NEW BLOG DESIGN & what's been up lately & Looking AHEAD

26 December 2017

WOW.  Heyyyyy, guys!! REMEMBER ME?  Honestly, it feels a little weird to be writing a blog post again.  I feel like I just took a really long hiatus and now I can't even function as a normal blogger again.  HOW DO YOU WRITE A POST, MAN?

Anyways, yes, HI! I'm back after a month lol I'm sorry about that xD I hadn't actually been really planning on taking a break off blogging, but I guess I got a a little caught up with life, and  but MOSt importantly, I redesigned the blog!

To be honest, the old design was okay but it just wasn't really ME.  Plus it had overstayed its welcome quite a bit.  And yes, I procrastinated on doing it for a LONG time, but....  it's FINALLY done.  Actually, that's not quite true.  There's still a few things that need to be fixed, but for the most part, it's done.  So at least I can post! :P I want to get another post up after this one before the end of the year, so that's my current posting plan right now.

First things first, man...life recently has been crazy.  Busy, eventful, and stressful.  SO much stress.  A few months ago I'd been thinking about writing a de-stressing post.  Now I'm seriously thinking why I didn't do that because I could've probably used that about now.  xD My last blog post honestly just wasn't the very best that I could do, and I kind of rushed it together the day before the post was supposed to go up...therefore, it didn't really have the best quality or content I could've done....which made me realize

maybe...i need to step back? 

So I took a unplanned hiatus off the blogging world for a few weeks and didn't really look back.  WHOOPS, forgive me please.  

So, if you didn't know, this year I had a posting schedule, for like, the first time? Or maybe I should say it was the first time that I actually stuck with it and followed the schedule for pretty much most of the year (give or take a few off weeks in between).  That's good, right? For the most part, yes, it's really good! But, I don't know, I think just by the time the end of the year rolled around I got burned out and the words didn't word and I didn't feel inspired at all.  Therefore, I was thinking about it and for 2018 (also what yeah, guys, the new year's about to hit us woot woot) I don't really want to do what I did this year.  HONESTLY it was a great plan and I probably could stick to it if I beat myself and made myself do it...but I just feel like it wouldn't be as authentic and real.  It wouldn't be honestly me.  
I wouldn't say I want to take this blog in a "new direction" in 2018 necessarily.  My blogging style isn't going to change or anything.  I guess the only thing I really want to do is make it more of who I am, if that makes sense? I want this blog to be a reflection of me, and it's a process.  But I'll say this, blogging is hard work, y'all o_O 

So what am I thinking for the new year? First off, I loved the way that I had deadlines this year.  It made me think about what I wanted to post in advance and get ready for it.  SO I'm planning on doing around 3-4 posts a month, but without a set date on which I post.  I'll pretty much just aim on getting that number of posts out each month, regardless of whenever it is.  And if it's on Wednesdays, then we good! And if not, we still good xD 

OK you guys.  That's pretty much all I had for this post.  Just wanted to pop in and let you know YES I'M STILL ALIVE  and plans for the next year blogging-wise.  :D I'll be back with another post before the end of the year recapping what went on this crazy year of 2017 and what I'm looking ahead to in 2018.  It's gonna be a good one, guys ♥



SO LET ME KNOW HOW YOU ARE! What's up? What do you think of the design? Constructive criticism is something I love, so let me know! Hope you all had a very merry Christmas too :)

till next time
xx
autumn 

18 comments:

  1. HELLO BEAUTIFUL! This new blog design is PANCAKES AND WAFFLES. It's amazing! I love the layout and color theme!! I was actually looking through your blog for a little bit of inspiration right before you posted this (NOT KIDDING) and my eyes were super pleased with the change.

    Posting Schedules are HARD. I couldn't every tie myself down to one. Looking forward to seeing where you take your blog in 2018!!
    Simply Me

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    1. OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH, V <3 You're so sweet! Hahaha yeah I wondered if anyone would notice it before I posted lol I'M GLAD YOU LIKE IT THOUGH

      I know right? It's so hard. I have so much more respect for those who do have one now :)

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  2. Girl, this is beautiful! It looks amazing! Hopefully the down time has made you feel refreshed and ready to take on whatever comes next. :D

    Can't wait to see what the new year brings for you. <3

    ~Ivie
    iviewrites.blogspot.com

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    1. AW THANKS IVIE :) It means a lot! Haha, yes, I'm ready to take on the world (well, maybe xD)

      I'm excited for 2018! Let's make it a good one.

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  3. I like the new design! And your new profile photo is really nice too. :)

    I know what you mean about having a schedule. I've just started posting to a schedule, and there are benefits and drawbacks. Good on you for figuring out what works best for you with all that! Being authentic is always best, I feel. I'm looking forward to everything you have planned. :) All the best for 2018! xx

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! I'm so glad you like it.

      Ahh good for you! Yeah, in some ways I feel like it's really good to have. It makes you more focused and all. I need to catch up on your blog, girl :D

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  4. Love your post dear ♥
    If you want you can check out my blog.I write about fashion,beauty and lifestyle.Maybe we can follow each other and be great blogger friends !

    http://herecomesajla.blogspot.ba/?m=1

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  5. i LOVE your new design and boy do I get you on posting. I'm not a very good blogger as far as continuity goes. And whew schedules...I'm a pantser in areas more than just writing xD

    I CAN"T WAIT TO SEE NEW POSTS! <3 <3 <3

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    1. YAY THANK YOU!!! Hahaha SAME BRO. I'm a panster in pretty much everything. In life even xD

      AH THANK YOU GIRL!

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  6. Your new blog design is GORGEOUS. Especially the profile on the side with your socials under it - ahhh, so aesthetic!

    I completely understand the desire to make blogging feel as authentic + like you, as possible. That's something I strive to do too, and yes it's hard, but so so worth it. : )

    Happy 2018!
    k.

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    1. Awhhh thank you so much, Keira!! I'm so glad you like it.

      True, true. It's definitely not easy, but I think it makes blogging worth it :)

      Happy New Year!

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  7. I love the new design! It's so sleek and pretty! I especially love your profile polaroid-like widget!

    I've had a blogging schedule for two years and this year was the year that everything fell to pieces XD

    Happy new year!

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    1. AHHH THANKS :) omg I never realized it looked like a polaroid till you mentioned it LOL THANKS FOR MENTIONING THAT.

      Haha, hey, it happens to all of us :) Keep at it and I'm sure you'll get better and better!

      Happy 2018!

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  8. I love the new blog design :)

    happy new year love!

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    1. ahh thanks Faith :))

      YES same to you dude! Happy 2018 :)

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  9. AUTUMN! YOUR BLOG DESIGN IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS WHAT THE HECK!!!

    You are a queen. <3

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