Friends and readers here, I've been debating something for the past several months with myself, and I've come to a rather tough decision:
I'll be ending my weekly Friday freebies.
What exactly does this mean?
It means that I will now be providing a more substantial freebie each month, on the 1st. Right now, I'm thinking of coordinating sets of items, a "mini kit" of sorts. For example, journaling cards, brushes, PNG cut files, labels, that all tie in together in a theme.
It means I will still, occasionally, randomly, provide freebies on this blog that are not part of the monthly ones. Rather than hold items until Friday, I'll release them when I want to. Whatever day of the week that may be.
It also means I will be linking up to the freebies other blogs are giving away more often.
Why am I ending the weekly freebies?
Several reasons. The biggest one is that it is becoming far too hard for me to come up with a great free download every single week that is up to par with the previous ones. I do NOT want to insult readers here by putting up, say, one journaling card to print so that I can keep up each week. And I've found that doing this each week means that half of my week ends up focused on Friday's post. My Thursday nights (if not earlier in the week) are spent designing and posting this. I rarely have time to print and show my freebies in use.
Designing is fun. I have loads of ideas that I want to create. But large sets take time, and lots of work, and then they become hard to simply give away every week. I never want to be the person who puts freebies up for a limited time, then starts charging for them. I LIKE giving you guys things to use in your albums or everyday life.
I also have so many other projects I want to be doing and working on in the few hours I have each week (for those of you who may not know, I do work a full time job outside of the home). The weekly freebies are actually impacting my ability to work on those projects.
I love my readers, and this decision was not made lightly. I am very encouraged by the wonderful comments a few of you left on my Facebook page last week telling me to "take the week off" when I asked what you'd like to see for freebies. Your appreciation for my work means the world to me. Which is why I must say again, I do not want to give lesser quality freebies to you just to "keep up."
Today is my last Freebie Friday. Please watch for the very first of my new monthly freebies on May 1st. I do hope you'll all stick around.