I see a lot of bloggers I look up to + I see they all have a common element- everything flows together. From their blog design to their social media, everything just GOES. I love that about them. I can always be sure of the same consistent things with them + I think that's what keeps me coming back. Over the next few weeks, I plan on doing a lot more with the blog. I still want to change the name of the blog (which is going to take a lot of work) and I want to work on making this blog be ME.
I've been blogging for over two years now + I'm super proud of how far this blog has came. I'm thankful I started it when I did and I've grown so much as a writer. Lately, I've really felt like I needed to take a new direction with this blog + turn it into a brand people know and love.
With these thoughts, I've wanted to change a lot of things about my blog. I've been really thinking about changing the name of the blog (to what, I'm still not sure.) but I feel Cattails + Cardigans works for now. When I picked out that name, I was mostly thinking about how cattails could mean like actual cat tails, not the silly weed things. Not everyone thinks that way though. Also the Cardigans part was because I do love fashion, but I'm simply NOT a fashion blogger. I have only ever posted one outfit post? and that was one of my directions I wanted to take when I started this blog. Time has changed and that just isn't something I want to do right now.
My focus now is simply a lifestyle blog. I don't feel I have a certain niche or something I'm super great at. I want this blog to share everything I love and even personal posts. I understand not all bloggers want to talk about their person life, but I do. I want to talk about my crazy adventures and I want to share everything I love on this blog.
Some new changes to the blog:
// I made an Instagram account JUST for blog stuff. @cattailscardigansblog is the username (If I change the name of the blog- that will obviously change as well). I've also been using the hashtag #cattailscardigansblog to lump together any posts about this blog- if you want me to see something, use that hashtag + I will find it.
// I've added a newsletter to the deal. If you sign up (the link is right under my about bio), you will be getting monthly highlights of what's on the blog + what's to come. You may also be getting sweet deals and discounts that nobody else will get. I promise not to spam you if you sign up!
// I've went back and erased a lot of older posts. When I first started this blog, I wasn't sure what I was doing. I tried so hard to be like other bloggers I looked up too. This blog wasn't me. I erased a lot of silly pointless posts but kept the important ones or ones I thought were funny. If you ever get bored, go back and read some of my older posts. You can TOTALLY see how much I've changed.
If you guys fancy, I wanted to may write a few posts about how important branding is and how to revamp your whole internet life (changing social media names/emails/ all the works.). Let me know if you think that's something you'd be interesting in reading + if you think you would, let me know some questions you have about rebranding (or branding in general)