Monthly Life Rant #1: Blog Identity Crisis - Soulful Mandy
August life rant: blog identity crisis
August 2017, Life Rants

Monthly Life Rant #1: Blog Identity Crisis

Help. My blog is going through an identity crisis.

Ever since I started this blog years ago (before I forgot to pay my GoDaddy bill and they deleted my entire content and requested an obscure amount of money my poor self couldn’t afford back then) I vowed not to be one of those generic bloggers.

On one hand, yes I do know the magic formula I can use to gain subscribers and followers and all that jazz, but on the other, that sounds like a manufactured version of me, which, I don’t really want to be. Whether or not people will continue to read this, I want to create something that excites me and makes me want to write first.

Maybe it comes from being a content manager and I overcomplicate things and always think about it from the niche point of view, but it’s about time that stops.

It’s been a while since I was using this blog for travel writing and to be completely honest, it’s not my cup of tea anymore (truth: I have to basically pay back a LOT of loan money and it needs to be my priority for a few years :P). I’m not the type to write the generic ‘5 things you should know about yadda yadda’ with text that could be easily rewritten and reused by someone else (I know what that’s like because I did this as a job too). I like writing with a bit of flavor, which isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but hopefully it will be someone’s whiskey shots. O

So while my blog is going through an identity crisis, I thought I’d try to at least support it by giving it options like these monthly life rants, where I hope I’ll be able to talk about all things that have pissed me off through the month (you better grab a cup of tea for this one, it’s gonna be a looong ride).

At the same time, I really wanted to include some interesting bits and topics that I never really ventured into before like beauty reviews, more info about productivity and blogging, and last but not least, a segment on living in London. My blog just didn’t seem like a place for that and I was far too worried about everything else, which stopped me from actually writing.

That’s kind of the gist of what I’m working with right now and I’m hoping I can pull it off.

I know there are bloggers out there who are in the same boat – you really want to write, but have no idea how to make it all make sense because the label doesn’t fit. More on that in another blog post – I really hate how we’re niche-ing ourselves to the point where it makes us lose on creativity.

So this is what my blog is going to be about from now on. Hopefully I’ll see you around and if not, at least follow me on Instagram because that will still remain a place where I post gorgeous pictures of London and mediocre pictures of the rest of my life.

Also, I’m obsessed with Leah Remini again and am slightly jealous of her friendship with Jennifer Lopez. I’m also reading her book about the topic-that-must-not-be-named-because-im-sure-they-have-google-alerts-on-at-all-times, and I can’t stop watching videos on the subject. Thought you might want to know.

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