My blog has gone through a lot of changes, appearance-wise, since I started back in 2014. My graphics were very… juvenile?… for a long time. I still have an addiction to using too many fonts in them, but I think I’ve cleaned things up a little bit 🙂 I’ve always focused this blog on books. I’ve done a few more personal posts within the last year or so, but the majority has been book-related: reviews, discussions, memes, wrap-ups… all about the books. I still plan on being bookish, obviously, so don’t worry. I talked about this a little bit in my “coming up for Bookmark Lit in 2017” post but hope to expand on it even more right now. I planned to…
✔️ Consolidate backlist reviews into round-up posts
✔️ Give ARC reviews solo treatment, for the most part
✖️ Post 4 times per week (sometimes more or less is okay)
✔️ Revamp memes and other features (add, delete, or continue)
✔️ More personal posts and ~lifestyle things~
I’ve done a decent job of these things but still feel burnt out when it comes to talking about book-related things all the time. I love reading and it’ll always be a huge priority for me – and the main focus of this blog – but I don’t have as many discussions as I’d like anymore.
Instead of spending 90% of my posts on bookish things, you can expect to see more like 75%-80% starting soon. As you can tell, the vast majority of things will still be bookish. I toyed with the idea of changing my blog name and doing a whole new shebang, but I want to take things slow. I don’t envision this space as ever being a lifestyle blog, but I’d love to post about clothes, food, makeup, and other more personal things as time goes on. My book reviews will still be here and I’ll have a lot of my usual stuff too.
I changed my blog header to reflect my small shift in focus, so don’t be surprised when you see things like “10 of my favorite recipes right now” or “TV shows I plan to watch this fall.” I’ve already done those kinds of posts in the past, so it’s nothing new, but they may be here MORE. For fun, check out how my blog headers have evolved over the years too, below!
Blog Header Evolution
I want to start doing more personal posts as well, to spice things up. It can get tiring doing only book reviews, so I think it’s a good idea. And for sure I’ll still be reading your blog regularly! 🙂
Yay! I love personal posts – I love seeing them on your blog too!
A lot of the “book” blogs I read also talk about personal things, like TV or travel. I talk about hiking a lot on my own blog. I like it when bloggers talk about other stuff, it helps us as readers to get to know the blogger better and sometimes it’s just fun to read about something different. Good luck and have fun with the new direction!
Yes, totally agree! Thank you 🙂
I’ll still be here 🙂 I like the new header, I’m constantly changing mine so I definitely feel you on the font issue. They’re all too pretty.
Haha, right?! I have too many to choose from!
Of course I will still come for more personal posts. I think I want to add in even more to mine than just my TV posts. I like the new header 🙂
Thank you 😀 I loved your posts when you got those clothing boxes, so you definitely should continue with personal things too!!
Love it! Of course I’ll keep reading. I love all of your posts. 🙂
Thank you <33
Honestly I am so excited for this!!! Your blog is still GORGEOUS (I wish I had your design skills TBH) and I’m rally excited to see new types of content! Honestly I have been feeling really creatively drained for MONTHS when it comes to book blogging so it’s nice to see other bloggers posting about other things!
THANK YOU <33 You're too kind
I’m here for whatever you want to do. I enjoy reading your blog every week and will read whatever you write. Keep up the good work, Lauren!
Thanks so much!! <3
I seriously love your new header– the flower as the dot on the “i” is such a nice touch, haha. Also, I am totally down for more personal posts from you!
Haha, thank you <3
I am excited to see where your blog is heading. I love reading about recipes and tv shows and the like. I have been posting some movie reviews and such on my blog too now and again to spice things up a bit. Also, your new header is beautiful!
Thank you 😀
Yes I’ll stick with you no matter what you do! And I really like your new header, even if it is a subtle change. Sometimes those are the best things.
Also I have always been envious of your graphics, so keep doing what you’re doing!
Exactly! Nothing too major is changing 🙂
I’m definitely staying! I love reading about books, obviously, but I also really love getting to know the person behind the blog.
Thank you 😀
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