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A New Blog // A New Me

blog motivation

I’ve been quite vocal about my changing perception of blogging lately. In posts such as Do we take ourselves too seriously as bloggers? and When the blogging monster gets you, I described how I feel like blogging isn’t a big of a priority as it once was.

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Inspiration and motivation comes in waves for me. I was at it so hard for so long, daily posting on this blog, posting 3-4 times a week on my fitness blog and then I started a tech blog that had scheduled 3 posts a week for.

& I have a full time job.

& I like to work out.

& I have recently falling back in love with Netflix.

& I bought an xBox one.

& I’ve had a busy social life lately (busy for me means going something like, once a week, stfu).

While I managed to keep on top of this blog, I stopped updating the tech blog and the fitness blog became something I was only doing once a week. Just like working out – and I feel awful.

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Things about my blog was starting to annoy me. One of those things was the layout.

While I did love my old blog template for a long time, it started to feel.. well.. outdated. It felt old and overused. I knew a few others that also used it and I wanted something unique.

After spending two hours on Saturday editing the CSS on my old template – something went wrong and I couldn’t upload any media, so I reverted the changes back.

Only later to find out that my editing wasn’t the cause of the problem – it was an issue with my host that had been resolved very quickly after around 10 minutes. It was simply a coincidence.

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Not one to be defeated, I had it in my head that I WOULD FIND MYSELF A NEW BLOG THEME. So I got myself on Esty.

After being unable to pick a theme I liked, and out of fear of picking a theme that I wouldn’t be able to customise how I wanted it, AGAIN, I bought a bulk pack of different themes and tried them all on my tech blog. Then came across one I liked, spent a few hours customising and then activated it.

The next morning, I decided to make the same changes to my main blog, and then my fitness blog. And that’s it.

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It was done.

There’s still a few things I’d like to edit about my template when I get chance to create a child theme and braving the scary idea of opening up and operating on the HTML and CSS of my blog, but for now, I’m much happier. And it’s brought back a new wave of inspiration and love for all three of my blogs again.

I feel like I’m over this slump I was in and ready to get back on it.

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22 Comments

  • Lucy

    The hard work paid off they look lovely, a refresh is like a holiday. You are very talented to be able to change it so easily. I tinker with the coding but worry that I will do something catastrophic. I plan to update mine in the next six months I will definitely ask your view on what is annoying on my blog, needs changing and what is a must Lucy x

  • Sarah

    I LOVE your new blog look, it’s so refreshing and very YOU! It looks amazing, you’ve done a great job! My layout has been bothering me for a while, it feels really cluttered and old but I have no idea where to start! I think I need to take a week off work just to sort it out haha!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  • Jackie Harrison

    You did an amazing job is good to update your blog I need to consider but never have the time to even try it out so I will do when I have the time but have not decided yet in the look. I do love the lipstick look but the lips background are kind of play out for me even though I get plenty of email asking how I did it and how they like it.

  • Anca

    Looks fab x I liked your old layout, but I like this one too 🙂 I think we need to change the blogs once in a while, to make it more attractive in our eyes more than for others.

  • Shireen L. Platt

    I think every blogger goes through a phase that we get so sick of our blog’s layout, design, etc. I know I do and I will spend days if not weeks tweaking every single damn thing. You already know I love your new blog design and gurrllll, you’re Wonder Woman. How you managed to run 3 blogs. work full time and have a social life is beyond me, I struggle to juggle one blog! LOL!

  • Ela

    I really like your new layout! It is crazy that you maintain three blogs and get all the other things done. When I get back home from work, I am always so tired and can’t even do much about my blog(which I really hate but nothing much I could do after a rough day at work) so well done to you 🙂 How do you manage to do all these? I can’t even find time for watching my tv series 🙁

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

  • Jemma

    It must have been SOOOO annoying and hard to sort all three.. BUT omg worth it! Everything looks so sleek and chic and easy to navigate. I love it ^__^ And you’ve managed to make it look really unique still, which can be hard. Awesome stuff, also Im glad you’ve got your mojo back!! xxx

  • Sian

    I love your new blog designs, I definitely think they suit your blogs! I’m glad you’re feeling better about blogging, it’s definitely common for all bloggers to go through a phase of not enjoying it for a while… I’m glad your motivation is back! xx

  • Lyndsay

    I take my hat off to you for managing three blogs and keeping a full time job! I struggle to balance my blog and job as it is. Going to check out your Tech blog, I’ve been thinking of introducing a tech section to my blog so I will let you know when that goes live! 🙂

    Loving the new layout.

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches Blog

  • sgrmse.

    there is much to be said about aesthetics and attraction. i am a HUGE sucker for (layout/design) change as well— you know this!! totes lovin’ this look, though! keep it, babes. branding is important, too!

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