Monday, 19 November 2012

Reinventing myself

Lately I've been getting back into the blogging world with the help of my google reader app (even if it malfunctions a few times per day - anyone got any recommendations?) and I've been starting to feel the need (more of a want than need, after all it isn't an obligation) to start blogging again. But then I realised that whilst I do still love makeup, it's not my only interest nowadays. I feel like I have changed a lot recently, become maturer in a way although that has no relevance to makeup.
For instance, I've deactivated my facebook account because some backstabbing ex-friend thought she would start a fight with me over facebook. Having more class than that, I didn't respond, but I started thinking that it was so stupid that someone would start a fight on it and I decided to have a break from it. And I actually enjoy it. The thing is, we're all surrounded by social media, we don't realise how unnecessary it is. Of course, I am using one right now but I like the anonymity that comes with it. On Facebook, everyone (whom I'm "friends" with) knows who I am and what I'm posting. With a blog that I've only shared with my family and closest friends, nobody knows who exactly I am. I may be Nathalie, a makeup blogger, but I'm not Nathalie who lives in x and goes to y, ... . 

So I feel I've changed lately and with these changes, I haven't got such an avid interest in makeup. It's more like I've broadened my horizons.
 So subsequently, I asked myself the question: Should I really still have a makeup blog? I mean, if I post about other stuff as well as makeup, I can't really call my blog Oh la la Maquillage, can I? 

The term "lifestyle blog" is thrown around a lot, for want of a better time, but isn't that what a blog essentially is?Writing about your lifestyle, be it your clothes, your makeup, etc... 

So I think I'll reinvent this blog as I'd like to talk about different aspects of my life, one of which would be traveling as that is a new passion of mine and I love sharing photos or planning my next trip. 

So I have two choices: just change the blog name and make a new layout, banner, etc.. or start with a new blog?

And as for the new name, I think I'll go with ohlalanatalia as it is somewhat keeping elements of my original blog and then, at the same time, making it more general. Of course, my name isn't Natalia but it sounds better ;) 

So I would just like to ask my readers (although that term comes across as too possessive, I'll just stick to people who read my blog) what your thoughts on this are. I've always been someone who likes a bit of advice before deciding so please, tell me what you make of it :)

And by the way, I've changed my comments setting to moderated as I've been getting so many spam comments and it's really been annoying me.


  1. I think you should keep the name, but just add a little description as well, so people don't get confused. And add a few different pictures in the title, not just makeup. But it's up to you, ohlalanatalia sounds cute too! :)

  2. I think you should keep the name, a name doesn't limit you to what you can blog about anyway.