One of my favourite blog trends from the past few years happens to be a series of posts from bloggers worldwide entitled 'what would you tell your 25 year-old self.' I first read about the movement here and actually wrote my own personal post here complete with tips and advice for my younger self. Oh the benefit of hindsight is truly something wonderful isn't it?
As individuals (and bloggers) the simple truth is that we grow up, change and evolve. Not only do we leave behind the younger version of ourselves, but as bloggers we sometimes leave behind or outgrow the very blogs that have pushed us to where we are today. I've had this conversation with a few blogging pals lately which got me thinking about reinvention and how to move forward when your blog no longer represents the person you are today.
My own personal blog (long overdue for a redesign) is still relevant as it's a haven for my own personal journey however what about when you completely change direction or for example your travel blog has shifted in a new DIY direction? How do you remain true to yourself and your loyal readers? Is it possible to reinvent yourself in the blogging world without a rebrand?
I'm here today not with all the answers but to pose the question to my #blogtribe, many of whom I know are going through this exact transition. Personally I believe in order to tell stories that truly connect you have to blog from the heart and for me, this means writing from a place that feels authentic and true. But I don't pretend to have all the answers and so I leave the question to you today and hope you can share your thoughts and advice on what happened when you outgrew your blog?
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