A very warm welcome to my totally refreshed blog! This redesign has been a very long time coming, and I can’t tell you how much of a breath of fresh air it is for me. Over on my Instagram page, I hinted at home major changes coming to my online spaces and here is the first instalment – I hope you enjoy my much sleeker, faster and photography-focussed website! A huge thank you to my wonderful fiancé for all of his hard work on getting it up and running, he’s beyond incredible.
I wanted to take the opportunity to chat to you about my place in the blogging and vlogging world, and what I’m going to be doing going forward. I am a bona fide OG of this game, having started my YouTube channel in 2006 with my first attempt at a blog following a couple of years later. As we all know, the online world is unrecognisable from those early days, and it’s more than time for me to make some changes to what I’m doing here. I’m no longer a teenager sitting in her bedroom discovering make-up, and my passions have shifted significantly in the past couple of years…
In the early days, I spoke about beauty almost exclusively – it was a genre I fell into, and whilst I still love make-up and skincare my interests are now much wider. I am very excited to say that the focus of my content will be altering – I am going to be speaking much more about fashion, with sprinkles of lifestyle, travel and beauty along the way. The lifestyle section will, of course, include health and fitness as I’m still passionate about both of those things, but the fashion/personal style angle is one I find myself head over heels in love with. I truly believe that life is too short to pour your time and energy into something you feel half-hearted about, and style just grabs me. I hope that will come across in my upcoming posts!
That certainly isn’t to say that I’ll never make a make-up tutorial or review a product again – in fact, I already have some blog posts and videos planned of that very nature. It just means that I’m going to be putting much more into the fashion side of things, and also letting you into corners of my life I perhaps hadn’t previously. I sometimes feel I’ve held back a little, but I’m working on breaking down some more walls for you guys.
In terms of YouTube – all I’ve said so far applies to my general online presence (my blog, Instagram etc) but as we know, YouTube is a slightly different beast. I will absolutely be talking more about fashion and style on YouTube, but there are certain other ideas I would love to try out on there too. I could sit here and dwell on the recent changes to the platform and the fact many creators are feeling discouraged right now, but what’s the point in that? All I can stay is please stay tuned, and as always I am open to your own requests and ideas too. All I do online is for you guys, so never hesitate to chat to me about what you’d like to see from my channel!
These photos (taken by my lovely fiancé) were perfect for this post, as the dress captured perfectly how I’m feeling right now: GAME ON. I feel like my brain is buzzing with ideas and exciting features for my blog, and I hope you’ll enjoy coming along for the ride!
Denim Jacket: Boohoo
Game On T-Shirt Dress: H&M
Bag: River Island
Trainers: Adidas via Schuh
Stay Creative (OK, some things never change – I think I’ll have this blog post sign-off forever!)