a new direction

If there’s anyone reading this now who has followed along with my little blog for a while, you’ll know I’m not afraid to mix things up when it comes to content! My own personal opinion is that a personal blog can encompass any and all interests you have, as the author, at any point in your life. Sure, there are blogs that are strictly dedicated to one subject or genre, but for me, using my own nae as the title of my blog meant that I was leaving the door open for me to write freely about whatever I was interested in at the time.

On 8th May, my blog turns 2 years old – yey! Over the two years that I’ve been running my own little corner of the web, I’ve learned so much about the blogosphere and writing, but mostly I’ve learned so much about myself!

I’ve learned that I am a creative at heart, and that without creative freedom I don’t grow as a person.

Creativity allows me to express myself, and to explore & learn more about the world around me. It allows me to escape reality just for a little while, and helps me to understand and process the way I’m thinking and feeling more deeply and fully. I’ve discovered that without creative freedom and a creative outlet, I’m an absolute knob of a person to be around. I appear narrow minded and bitter, and I never want to feel like I’m this sort of person ever again!

Almost 6 months ago now, I COMPLETELY lucked out, and bagged myself my first ‘proper’ job in digital marketing & social media, and the creative opportunities and training I’ve received in the 6 short months I’ve been here have absolutely opened me up as a person. I go to work everyday feeling inspired and ready to go – it’s freaking amazing! It does obviously help that I work with some great people, but ultimately, the fact that I am now a professional digital creative & ideas generator is possibly the best thing that has ever happened in my professional life!

All this to say, the culmination my progress in blogging and a new love for my day-job has meant that I’ve really started to understand and hone in on the content that I want to be creating here on my blog.

For the last 3 or 4 years I’ve become increasingly interested in interior trends, architecture, photography & design in general, but have definitely made a conscious effort to keeps these subjects at arm’s length from my blog in the most part, and completely separate from my social media platforms. But having recently taken an accidental break from blogging, I needed to reassess why I wasn’t feeling the burn to write and create like I was previously, and I think it’s all down to me restricted myself and my content subject-matter in the fear that it won’t be received very well by my audience…

It Is a risk, and I would be lying if I said I’m not a little dubious about making the jump to producing different content and even presenting it in different ways, but this is something I have to do for me. My blogging has made me a little money, but it is not and probably won’t ever be my sole income. I have to keep reminding myself that my blog is primarily for me.

That I need to write how I want to, and about things that I am passionate about most.

So, to summarise, there’ll be a LOT more décor content here on my blog from now on. I’m hoping to take my passion for photography to the next level and make it a more integral part of my site, and even hopefully get my new YouTube channel off the ground to exercise my filmography skills! My blog posts will hopefully be a lot more interiors and design orientate, with the odd beauty post in there for good measure (who doesn’t love a good beauty post, let’s be honest!).

I hope you guys will love it – I really welcome any feedback along the way!

Lastly, I want to send a huge thank you to anyone who reads this. Thank you for taking an interest in me and my passions, and for always being super-supportive and encouraging whenever my confidence waivers! I have made some many friends since starting my journey in the blogosphere, and I know it’s only going to get better from here!

Lindsay x