In the next few months you’re going to see a few changes happen around here.
You all know that I stepped back from the website in the months leading up to the wedding. In a way I used the wedding as an excuse but really I needed a bit of distance away from my space online to figure out exactly what I wanted. The thing about blogging is there is no rules or someone telling you what to do or how to do it, you’re completely on your own. There is no doubt it’s the beauty of having something online to call mine but now it’s time to evolve.
And I’m ready.
When I first started ‘More Than Adored’ I had a vision of it being an emperor. I was inspired by the websites with multiple writers and in my head I really wanted to be separate from the brand – keep my personal life at arms length – and have the ability too switch off. For a while I loved it and it really was exciting, moving forward, watching the space grow however I felt a bit lost. Naturally more and more of ME started coming through – especially when I started ‘The Weekly Notes’ – which made me realised that my readers were more invested in me/my life/my opinions then a brand that I was trying so desperately to create. I then realised that as a consumer of blogs I craved connection and that ‘realness’ and for me it it made sense to stop writing in such a formal tone about lipstick.
It was a scary realisation and for a while I wasn’t ready to face it. I wasn’t ready to fully commit to putting all of me out there so I ignored it for a while. Then the lovely writers I had helping with content dwindled and it was just little old me tapping away at my laptop….
The past 6 months I’ve grown so much as a person. I’m not too sure why or how but I’ve never been more confident in myself. It’s probably mixture of things but I own my life more so than ever before. I’m so sure of myself and it’s a really empowering feeling. Now I’ve realised that it’s okay to let go of that arms length that I’ve been trying so hard to create here. I want to let go. Vulnerability is okay. Being open is okay. Talking about ME is okay. It’s my space after all.
The thing about blogging is it’s very easy to loose yourself when you’re churning out content for 5 years straight and that’s what happened to me. I grew as a person but this space stayed the same and that left me pretty fucking confused. It’s so cliche but it’s healthy to move from things as you grow so over the next month or so I’ll be saying goodbye to ‘More Than Adored’ and renaming to a self-titled blog (somehow and no, I haven’t decided on a name yet which is funny because my name IS ‘Sarah Noonan’ lol).
You guys don’t need to fret about it too much as the content I’ve been creating in the past few months is the content you’ll be seeing more of but I will be also introducing some more personal words as well. I feel really passionate about blogging again and this path just feels so right for me. There were months where I was so unhappy with talking about lipstick – I love lipstick – but there are so many beauty bloggers out there that do things better then me. Of course you’ll still hear me chatting about beauty products because I do love that side of things but I’m kinda crazy about this fashion stuff I’ve got happening at the moment.
I hope you guys are excited about the changes. I’m so fucking pumped. It’s like a cloud has lifted and I can see what I’m meant to be doing again. I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to realise this is what needs to happen but I’m glad I finally got there.
Now does anyone know anything about changing domains? (not kidding)
I’m a retail manager by day and a blogger by night aiming to bring you the newest beauty, fashion and lifestyle news. More Than Adored was created to help beauty lovers, like myself, make informed decisions when it comes to buying new goodies.