adaptation

A few months back, I contemplated changing the name of my blog. It's not uncommon, in my observation, for bloggers to grow out of their blog and branch into something else. So I didn't feel like it was going to be such a hassle. I initially named my blog The Blog of Worldly Delights (based on the Bosch triptych) because I wanted to share bits and pieces of my life and all the awesome earthly things I personally enjoyed. I wanted the title to be vague because I wasn't sure yet how varied my posts would be. 

Months went by and I started posting more about my everyday outfits than anything else, which I'm glad I did because that made me really think about how to work with the pieces I have and how to wear trends. Plus, I got to connect and friend a lot of wonderful fashion bloggers. But I felt like I wasn't living up to the promise of my blog name. Additionally, there were times when I felt pressured to dress up, and then all of a sudden, putting an outfit together wasn't as fun as it used to be. 

Then, an idea. Instead of changing the name of my blog, why not make it the blog I always wanted it to be in the first place? 

You'll probably have noticed that I changed my layout (again), and the changes aren't huge, but they make a great deal of difference to me. I'll still be posting outfits, mainly, because I do need to put clothes on everyday, but there'll be a lot more posts on makeup how-to's, recipes, crafting and DIYs, and the geeky things I do.

In my view, adapting is just natural and even necessary. I'm just going with the flow. And I do hope you stay along for the ride. 

26 comments:

  1. I definitely plan on sticking around. I like a little bit of variety outside the fashion world, especially your make up tutorials and seeing your fun DIY projects.

    With Kayla going off to college this fall, our blog may need to be adapted a little bit. It's just all part of growing and evolving :) Heather

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  2. You know I'll keep reading pretty much no matter what you do - because you, and your content are awesome!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  3. I for one like the idea of different kinds of posts (am I biased because that's what I do, too?) You do such neat things with your crafts and your baking and your makeup that it would be a shame not to show it off!

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  4. I have enjoyed watching your blog evolve and no matter what you post, I always find it interesting because YOU are interesting! I'm excited to see what's to come and I like the changes you've made so far!

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  5. I can't wait to see what you do next, especially the geeky things. Those will probably be some of the best.

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  6. That's the nice thing about a blog - it can be exactly what you want it to be! I moved away from just style posting, and it's been nice to just write whatever I want. People don't always read/comment on non-style things (I guess since that's the readership I built up), but I don't do it for that anyway.

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  7. I am excited to stick around! Recipes, crafty things? Uh, I love this. Rock on, lady!

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  8. No matter what change you'll make, I'm still a loyal reader :)

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  9. I'm sure that you know I love your geekery like no other! Looking forward to it. Still remember one of the first outfits that I saw from you, a Thor inspired look.

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  10. Change is always good in my eyes! I'll read whatever you write Laura! :)

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  11. Adapting is always a good thing! I'm looking forward to sticking around!

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  12. I second what Tracy said! :) Keeps things interesting!

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  13. Change is good! And what I life about your blog is that it's a bit of everything. I'm hoping to make some changes to my design and direction too. My theory on change is that if we stay still we become a stagnant pool of water. And that becomes stinky and breeds mosquitos! Just keep swimming!

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  14. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us. I know how much better I feel about blogging since I stopped feeling like I had to bounce around in this bubble I set for myself. You are awesome and I'm looking forward to your future posts m'dear.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  15. Loyal reader here and will continue to be so. I'm excited about the changes you are going to make and about seeing more varied post topics.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  16. I think it's perfectly natural to evolve as a blogger! Of course we'll stay for the ride!

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  17. Hey first up Laura, the ride has been so amazing! Keep doing what you love to do and write. I think be it an outfit post, craft post, makeup post, you always inject a lot of your personality in them. So whatever you choose to focus on, I'm sure you will make this blog unique and still amazing as ever!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  18. good for you laura! that's why i had to drop sassyuptownchic. hahaha i needed something really vague because i talk about so many different things on my blog. i have to say, every time you change your layout I love it even more. LOL there hasn't been one time where i've said in my mind, "oh no laura change it back". hahaha tweek until you can't tweek enough! that means you're growing. ;)
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  19. I think change is a huge part of having a blog for a while, after all, we all evolve and change in our hobbies and delights so why shouldn't our blogs change with us? I personally adore your blog no matter what you post 'cause girl, you're awesome. Don't feel like you need to post only one facet of what you love but go with what you enjoy. I get really bored talking only about clothes so I talk about whatever I feel like in my posts, even if it's just the weather over and over again. :P Write whatever you want to, I always like your makeup posts and your diys are fantastic! (And a little nerdy-ness is always a good thing!)

    Hah, with every post I wish even more that I knew you when you were up here, you are just so awesome.

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  20. I think it is definitely normal that when we grow, our blogs grow with us! Love the changes girl!
    xo TJ

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  21. love the outfit posts.. but snacks and crafts! yuss!!! on a sidenote.. bosch is some creepy shit.

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  22. Adapting and evolving is inevitable. I've been finding that out with my blog, as well (that is when I actually update it...). I think part of the reason why I've been slow at pumping out updates (other than the obvious reason) is that I am unsure of where I want to go with it. I am sure whatever changes you make will be good ones. They will be your changes for your blog. Do what makes you happy, lady! :)

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  23. I can totally understand and relate to what you are saying. I really admire that you are going to pursue the blog you always wanted. I always enjoy seeing your outfit posts, but I also love seeing other bits of your life like your crafts and tutorials. I'm kind of going through the same thing myself. My blog is mostly about my everyday outfits, but I want it to now also include DIY's, crafts, and tutorials. I've also set as a goal for this year to take more pictures of all the beautiful things of Panama. I feel that people don't know much about Panama, so I want to portray just how beautiful it is. Like you say, I think its just natural for bloggers to grow and want different things with their blog as they go.

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  24. Cath and I totally went through the same journey, Laura! AsianCajuns started out six (holy moly, I didn't realize it was so long ago until I just did the math) years ago to basically show our mom what we were up in to Atlanta. Readers started to ask to see what we were wearing and then all the sudden we turned into fashion bloggers which was weird because we like fashion, but it we've always been equally or more interested in other things. And, as you say, I started to feel pressure to dress like a fashion blogger (partly due to sponsorships too) -- and I lot of the joy went out of it. That's why we do fewer outfit posts now too.
    Congrats on your new direction! I love whatever it is you blog about because your wonderful personality comes through in your writings and creations, whether it's via fashion, food or DIY.
    Happy blog morphing, lady!
    xoxox,
    Lar

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  25. Naming a blog is like naming a baby! I spent so long thinking about what to name mine before (happily so far) settling on a second glance. It's hard though; blogs and the people who create them evolve, and choosing a name at the embryonic stage is tough. Just be glad you didn't settle on anything too trendy (bacon and moustaches, anyone?)

    Looking forward to the changes ahead!

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  26. Ahh I know what you mean. I feel like I've outgrown my brand and considered changing my blog name for a long long time... but have since committed to the one I have now. Even if it doesn't always fit in with my super urban all black outfits. I still don't like the name of my blog though. Sigh.

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