My blog just passed the year mark – whoop! It has been growing steadily and consistently, and I am incredibly excited by having it and sending my thoughts out onto the internet.
I thought about how wonderful it would be to have a space where I could write my opinions and what happened in my world. The thought of a blog had been tormenting me for ages, and I kept wondering whether it made sense to start one. I finally did, a little over a year ago, and immediately it was obvious that while it was the correct decision, I still had so far to go.
As a perfectionistic ambisionist by nature, I want to be perfect at a new task immediately. The only way to be better at doing something is to practice a lot, so I started writing articles to become better at writing. It worked, and my blog became strong. I moved over to WordPress. It was the best choice for me, and I am so happy I did. Only then did things start truly happening
This wonderful piece of me is experiencing growing pains. I am not sure whether I like the direction my blog is going in. I write a lot of reviews, and even though it is so much work it is incredibly satisfying. I post reviews twice a week. It is necessary to do to complete my 100 books challenge online. I enjoy the reviews, but it is not the direction I wanted to take. This was meant to be a lifestyle blog.
I have to consider the direction where I am going to go with my blog once I am done with the challenge. I may or may not take on something similar, though not to that extremes. When done, I am considering posting less frequently but more about life and other subjects.
Life of this city girl
I should have thought more about the title of my blog before I created it, but my move to WordPress was done very quickly, and I am not the brightest in the very-quickly department. Before it was Tales of Tash, which is way worse. I wanted it to be Dash of Tash or something similarly ridiculously matchy-matchy, but someone was kind enough to register that name and not actually blog frequently. SIES VIR JOU*
I am working on something better, and even have a tentative blog name for my new fashion blog (which is in the works).
Things I want my blog name to be
– A brand name
– Instantly recognizable
– And naturally, the best blog name you have ever seen or heard of. Duh
I have issues with the theme as well, but I will leave that for a bit. Changing your theme constantly is a sure way to confuse frequent readers, and I have no desire to be more confusing than I already am.
Things I want to get up and running
– Blog roll. There are so many fantastic blogs I love and read, and would love to give exposure to them.
– More guest posts
– More reviews of books I wouldn’t usually have access to.
– More fitness and exercise mantras, goals, objectives, thoughts and opinions (and general bitching)
– More photos of what I do.
– More articles about topics I find interesting. I love politics, news, sport (I won’t try my hand there though) nature, beauty, exercise and health.
– Random posts about my culture and heritage. South-Africa is a rich and diverse country, which you have to visit, and I love promoting the good things here.
*Sies vir jou directly translated is Ugly for you, but actually just means Shame on you.
Told you WordPress was the answer 😛 Your blog is growing exponentially, and it is awesome!
I like your blog name! I think it is suiting, but I see why you want to change. I have the same thing about my blog name, but then I don’t want to change it, even though my name says that it is. Deliberate misconception.
Love your translation teehee.
Well friend, best of luck. I know that your blog moved away from what you were intending, but it is still good. You just need to decide now exactly what you want to do and do it.