I’ve been thinking of writing this post for a while, and I feel now is the time. New year, new me, all that jazz; I’ve decided to go in a new direction with All Things Beautiful, and I really hope you’ll join me on my journey.
I’ve now been writing ATB for almost four whole years, and I’ve posted at least twice weekly throughout this time (apart from a slight blip when studying for my finals last year). Blogging really has taken over my life, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s taught me so much – not just in terms of the blogging industry and digital media – but about myself. I’ve found my writing style, I’ve learned I have a love for photography, it’s made me more confident as I’ve met new people and have had some wonderful experiences.
As my blog has grown, so have I. In four years I’ve gone from a 19 year old, worried, homesick student typing up blog posts in my tiny university bedroom to a far more confident and independent (almost) 23 year old, who is ready to take on the world by storm. I’m ready to start new things, to take new directions, and I feel like All Things Beautiful is too.
ATB started as a beauty blog – I’d write reviews on pretty much any beauty products I could get my hands on, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved having my own creative space and discovering new blogs. After a few months I started incorporating more lifestyle/fashion posts – very basic at first, but over the years some of my most popular posts have been the ones I’ve written about myself and my experiences. Whether it’s looking back on my university experiences, sharing advice on how to juggle blogging with full-time education, my goals and dreams, and even my advice on how to live a healthier lifestyle.
Since the summer I’ve slowly started incorporating look books into my blog. It’s something I really enjoy doing as I love experimenting with my personal style, and in 2017 I want to work on these to continue improving my skills and sharing more outfits with you.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that All Things Beautiful has become so much more than a beauty blog. It’s now a reflection of my every day life, and I really enjoy sharing it. Personal lifestyle posts are my favourite to read, and to write, and ultimately they seem to be the ones that people enjoy most on my blog. So I’m going to run with it. I’m going to continue sharing little snippets of my daily life in the hope that you guys enjoy reading it. I’ve got so many ideas up my sleeve, and I’m really excited to share them with you.
Of course, that doesn’t mean I’ll be saying goodbye to the odd beauty review, as makeup is still a huge passion of mine. I’m just going to be looking at blogging from a whole new direction. Think fitness, fashion, travel, and a whole lotta lifestyle, with beauty bits peeking through in between!
Here’s to a new chapter…
Lots of love. xoxo