Why you should embrace your blog style changing 21


The blogging world is a fast paced one. One that is constantly changing and adapting to new trends, tools and the size of the blogging community. Every day hundreds of new blogs appear, new platforms appear and become important in your journey. Your blog style will naturally change over time too. Many people consider that a problem and that they should ‘always do what they have always done’, but it is actually a good thing to change up your style from time to time. You should really embrace your style, branding and online space changing. As the famous saying goes:

“If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.”

Albert Einstein

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For many of us, when you start blogging, it is to build memories, improve lifestyles or just simply wanting to feel less alone with every day challenges such as mental health, children with additional needs, loss or bereavement and many other reasons. It is an outlet for many. And often when you start you are completely oblivious to how huge the blogging world is. And it really is massive. A large chunk of the blogging population also start with little to no experience of website building, technological know how, not skilled in photography or even writing. This will all change over time, and your blog style will to.

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As time goes on your knowledge grows, your online friendships flourish and your visions and desires for your little space online will also change. Your writing will improve and your ambitions will alter.

For many the desire to start earning a living or the want for 5 minutes of fame on a bigger platform grows and now you have to look at ways to make these things happen.

Whatever your dreams are, you will have to adapt and change to keep up with this ever-changing and booming industry.

What was once a creative outlet may now be a blog that oozes style and glamour, the place to collect your thoughts will become a place to support others going through similar experiences, your online memory keeper may now be a place to showcase your new found passion for photography or journalism. What started as doodles to diversify your blog from the many others out there may now be your signature style. Your years of experience may now mean you are the ‘go to’ blogger for tech knowledge.

Not adapting your blog style to those changes is almost criminal. Your blog is your brand and speaks a lot about the writer behind the words. Even large companies refresh and renew their branding to compete with the new, more desirable companies launching. You are forever competing in a fast paced market, your design, branding and style should mirror that.

As things change, you should to. Your dreams need fight behind them in order to achieve those ambitions.

Don’t see bad ideas of the past as mistakes, see them as a learning process on where you want to be. Let your goals adapt with your sense of direction and what you want out of your blog. You need to change your tactics to see new results. Changing style and branding is growth, not correcting mistakes.

Blogging is big business and no doubt is only set to become bigger. Grow as the industry does and mirror your style to your dreams. You don’t need a niche to succeed but you need a style to stand out amongst the masses.

 

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Has your blogging style changed as you’ve grown? Does your blog look the way it did a year ago?

 

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21 thoughts on “Why you should embrace your blog style changing

  • Nicky Kentisbeer

    I like this. Like anything, if you keep doing what you’re doing, you keep getting what you’re getting. I’m a big fan of personal development and our blogs are no exception. In an industry that’s constantly evolving it makes sense to keep changing things up and I’m sure if we all look back at where we started, we see a very different picture to where we are now. We get to see where things don’t work and where they do and it’s about keeping on top of this and trying new ideas that make it so exciting. I have learnt a huge amount and still have so much to learn, it really does tap into many areas. I really enjoyed reading this and it’s got me all motivated and reminded me of all those things I need to do next on my plan!

  • A Moment With Franca

    I completely agree with you. It is important to keep improving and growing otherwise you will always stay in the same position. I think changing slightly over the time is good. People that follow you will also grow along the side than you. We all want to be able to get our blog a little bit further. It is nice to be noticed and even more it is nice to be able to earn money doing something that you are so passionate about. I love it and embrace this opportunity every day. Love this post. Thanks for sharing this at #KCACOLS. Lovely to have you as always, 🙂 x

  • emma

    this is a really interesting read because it is true – I started blogging last sept and my blog is completely different now. and ive learnt so much too along the way! #KCACOLS

  • Ky

    This is something I have been thinking a lot about lately. I’ve been blogging for about 18 months now, and it’s definitely time for a change. Maybe a new look or a change in the way I’m writing. I feel like I need to be more focused. #KCACOLS

  • Nicole | The Professional Mom Project

    I totally agree. I think we need to embrace the changes and figure out what works best for us. My style hasn’t changed much since I just started a few months ago but I’m already ready for a theme change and I’m starting to consider a logo or something of that sort. #kcacols

  • Tracey Bowden

    I change my blog all the time, I have literally just blogged about my need to keep changing it and keep it fresh. I love the idea of having a design people can associate with you but you shouldn’t be afraid of change at all and I’m so glad I changed mine (again) #kcacols

  • Jane Taylor

    Really timely post, Clare. I’m adding little changes to the style of my blog all the time. I think things like font and text overlay make a difference too. I went back and changed some old feature images on my posts too as I didn’t like them anymore. Just imagine if we never redecorated our house? I’d still have an eye-popping citrus themed bedroom and a dark red lounge!!! Yikes.

    So, I feel encouraged when you give me a post like this that reassures me that change is good and we need to be adapting and moving on. Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

  • Savannah

    With my blog’s first birthday right around the corner, I’ve been doing lots of thinking about how much it really has grown. I’ve realized that my blog doesn’t just change and grow with the times but, as you pointed out, I myself have changed since that very first blog post. It’s amazing how much this really helps us grow. Great post!! #KCACOLS

  • Allyson Greene

    I was just talking about this with a blogging friend. When I started my blog I thought I knew exactly where I was going with it and what I wanted to write about, yet I am finding my focus and the thee of my blog is changing and I love it. I love that I have found my voice, my passion in blogging! Glad this is normal lol #KCACOLS

  • Sarah HP

    This is interesting – I feel that my blogging journey has definitely taken a few twists and turns. I started off with such a basic template that after a couple of months was making me cringe. I kind of love the chance to go in different directions and experiment with new ideas (I’m such a experimenter in life in general – I love a little bit of playing about). I think it is also lovely to see other peoples blogs grow and evolve.

  • Becky at PinksCharming

    Ooh this is such an interesting post, I hadn’t given it much thought before to be honest! When I moved over from wp.com to self hosted I kept the same template as I do like it, but you’re totally right, I think it’s a great opportunity to explore something different (certainly something a bit more flexible would be good!) But it always comes down to time and lack of technical know how for me! Thanks for a thought provoking post! xx