It’s official. I’ve successfully managed to stick to my word for once and maintain my blog for a year now. It was hit and miss in the beginning while I was trying to juggle time between driving lessons, work, an evening class and well… Just living… But I’ve actually stuck to it!
And as if some sort of miracle, I’ve had a whole year of having this blog. But over the last couple of weeks I’ve been thinking about changing my blog name, or at the very minimum changing the banner. Most people know that when I get an idea in my head there’s a really good chance that I’m going to go through with it, and as this was such a big thing I tried to shake the idea and didn’t do anything about it, but then people starting sending messages on LinkedIn about my blogs first birthday. I’ll be honest though I hadn’t actually realised myself until that moment. And then as if some kind of trigger I wanted to change it all over again.
As much I loved the simplicity of my ‘old’ domain, I had previously sewn the seed to change it and I was becoming increasingly conscious of the fact it had become less and less relevant to the content I was producing, so it had to change.
I already a had a name that defined – LDNGirl, so I got Georgina to help me think of personal ones and although the favourite was Juanita Writes, but to be perfectly honest there’s not a great amount of people who can spell my name on the best of days if they aren’t used to it so that idea flew out the window pretty quick. Soon after that I started thinking back to thinking how I wanted to change it to something that wouldn’t define my content or blog. I still have categories and favourite topics but there’s more creative freedom which is literally all I ever want in life.
Now I’m no sure about anyone else but I feel like there’s a huge difference between the first name and the second one. It’s actually weird to see how much the style has changed, it’s almost like I’ve grown up a bit.
Now there’s a scary thought.
I’ve never been one for ‘about me’ pages so let's keep it short and sweet: I'm 25 (so I guess you could assume I'm going through a quarter-life crisis), London-based, love food, oh, and partial to a rum-based drink... or just the rum tbh.