I’m Back!

I’m Back!

I’m back! Maybe you didn’t notice that I’d been gone but aside from Twitter, I fell off the blogging planet for a while. In terms of blogging breaks, it was definitely on the shorter side (I’ve only been gone a month), but in that time I’ve realised a few things about my blog.

First things first, I needed a freshen up. There wasn’t anything that I disliked about my layout necessarily, but I was just over the pink. I love a clean theme and so I’ve gone back to basics with black and white.

Another thing that fell by the wayside was Instagram. Everyone and their dog is moaning about Instagram engagement right now and although I don’t care about how many Instagram followers I have, it is pretty annoying to set up a photo (haha as if I do that), edit it and post it, only to get a handful of likes and no engagement. So I’m taking a different tack, rather than ‘upping’ my game, I’m stripping it back. No themes, few set ups, just real life.

The third thing is organisation. I’m taking my bullet journal seriously this time and planning out posts, social media, everything is in that Leuchtturm, and if it’s not it’s not happening. I will never be the bullet journal goddess that is Twenty Something Meltdown, but I can almost draw a freehand straight line, and if that’s not progress then I don’t know what is.

The fourth and final change is content. I have a schedule now! So (hopefully) there’ll be more constant content, rather than sporadic bursts of daily blogging and then nothing. Content wise, there’s going to be more of everything, more mental health, more wellness, more of those rambling think pieces and possible a little bit of beauty included, but don’t expect any fancy flatlays because I’m just not that kind of girl!

So that’s all for now. New content starting tomorrow.

Rachel x-x-x

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4 Comments

  1. September 17, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    Great to see you back!

  2. abbeylouisarose
    September 18, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Lovely to have you back, Rachel! I’ve had similar thoughts about Instagram lately – I’ve decided not to try and keep up with the semblance of a “theme” that I had going on and just post what I like, without setting up shots or putting too much effort in! Looking forward to seeing what your new schedule brings!

    Abbey 💓 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  3. September 20, 2017 / 5:59 am

    Hey I actually just came across your blog and am binge reading all of your posts because your writing style and content are just on point. So honest and interesting to read and I can’t wait to see more. Instagram is definitely a problem for many bloggers at the moment with the algorithm and the possibility of being shadowbanned so you are not alone in your frustrations! We should all rebel against it by being as real as possible on our profiles 🙂 Much love! xo

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