (Or ones that I really hate and feel the need to warn you about.) Because you really don’t need to see more swatches of the new OPI collection when there are probably hundreds of them out there already, many of which are much better than mine.

So this post is not to tell you I’m quitting.  I just wanted to let you know about a few changes you might see around here.  There will be fewer overall posts, but hopefully the ones there are will be better quality.  I am really going to try and get better at filming videos (something that is definitely a challenge for me), so you will probably seeing those around.  Maybe.  I might play around with the design a bit.  And I will probably be much more selective about what I post.

I do hope you still continue to follow this blog and would love to hear any suggestions from you.

You can keep up with me on instagram (@thepolishsquirrel), twitter, or Facebook (links in the menu bar).

And if you really want to, you can check out my other blog at (please don’t judge my lack of naming creativity – I tend to start blogs at like 4 am and it wasn’t something I thought through all that well), which I started about a month ago to focus on my other love: history.  Keep in mind that I’m a total nerd, but you might learn something new, and if you hate it, that’s totally fine, too.  Just putting it out there.

And now that I’ve bored you with a long pictureless post, I’m going to let you go.  But I would like to say that I appreciate my readers more than you know.  I still get a rush every time I get a new follower or comment.  It’s still exciting to think that people actually read my blog.  So thank you!

Please check out the other blogs in my blogroll if you feel you must now look at lots of nail pictures to make up for all this reading.  And post links to your own blogs in the comments below for me (and everyone else) to check out!  Thanks everyone!

– Stephanie

4 thoughts on “Blog Update

  1. Thanks for the post, I wasn’t bored at all! I can totally relate to how you feel, as if your cherished hobby has become an obligation that is not as enjoyable or fulfilling. My blogging isn’t as frequent as I had hoped it would be when I started my blog, but I am glad (as I am sure we all are) when I get a like or a comment from someone who took the time out of their day to check out my efforts. Feel free to stop by my blog anytime you get bored. 🙂

    Have a great day!!
    Leslie :(*^_^*)

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