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A Change In Direction

Friday, 28 July 2017


Usually, I'm somebody who absolutely hates change and finds "different" an unsettling idea. Little by little I'm trying to alter that and I'm trying to push myself out of my comfort zone with little things in my life. Since starting blogging at the beginning of this year I've constantly changed my mind on things and how I want my blog to be. I've changed themes about 4 times because I get bored of the same old one and can never decide on a header image or name.

I think I finally have though. I made it my mission last week to shake things up a bit and make my blog something I was once very proud of again. Although it's always remained something I love doing, I got a bored of the same old. Which really isn't like me. I love the same old. I've always been someone who sticks to the same makeup products or drinks out of the same mug every time I have a hot drink or sits in the same place every where I go. I'm a stickler for familiarity. I think this life long habit may be showing cracks slightly. 

I've completely re-thought my entire blog and I'm quite happy with the result. I've chosen the name "Liv Writes" instead of "Liv Slack" for a few reasons. 1) because I couldn't stand seeing my second name "Slack" in bold writing every time I looked at my blog and 2) because I wanted something a bit more than just my name. Believe it or not, it actually took me ages to come up with it. Yeah, those 2 words. I went back and forth a few ideas but eventually conquered my indecisiveness and just went with it. 

I also found a blog theme I absolutely love. Finally. Now, being the stingy git I am, I wasn't prepared to pay £30 plus for a pipdig blog theme as nice as they are so I went on etsy in the hopes of finding the perfect one. And I did. I'm not that great with technical stuff so it took me quite a few days to sort all the code out and get it all up and running. I actually lost my whole website for a few days but with the help of google support, I thankfully got there in the end.

I don't know if everyone goes through the motions with it but I was contemplating packing the whole blog thing in. It's been quite overwhelming. Obviously I'm not complaining but engagement has been at an all time high and I've received more emails regarding sponsorship and PR than usual. It might sound pathetic but that kind of scares me. It's always been a little hobby and will continue to be but it feels different lately, and it's taken me a while to work out if it's been a good different or bad different. It's quite daunting to me and there's so much I don't know about blogging that I'm still learning. It kind of forced me to have a good think about everything and re-evaluate it all. Obviously people are reading so I wanted to make sure it's what I want because it's not just something I read back on anymore.

In terms of blog content I'm hoping to branch out a little bit more. I want to do more baking/foodie posts and lots more posts about places I visit. Of course I'm not a full blown globetrotter who visits new cities every week but I want to display cute pictures of quirky cafes and places I visit. It's my goal to use this page as somewhere to document my love for interior design in the future too. I can't wait until I have my own place and can decorate it the way I want. I'm 17 and love living with my family way too much though so that won't be happening for a while I think. I'm not the most fashionable person ever so I'm unsure about ever featuring fashion/style related posts to be honest but it has crossed my mind. It's strange though because I only ever read fashion and interior design blogs and they're what made me want to start but I don't have anything of that nature on here. Who knows.

So yes, hopefully there'll be a few little changes around here to make me love my blog again. Does anyone else get in a rut with blogging or just general life bits and have the sudden urge to completely change everything and start over?

Liv x

12 comments:

  1. Yes! I'm someone who can't decide whether they love familiarity or change but I think that a bit of change helps to refresh the mind. I can't wait to see what you have in store! xx Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

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    1. It's so frustrating isn't it. I agree, change can actually be good! Thank youuu xx

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  2. I love this one! I'm new to your blog but it looks beautiful! I'm like you, I changed my theme 3 times. Finally decided to give pipdig a try and have fallen in love. My goal for August is to attempt not customizing anything in my blog and accept it as is for a month and see

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    1. Thank you so much!! It's so hard being so indecisive!!xx

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  3. Love this post! Sometimes we all get stuck in decisions or loose inspiration, but just follow your instincts and you'll do great! xx

    www.heychristie.com

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  4. This is so exciting! I love your blog, it's amazing!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

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  5. I'm completely the same as you, I love familiarity, stability and home comforts but I get urges every now and again to just change absolutely everything as I get bored! Looking forward to seeing some new styled posts though and your blog is looking fabulous at the moment, keep doing you :)
    Alice Xx
    blacktulipbeauty.wordpress.com

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    1. I'm such a home comforts girl too!! Thank you lovely, that's so nice of you xxx

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  6. Looks great!! I'm the same, I'm quite spontaneous and change my mind a lot! The theme looks lovely!

    With love, Tanya x
    www.tantalks.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think I'm finally happy with it (fingers crossed it stays that way!)xx

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