If you have being a day-one follower slash supported of my blog, then you are aware that I have hit the master reset button to the entire blog. I changed my theme colours, deleted all my three months worth of posts, and shortened the number of pages the blog had. Initially, I started from hope but now I start from experience. When I launched my blog late September 2020 I received a lot of compliments on how impressive my site looked but in an utmost sense it was rooted in comfort and fear and that is no way a young person should start anything, it has to feel exciting and reckless.
You have to be willing to burn and heal because regardless of how we might sugarcoat this reality it ends up catching on. Writing a single post is also more than paragraph length, grammar, and punctuation when you own a site. There’s SEO, transition words, passive voice, inbound and outbound links, and many other things. Truly all I am saying is having a site is more than a good post, there are rules and regulations to follow so that you might be recognized by Google and this is a reality most bloggers like myself are never made aware of when starting. Below I have detailed all the reasons I to why I have hit the reset button my site.
The constant intraconflict I had with myself regarding the niche
It took me quite a while to come up with a niche to focus on. I am a very diverse person and I have opinions and suggestions on almost everything, it’s self-sabotage I have learnt to embrace. When I started the site I was in the core of my belief-Christianity hence I found myself torn between making the blog a Christian blog or my current self and social development blog. I had guilt!
As much as I wanted to make people aware of how amazing God is I also wanted to speak of other things and finding a balance between the two was a mania. Then it occurred to me that where there’s self and social there’s God and I just have to find ways to incorporate that and make it work after all the Bible does say God wants to be involved in all we do right?
Theme colours and number of pages
My blog’s theme colours were way too safe and boring. It was like a “Home Alone” movie every Christmas. Way too normal and usual. This blog is my baby, something I created for my own happiness and joy. Instead of feeling like that it started to feel forced and blur. I also had added way too many pages that were very unnecessary to say. I didn’t need contact and home pages, but hey there were there.
The lack of humour in most of the posts
I would like to believe that I am funny and sarcastic! Hence that part of me should also be felt in the way I write and guess what I felt like 50% of my then published posts didn’t carry that aspect. I put in the work and time but by the time I was done they sounded like a boring press briefing about some GDP nonsense “laughs”. So deleting them was truly not a train smash but I do feel a bit guilty about “Metamorphosis is complete”.
All I am trying to say is, it is okay to press the reset button to start over, especially if it no longer gives you joy and happiness as intended. Don’t hold on to what doesn’t bring you happiness anymore. Change it or permanently let it go. It might hurt but you will heal. Thank you so much for popping by Until next time Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. Adios.