Blog Thoughts

Hey all! I wanted to do a post today about Β some thoughts and happenings with my blog lately. Nothing major, I just wanted to talk about some things.

One, I changed my theme. I was getting bothered by the double Life of Angela on my homepage with the previous theme. This new one really appeals to me. Especially the crazy way that my posts fall down on my home page. It cracks me up. I also have a new header thanks to Katie, who’s done both Natalie and Kali‘s new header too!

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Two, you guys may have noticed that I’m reposting a lot of my older posts. I’ve been doing this for a while now, and I plan to continue it for most of the month. It gives me a little break from my previous crazy blogging schedule (remember that I used to do three posts a day, what a lunatic), and I am feeling the need for a bit of a break. I’ll still be posting twice a day, but one will be a repost from a while back to give me a breather. I just got done reposting a whole bunch of clothes/make up related posts. My next bunch of reposts will be all my bakings, as I’m super proud of all those. After that, I’m thinking wedding things, cause it’s getting up to our five month anniversary.

Three, I just wanted to say thanks to you guys for your continued support. It really means a lot. I have noticed a dip in engagement since moving over to self-hosted, but I did expect it. Your blog is still a lot more accessible if you’re still on wordpress.com rather than wordpress.org. I feel like I used to celebrate reaching a milestone every week before moving over, but it’s definitely slowed down. When I transferred over, I had 1133 subscribers, and now, three weeks later, I have 1196.Β The past three weeks before going self hosted, I went from 880 to 1100. There’s been a drop, or technically it’s slowed down.Β But as I said before, I expected it. Doesn’t stop my brain from getting bummed out about it though. Thanks brain.

This has sort of become a rant, so I’m going to cut it here. I didn’t mean to end it on a strange note, and I’m telling my brain and creativity to move past this and just keep writing. I’ve always enjoyed writing for my blog, and I plan to continue doing it for the next long while. I will still probably eyeball my stats, but I am learning to stop comparing with my previous site. While “Life of Angela” has been going since March, The Life of Angela.com is only three weeks in. I’d be lying if I said that I hadn’t now thought of staying on the free site for those sweet sweet stats. But then I would have run out of media space (pretty fast), and not own this wonderful little corner of the internet. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves why we did that thing in the first place right? πŸ™‚

That’s all for my blog-related thoughts. If you made it to the end, thanks.Β I just wanted to get them off my chest. I don’t normally write posts like this, but it was really nice. If you have any blog thoughts you want to get off your chest, feel free to.

Angela.

Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
28 comments
  1. I’m so happy your blog is growing constantly. I love your blog just because it is really simple, you share your thoughts and life and I really enjoy it. Good luck and I hope it will be an awesome journey. xx

    1. Aww thanks Azra! That really means a lot πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Angela, I did notice the new theme, personally I love it!!☺️ Don’t worry about ranting ( not that I would call this ranting) its good to and as for your stats I dont think you’ve got anything to worry about, your writing it as great and sincere as ever! Sorry for the fairly long comment but, you’re one of my favourite blogglers, so I felt the need to say something. Honestly, I have no idea how you manage to write as much as you do! x

    1. Thanks so much Brittanie! I can sometimes get fixated on numbers, but venting helps me to get my thoughts in order πŸ˜„ I do love writing, amd i keep remembering to focus on that rather than stats.
      Thank you for your kind words! They really do mean a lot πŸ™‚

  3. You call that a rant??? hahaha You’re hubby is a lucky man if that’s what you call ranting πŸ˜‰ Your numbers will soar again. You are passionate, you are honest, that alone will generate more readers in no time. As long as you are happy, and enjoying the blog, it will show. :):)

    1. Haha that is what I consider a rant πŸ˜‚ they’re very short. Thank you so much for your kind words Margaret! They really mean a lot πŸ˜„

      1. hahaha, like I said lucky hubby. I call it like I see it, so not really kind words just the truth πŸ˜‰

  4. How do you re blog an old post? curious …love the new header and the style of the blog. wow 3 blog posts a day. I struggle with just a couple a week

    1. When you hit edit on a post, change the date to a future one and it’ll post again at that later date. But it remembers the previous likes and comments. Haha, 3 posts a day definitely isn’t for everyone πŸ˜‚

      1. Oh thank you so much 😊

      2. Thanks will definitely do this. That means while I’m traveling I can still have posts coming up. I have already scheduled a new post wasn’t sure how to do it for an old post. Thanks again so much

        1. You’re welcome! πŸ˜„

  5. Love the new header, very sweet πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks so much Sarah! πŸ˜„

  6. I love the new look! Isn’t Katie amazing?

    1. Thanks Natalie! And yes she is! Her work is incredible πŸ˜„

  7. I really like your new theme!! Don’t worry about not always being able to post 3 times a day anymore I’ve been enjoying reading some of your old posts again and to be honest I struggle with posting once a week sometimes!! I wish you all the luck in future with your blog 😊 xx

    1. Thanks so much Amelia! I’m glad you’re liking seeing my old posts again, it’s been fun for me to reread them too πŸ˜€

  8. I have been thinking of contacting Katie since I saw Natalie and Kali talk about her. Your new header looks amazing! I think people will start coming to you again, don’t worry!

    1. Katie is awesome! She does charge $3 for each header now just cause so many people get in touch with her which makes sense πŸ™‚
      I have slowly seen my stats start to rise again, I just got caught up with how my stats used to be. But it’s nice to be able to catch up with notifications faster though πŸ˜‚

  9. I love the theme, I love the self-hosting and the custom address, and I love the fact that you’ve stayed true to yourself and what you want to post is brilliant. We all love you, and you’ll continue to get readers; those numbers of subscribers are like numbers on the scales when you step on them because they don’t really count when it comes to what matters (though I’ll still say you have absolutely heaps(!!) more than me so you are doing amazingly well) πŸ™‚
    Caz x

    1. Thank you so much Caz!! It is true that the numbers don’t matter too much and I am lucky to already have so much. We all just gotta keep writing and enjoying what we do and the rest should follow πŸ˜„

  10. I’ve been going back on forth on whether to move to self-hosted. I’d made up my mind to move forward just before I saw your post. Now I don’t know what to do! I love your new logo by the way.

    1. Haha, I am happy that I made the change, but your stats will slow a little, it’s to be expected. They’ve slowly been picking up again though, but the main thing is that I’m still enjoying blogging and now I own all my content on my blog πŸ˜€

  11. Looks totally awesome!

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  12. I love the new look! It is so light and happy! <3

    1. Thanks so much Katie! πŸ˜€ <3

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