Every since I started See Ann Save over two years ago, I have been tinkering with what content to include here. I knew I wanted to share my love of bargain hunting with others, but I have struggled with how best to do that.
When I first started the blog, I only posted the very best deals I could find. Then for awhile I got caught up in posting every deal out there. Recently, I have tried combining the coupon deals into one post at the end of the day and have scaled back on the free sample posts.
However, in my quest to share all of the potential deals available, my blog has started to look like a coupon matching website, which was never my intention. There are so many great coupon matching websites out there, and I finally realized that I don’t need to reinvent the wheel by posting the same information those sites do.
So, if I don’t post the printable coupons and free samples offers, what will I blog about? It turns out you, the readers, really respond to the posts about my own shopping hauls. You also like when I share money-saving advice, organizational tips (which I am now doing as a Clever Container consultant), recipes, and general information and photos about my life. You definitely respond more to actual articles, which are what I love to do the most, anyway!
What will I be doing differently from now on here on the blog? I will no longer be posting the daily printable coupons or free sample offers. I will post if there is a super-hot deal as well as any mass coupon releases. However, I have provided a list under the Coupons tab at the top of the page with a list of sites where you can get all of the printable coupons and coupon matchups. And under the Freebies tab is a list of websites and resources where you can get all of the free sample and free magazine offers.
Since I won’t be posting the coupons or freebies, a day or two might go by where I don’t post anything here to the blog. However, not being tied down to posting all of the coupons and freebies will actually give me more time to devote to writing quality blog posts. I will still be posting my shopping hauls as well as sharing money saving tips, recipes, information about Clever Container, my new book releases, and general life updates and photos.
While my overall post count will be decreasing, the quality of my posts will hopefully be increasing! I think this new direction for See Ann Save will not only help me manage my schedule better, but I believe it will give you the very best content possible. To not post the coupons or freebies is a big change for me, but I’m excited to see where this new direction will lead! I hope you will stick with me on this new path!