It has been a hot six months or more since you saw regular updates on the blog. You’re seeing a brand new blog name, URL though some old posts you may be familiar with. So what’s the story and deal-io?
What Happened with the Blog?
Well, 2019 was a busy year in the offline world – promotion, buying a condo, renovating, moving, and so on. No complaints of course, but I wrote that the blog was in the backburner for some time. Then when it came time to renew the blog (specifically domain name), I ended up getting domain-jacked as my previous host had gone dark. The new owner stole my content, images and domain I spent 7 years building. It was really awful and hated the fact someone is that callous and lazy to think stealing other people’s work is their way of succeeding. I was bitter and effectively took a long break from blogging.
I decided this theft wasn’t going to prevent me from enjoying blogging and the friendships I’ve developed over time. I registered a brand new domain in case I ever wanted to return to blogging back in 2019 and sort of left the work as a weekend side project or so I thought.
Then COVID-19 happened and while work and home projects kept me busy, I missed writing and talking about my projects/trips. I never got around to writing about my South Africa trip or finishing my Turkey adventures so I decided to restore my blog but there are obviously some gaps with content/images due to the theft so that leads me to my next point.
What’s Next for the Blog
A multi-topic blog has been the reason that I wanted to keep the blog going. I feel that it remains relevant and I can still write about multiple topics over time which I greatly enjoy.
I plan to continue the blog but having a more balanced approach between topics. The blog started as a beauty-focused blog and considering my preferences have shifted, you can expect lighter beauty and more travel/life related content. I’ve noticed most of my blog friends have reduced the frequency at which they write and while I don’t think blogging is dying for good, it’s reverting back to the authentic pre-commercial blogging days.
You can expect to see a mix of beauty hauls, reviews and travel updates; basically much of what you were seeing in 2019 and I hope that’s the kind of content you continue to enjoy. I love writing about my travels and providing guides for other solo female travellers to use.
Travel and Life are likely going to be the bulk of new content – I haven’t written up my 2019 South Africa trip at all and there are a lot of content that I didn’t get around to finishing from prior trips. With a new condo and adventures in renovating and working on my condo, you can bet you’ll see more interior content in the coming months!
Get ready for more content
I’m excited to get back into blogging; while I don’t think I’ll return with the same regular posting schedule as I did up to 2018, I think you can expect the quality content you’ve seen here for some time moving forward!
There may be some kinks to work our during this transitionary time and I thank you in advance for sticking with me! I promise oodles of good content coming your way!
Stay safe and healthy all!