Well hello there! And welcome to a brand spanking new edition of Daisybutter!
Towards the end of October, I found myself mindmapping my blog’s future. It isn’t a secret at all that I’d begun to feel disenchanted by blogging and my own blog, I completely lost focus in what I was doing: sometimes I’d be totally on it with 5 posts a week but it’d mean my Twitter and Instagram platforms were neglected. And other times, my Instagram would be bossing it but would feel entirely different from my blog. In 2008 when I began to pen this very blog, I’d get home from University, type whatever I felt like and post it. I wouldn’t promote the posts anywhere, Instagram didn’t even exist and I bloody loved it. Things aren’t like that these days and it’s become a real rat’s race to get to the top with hoards of bloggers hurriedly scheduling masses of Tweets but I can’t help but think that that’s what sucked my love of blogging dry. (Yum.) And so, with a beautiful new layout on a whole new platform – for Daisybutter, at least – I’m starting afresh.
We’re now part of the WordPress gang, self-hosted (albeit via the amazing Danielle who I couldn’t have done this without!), and everything feels a little fresher. It’s easy to sit and mindlessly scroll through social media apps night after night, claiming it’s a way of relaxing and catching up, without even realising that often it leaves you craving a little more all the time. And whilst that’s not a bad thing, whatever happened to being content with what we have instead of seriously feeling the pressure to do more, be more and have more?
Daisybutter is and will always be my first love and so the content will always begin and end here, not whittling away on Twitter and Instagram. I’m hoping to create the content I genuinely want to on here, as well as creating separate, related content for Twitter and Instagram. That is, Tweets won’t inform my content and as such my content won’t primarily inform my Twitter feed. You’ll still see my posts shared via each platform, but it’ll become less of an emphasis.
Aside from that, Daisybutter will continue to play host to lifestyle, style and travel content for the everygirl, for the quietly ambitious lady boss with a serious penchant for pink clothes on Wednesdays, a signature red lip, perfectly honed skincare collection, gaming nights in and for all the great food and attainable travel.
I’m hoping the categories are now a little easier to use and that you’ll genuinely enjoy spending some time on the site, shopping with me and indulging in a little conversation. Hand-in-hand with the new design, I’m oh so ready to crack on with my little black book full of content ideas. Daisybutter 2018, let’s do this!