I don’t even know where to begin really! I have revamped my blog so many times and said things were changing round here but they haven’t. Not really. For a long time, I have been wondering what to do with this little space of mine on the internet and I just can’t seem to make up my mind. I know that I want to keep this blog up to date. It’s like my little diary which I enjoy going back to but at the same time there is only so much of my life that I want to share nowadays. I used to be the type of person who would share everything and anything but I just don’t feel comfortable doing that anymore. Whether you’re a YouTuber or a blogger you seem to get judged so much for things that you really shouldn’t feel judged about.

I’ve always had a heart for blogging ever since I was at school, many blogs later The July Journal was born. It’s now coming up to a 4 and a half year blogiversary and I definitely don’t want to give it up but things need to change round here. I want to have some time, especially now I have settled into college life, to create some content for you that I enjoy writing about. After all this space is mine. But at the same time, blogging isn’t the same as what it was when I first started. It’s more like an advertising game where we are all competing for numbers, opportunities and traffic. I just don’t want to be a part of that game any more and I think that’s why I have been in such a rut with my blog recently.

As much as numbers are important for blog opportunities and making yourself feel good, that’s NOT the reason why I started. I started this little corner of the internet because I had no one to turn to when I was going through a rough patch. I like the diary style entry posts because I feel like those are more personal so that’s what you can expect from now on. There’s not going to be the usual review or the usual things that everyone else seems to enjoy reading. I want this space to be like your coming to talk to your best friend for a natter about relationships, or to have a pamper night with. There’s not going to be a schedule because I don’t want to feel the pressure to upload something on a weekly basis but I am still going to be here. I want to talk about things that you want to read but also things that I enjoy. Yes, you reading this may like the odd, first thoughts on such and such palette or a makeup routine. You may even enjoy reading about what people are lusting over but that’s just not me. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good eyeshadow palette and there’s nothing I love more than being able to share with you my recent purchases from New Look – and I still will continue to do this but just in a different way to what you are used to. If that’s okay? Why am I even asking you that? If there are any topics that you guys find interesting and would like me to include on here.

So to sum it all up, I want to make my blog more personal but without the ‘going into every detail’ aspect of my life. I’ve got an idea on how it’s going to work out because it’s going old school – just a little. I don’t want The July Journal to disappear because this little place helps me when I’m not in a good place. I’ll see you soon.

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