Hello and happy Monday friends! I have some news today that I’ve been wanting to share with you guys for a while, and I’m very excited to finally say it: I’m going to be rebranding! Yes, my blog is about to go through some pretty big changes, including a name change, and I could NOT be more excited about it. 🙂
This is something I’ve been contemplating for over a month now, and the more I’ve thought about it, the more I want to do it. Even though in a lot of ways this is nerve-wracking, I’m absolutely ready for this transition and I hope you guys will bear with me here as I go through this process.
Here’s a bit more about what’s going on!
Why am I rebranding and changing the name?
Several reasons, but mainly because I just haven’t been happy with some things on my blog lately (content and design wise) and I feel that it’s holding me back. I’ve changed a lot since I’ve started blogging, and I’ve realized my blog is meant to change with me if I want it to continue being a place I love. I have so much in mind for what I want to do with this blog and where I want things to go, and this transition is the first step in that process.
I hope that makes sense and you guys understand where I’m coming from! I’ll definitely be explaining in more detail why I made this decision once the name is changed. 🙂
What will the new blog name be?
That… I cannot answer yet, and I’m sorry! I wish I could, but I’m still deciding between names, so I don’t want to tell you one and then end up choosing another. I’ll continue to keep you all updated though and I’ll let you know when I know.
By the way – choosing a blog name is so dang hard, you guys. This has been the main reason it’s taking me ages to start this whole process. I have approximately one million options I’m going through, and my indecisiveness/anxiety is truly making it difficult to choose. But I am slowly narrowing it down. Slowly… but surely!
Will the content of this blog be changing at all?
Not majorly! I’ll still be a book blog, and I’ll still be the same person, just with a different domain and layout. I do think this change is going to inspire me to post more often and to post things I’m prouder of though. And that’s something I’m really, really looking forward to. I have several different ideas for what’s in store content-wise in the future, but it’ll ALWAYS stay books. That doesn’t change!
Also! I have plans to continue posting regularly, and to keep visiting your own wonderful posts, as I’m working through this rebranding process. It just might be a little more sporadic. As I’m kind of a mess right now. But we are getting there!
What is the timeline looking like for these changes?
The first thing I’m working on is the name/domain, which I’m hoping I’ll have changed within the next couple weeks or so. After that, I’ll be keeping everything else exactly the same for a bit (my theme, layout, featured photos, profile pic, etc). This is so I’ll still be recognizable or at least… I hope I will be! Then, I’ll start making gradual design changes until it’s all complete. I don’t want to rush this process, nor drag it out, so I plan to keep things balanced as I make these updates.
Oh and also – if you notice my blog go on private at all during this, it’s because I’m testing something or redesigning. Just a heads up, and it’ll go back to public!
How will I keep you updated as things move along?
I’ll make a post whenever the name is changed, when I start making design changes, and then one more once it’s all complete. I’ll also make sure to remind you guys at the end of each of my other posts that these changes will be coming. You can also follow me on Twitter where I’ll be sharing updates as well!
I hope that this was informative enough for now, and I’ll continue letting you guys know more as this goes along! But if you’re wondering about anything else right now, PLEASE do let me know. Like I said, I want to make this transition as smooth as possible by staying in touch with you all, keeping you updated, and doing gradual changes instead of all at once. So if you have any questions or comments or anything, I’m all ears. ❤
‘Brianna the Bookworm’ will always be where I started, and I never want to erase this part of my blogging journey, but I’m so very excited for what’s to come. Change usually makes me nervous, and in a lot of ways, this is making me nervous. But mostly I’m ecstatic, and relieved, and I really cannot wait for this next chapter.
Thank you guys for your endless support and for your understanding! I wouldn’t be able to do this without you all, and I just cannot put in to words how much I appreciate the blogging community for allowing me to do what I love the most. You guys have given me a place to be fully myself in a way that I’ve never been before, and these changes are going to continue to reflect that! I cannot wait for what’s to come and to keep chatting about all the books with you guys. ❤
I hope you all have a great week and have been reading something good! I’ll talk to you soon !! 🙂
I’d love to know
- Have you ever made any major changes to your blog/name? How did it go?
- How did you pick your blog name? Do you have any tips to help me narrow it down?!
- What sites/programs do you guys use for graphics and other design elements?