Why I Needed A Change

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I wrote a post not so long ago about why I'd been absent from blogging and published it thinking that would sort all my problems and I'd come back to blogging regularly. I couldn't have been more wrong. Since publishing that post not a lot has changed. I'm still not motivated to blog. I'm not happy with the way things are in my life even though I've been working so hard to change things, it just hasn't been enough. The idea of giving up blogging has occurred to me but I always get the thought out of my mind as quickly as I can because my blog is my outlet and I absolutely love it. I just haven't been in love with my style of blogging for a while now and as I've been making every effort to change things in my life to make me happier I think that my blog is the next thing that needs to change.

I started this blog over two years ago now and back then I was a 15 year old who was clueless on what I wanted to achieve in life as a whole. I didn't know if I'd write this blog for two months let alone two years. I would be lying if I said I'd put my heart and soul into this blog for the whole two years because that just hasn't been possible. I haven't blogged regularly for quite a while and it's because I'm not happy with my blog. I'm not happy with the content and I haven't been happy with my design for a while now, so I thought it was time for change.

This post marks a new start for perksofbeingami. I have a new design that I have spent about a month tweaking to make sure it's perfect before publishing. I hope you all like my new layout as much as I do, I really like the professional but simple look that it gives to my content. I wanted to create a website that I could be proud of publishing content to and this new design is me being one step closer to being fully proud of my content.

As for new content, I'm not 100% sure as to which direction I will be taking this blog. All I know is that things will be changing. I'm done with trying to fit in and write posts that I think will be popular. I've spent a lot of time publishing content that I'm not happy with just because I think it will be popular and get my blog views. Everyone says blogging isn't about numbers but at the end of the day it's so hard not to get caught up in them. It's so hard to find the balance between publishing content that works for you and publishing content that your readers will enjoy.

 After my recent trip to Amsterdam, I've gotten a travel bug and intend to travel as much as I can whilst I have the time to. Travel posts have never been something I've posted, but after drafting up my '48 Hours in Amsterdam' post I've realised it's something I really enjoy writing. I want to create a platform for myself that I enjoy writing but also a platform that people enjoy reading. Numbers and viewers aren't everything, but it's nice to have a little encouragement along the way.

For now, I'm just a plain old 18 year old with a dream to travel the world and blog about it along the way. I hope you join me on this journey.

P.S. Yes that annoying piece of hair stuck to my face in the photo is driving me crazy too. 

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