Monday, 12 October 2015

Blog Evolution

This blog started with outfit posts, as many blogs do, and little chit chats about my life. Ya know, like stuff about guinea pigs and barbecues. As I started reading more blogs I saw other types of posts that everyone did; wish lists, hauls, and beauty reviews, which I added to my schedule. I gradually added in book reviews, music playlists, and a student life series as I started uni, and I started to write about feminism and mental health.
So not everything I've listed is particularly interesting to write about anymore. I'm sure I've said this before but, as we grow and change, our blogs grow with us.

Now, I'm hoping to post 2-3 times a week, including my weekly happiness lists. I love writing them and it's a chance to reflect on the positives each week, and to catch up with all ye of course!

So yes, I am narrowing down what I'll be writing about but don't worry, I haven't sunk as low as a niche ;-) I'd call it more of a theme.

Everything I post I want to be useful to me and you in some way. To bring happiness and community, even if I do that by posting another Feel Shit Friday! I'll continue to write about mental health and feminism, hopefully in an educational and encouraging way.
I'm not sure there's room for outfit posts in this theme, but I like what I wear and so far being in front of the camera and posting photos of myself online has improved my confidence loads - and that can only be a good thing! So I might incorporate outfit posts with body positivity. Or I like what Danielle is doing, pointing out that's it's ok to be a blogger and wear casual clothes - you can still look rad af, which I think Danielle and I prove ;-) let me know what you think!

Y'all know you are the most important part of blogging to me, so if there's anything you find particularly useful let me know! I love sharing life hacks, especially for productivity. I'm always trying to be my best self, I think a lot of people are, so just maybe something on this blog will improve some aspect of your life, even if it is just a new recipe, or a new friend!

How has your blog changed over the years (or months)? What changes were successful, and which ones weren't? 

12 comments :

  1. Whatever direction you plod off in, I know I'll enjoy reading :) I go through phases with my blog, or rather crises, but in the end, as long as you are doing something you find fun and makes you happy, that's all there is to it :)

    Oh and outfit posts, I like them!

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  2. I'm a big fan of anything to stop me procrastinating, any life hacks for that?? The irony of spending time reading blogs to combat procrastination is not lost on me....
    And I agree with Kerri, whatever you post will be most wonderful so as long as you're loving it, crack on!
    M x

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  3. I'm glad to hear that the outfit posts has given you more confidence, and I think that reflecting on the week is a great idea, something which I might start doing, if not on my blog, then definitely at home. My blog has changed because I work too much and don't have time to blog :(
    It'sMyLife

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  4. I think posting outfit pictures have upped my confidence loads too but it is very time consuming to do. I'll definitely be reading those few times a week. I really need to get better with a schedule for my blog, at the moment I just post at random moments. :P

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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  5. One tip I can think of off the top of my head is to procrastinate productively! So at least you're getting other important/semi-important things done!
    Bless you, that's very kind, thank you! I do need to just write what I love and stop worrying about it! xo

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  6. This is probably my one and only big blog fallout haha. Just haven't got back into it since summer!

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  7. I feel ya on not having enough time! 3rd year Biochem isn't easy haha, and I prioritise that over everything else! Writing the weekly happy lists doesn't usually take too long and it's a guaranteed weekly post then! :P

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  8. It does take ages, I'm trying to start taking my camera out regularly so I can quickly take some pics if I get a chance, but usually my bag is already too full or heavy. I've already strayed from my schedule! Real life just can't be controlled and scheduled so perfectly!

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  9. Very excited for the future of your blog Amber! :D
    Change can be a fantastic thing, as long as you're enjoying what you post that's the main thing :)
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

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  10. I think you should post about whatever you want. If you feel an image doesn't suit your blog then post it on Instagram instead, that's what I do :) I'm trying to develop a theme I can keep coming back to each week. I've started doing a Wish Wednesday post which my readers seem to like. I've only been blogging since June 15 so I'm still green :)

    Wendy Xx
    www.bumpkinbroke.com

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  11. Thank you lovely :-)


    So glad there are a few bloggers I know who are always so supportive, lots of love to you! xo

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  12. I've been posting a lot more to instagram lately! I love instagram! I like your Wish Wednesday posts, though I tend to avoid wishlists in general so I don't online shop! Strictly charity shopping for me on a student budget! I think I'm starting to enjoy it more - it's the interaction I love and that's what keeps me coming back :-) very glad to have "met" you ;-) <3

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