Hey all! I wanted to do a post today about 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!
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. 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. 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? 🙂
That’s all for my blog-related thoughts. If you made it to the end, thanks. 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.