. REFLECTING: MEDIAMARMALADE EST 2011 .
I can’t believe that i’ve blogging for nearly 4 years now, Mediamarmalade will be turning 4 in October of this year, and when I take a moment to look where my blog has come from and how it’s developed, grown and changed over it years it really does blow my mind. I’ve blogged daily for 1,309 days (with not a single day missed), and over 1,370 posts on my personal style, beauty routine and favourite products, food and recipes, my lifestyle and of course my career and blog tips.
Whilst of course lots has changed over this time, my style, the topics I like to talk about and most noticeably my photography, probably the biggest change in the last 4 years has been my blog redesign. Moving away from my quite young & playful blogger design, to this more professional, image orientated & easily navigable new design, on a self hosted platform which I launched in January of this year. The move and redesign is something I spent months if not years planning up and when I finally decided to do it, it was quite a scary time. Despite the process and design process taking far longer than I’d anticipated, i’m so pleased with where it’s got to.
I’m always making little tweaks and adding in more pages or things which I think you’d like, recently i’ve updated my shop to include home decor, accessories and fashion of course. created a collaborations page and quite excitingly, set up a weekly newsletter for you all.
Today I thought i’d take the moment to reflect on how far my blog has come, make sure you guys know all the ways you can follow along and get my daily posts & also importantly see what you think of it all?
INSTAGRAM: I’m sure you’re all huge lovers of instagram, me too! My instagram is an eclectic mix of my travels, my daily happenings, of course my personal style & some foodie favourites. I’d love it if you followed along & also don’t forget to share your instagram with me in the comments.
BLOGLOVIN: Bloglovin has become one of my most loved blogging websites since relaucnhing my blog, I find it the easiest way to follow all my favourite blogs, read all your posts as and when they go live and also a great place to find new blogs I hadn’t heard of before. Now i’m on a self hosted platform, bloglovin is my go to place to catch up on blogging!
MY NEWSLETTER: My newsletter is something i’ve recently put in place for you all, when I moved away from blogger my subscribers got a little forgotten, and their daily content into their inboxes left behind. So I thought it was about time I worked on improving this, and so I decided to launch a weekly newsletter, with the weeks post all rounded up in a simple little email, plus i’ll be adding in some bonus content and any other exciting things that i’ve been reading or enjoying in the last week. Be sure to subscribe and let me know what you think!
FACEBOOK: I was very late to the Facebook game with mediamarmalade.com, but don’t fear I now have a fully functional Facebook page which I update daily for you all, filled with my daily posts, interesting articles, pin’spiration & just general life musings. I also follow a lot of my favourite bloggers on Facebook too, I love getting little updates on general daily life & Facebook is a great little space for it.
PINTEREST: I’m an avid pinterest user & continuously lose hours pinning my favourite quotes, fashion inspirations, home decor aspirations and travel musings. I update my pinterest most days and it’s a great place to go and get a little inspiration. If you’re not already following my boards, hop on over and give them a little follow.
TWITTER: Well it would be rude to forget twitter, my most used social platform where I share pretty much anything and everything, and like to have conversations with you guys & other publishers or brands. I love twitter for a little chin wag & it’s my favourite place to actually take part in the bloggging community, so make sure you come and say hello :)
Now we’re 5 months in to my new design and layout, i’d love to know what you think, what you love, what you hate, what you love reading, what content you want more of, and just any other thoughts or ideas you want to share! So i’d love it if you left me a little comment with your thoughts, they’d be super welcome as ultimately I want mediamarmalade.com to become a place for you to come and get inspired, motivated, seek advice on your careers or blog ambitions and generally just an enjoyable place to come for a browse.
I look forward to hearing all your feedback and thoughts :)