MY 2017 BLOGGING GOALS: UPDATE & CHANGE OF NAME

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)

Sarah About Sarah
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.

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  • Jessica Rake

    Looking forward to seeing you’re new content :)

  • This is so exciting! Can’t wait to learn more about you Sarah xx

    • Thanks Rach! I’m excited about the change x

  • Liz Paganoni

    I feel exactly the same…wanted to create a ‘brand’ that was all profesh & a persona that wasn’t the real me. It becomes quite hard to keep going I think when it isn’t a natural extension of yourself. Can’t wait to see how you go with the ‘new’ blog xxx

    • It’s weird isn’t it because you feel under pressure to create this THING but then you do it and you’re like this doesn’t feel good…. Thank you so much Liz xxx

  • Doing whatever feels right for you is the right move. People change and grow and you are not immune to that. I think your readers will also enjoy and appreciate the personal growth in your content =)

    xo Kat @ Katness

    • Exactly right! I’m excited about the change x

  • I wish I could somehow get that same kind of epiphany. I’ve always wanted to blog more “seriously” but I’ve never been able to find my groove. I do really love blogs that are more personal and Ive been loving your blog lately so can’t wait to see what you come up with :)

    • Thanks Mel! Trust me it’s taken years.. I’ve been blogging since 2011 and I’m only just realising this now haha x

  • So glad to hear you’re feeling so happy and inspired with blogging again! I definitely enjoy blogs with a more personal touch and my favourite thing about blogging is connecting with other people with similar interests, and I think that’s why a lot of people read blogs more than less personal things like magazines these days – because they can get to know the person behind the blog. :)

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  • Chantalle

    You are so right, as you change and grow so should your blog! And 5 years is such a long time!!! You are doing an amazing job babe! Super excited to see what the name change will be! xx

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