Friday, January 25, 2019

Blog Changes

I had hoped to have everything ironed out really quickly, but you know how these things go. Blogging has taught me so much more than I expected. Who knew you needed some knowledge about domains and html to share pictures from your life. 

Anyway, I just wanted to talk a bit more about the changes I am making to my blog and explain why I felt like it was time for a change!

Changes to my Blog! www.kristenwoolsey.com

Why I Decided To Change It Up
When starting a blog the hardest thing to do is come up with a name! Pugs & Pearls really did suit me, and both of those things are still great loves of mine. However, I've been contemplating a switch up for awhile now. Having a website that only bears my name feels a bit more all encompassing. Blogging under the title Pugs & Pearls made me feel like I had to stay within certain parameters. I never liked the idea of a niche, even though I know it can be a very successful way to blog. That's just not why, or how I blog.

Blogging under my own name makes me feel like I can write about whatever I want. It's not that I didn't before, but I feel the freedom to now. This space has always been where I could write about my life, and what better title to do that under than my own name. 

What You Can Expect
Things aren't changing that much! For the past year I've found that posting once a week works for me, and that should continue. Although, I have already felt much more inspired to write with this little revamp. Hopefully that will equal more content for you! 

If you read on Bloglovin, don't worry! I've already migrated you. You will see posts from kristenwoolsey.com just like you did from Pugs & Pearls without interruption. Thankfully Disqus made it painless to transfer all of your comments too, so I will happily continue our previous conversations! 

The only thing that hasn't quite worked out seamlessly is redirecting my old url to the new one. So that means there has been an interruption in Pins on Pinterest and the people who typed pugsandpearls.com into their search bar might be wondering what's going on. I've gotten support for this issue and hopefully that will be settled soon!

Oh how I wish it could have gone over without a hitch, but hey, nothing ever does. Mainly, I just want to express that I'm glad you are following along, and I hope that tweaks like this will make this space serve you better. I blog for me, obviously or it wouldn't have lasted this long. But it's sort of contingent on it being an easy reading experience too.

Leave a comment for me and let me know what you think! If you've ever changed up your blog this way, I'm dying to hear how it went for you and please leave your best tips! Thanks everyone!

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