Sunday, 1 January 2017

What 2017 Holds for Love, Libby xx



When I started this blog, I was so so in the zone. It's no secret, that over the last few months all I have done is lack motivation and put things off. I have lost count of the amount of times I've written the words "feels like I've not posted in ages but no drama, i'm back now"... To then not post for 2 weeks. 

I sat myself down in October to "sort this out", make a new schedule, have a new strategy etc... Being honest though, I wanted to wait until January to have a completely fresh start. Because I knew, otherwise, I wouldn't stick to it. 

Since May, the Love, Libby xx blog has grown more then I thought it ever would. I have connected with other lovely bloggers and have gained so many new and lovely readers. I always assumed this little spot on the internet would just be something I did for me, not something people would actually read! Honestly, it's quite surreal to know people actually read what I have to say enough, that they then can comment on it themselves! So from the bottom of my heart, thank you all for reading and returning to my little blog and making it what it is.


So whats coming in 2017? 

Revamp

I changed my layout and header countless times in 2016. I'm finally ready to go with something I'll stick too. So I think in February, I'll be looking for someone to properly design me a header & button. Then looking into the best sites for Blogger templates. Feel free to leave your recommendations in the comments! 

Scheduling 
It's time I went back to basics and scheduled again, posts, tweets the lot. I just feel it keeps me organised and 1000% more on track this way, Plus, now I've said it like this, I have to stick to it. 

TMI Tuesday
1x these posts a month, so basically, the third Tuesday of every month. Weather this be a Q&A post or just a post that discusses a subject in more detail e.g. sex/periods/whatever you'd like to suggest. It's something I've been thinking about delving into for a while now, and really, why not? Time to talk about subjects that really matter, that effect both myself and everyone else. You may get a few random "tag" post's through the month, but they won't be labelled "TMI Tuesday". *January's post will be a repost of something I wrote when I first started this blog, but falls at the appropriate time of year*.

Face Mask Friday
There will be 2x these posts a month, the second and fourth Friday of the month. Who doesn't love a face mask? Clearly, I do and have posted about quite a few of them on this blog. So lets make it a series. Plus, now I have an excuse to buy more. Mwahahaha. Sorry mum.

More makeup reviews

In the beginning, this was only ever going to be a place to review different products but in the last few months I've done that less and less. Time to go back to what I love and open my makeup filled draws again. It's about time! 

Advertising
A new feature to the blog side bar will be advertising! With 3 packages to chose from, varying little in price, your blog will be advertised on mine, for a month at a time. Currently undecided which month this will begin, but its 100% coming.




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26 comments

  1. I am so excited for these changes and can't wait to see Love, Libby xx develop further. You know where I am if you ever want to discuss changes, I did a massive revamp a few months ago.

    Can't wait 😊
    Steph xx

    Steph's World | Lifestyle Blog | www.stephsworld.com

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    1. Thanks honey bee, I'm excited for the future!! x

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  2. Blogging is all about evolving when you want to and these changes will definitely bring your blog to the next level! I can't wait to keep an eye out for these changes!

    Sian x
    http://theenglisheverygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I'm really excited to evolve! I feel like a Pokemon trainer haha!

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  3. I adore the Face Mask Friday idea. I may steal this and start doing this too as I always forget to do a face mask each week and before I know it two weeks have passed without me doing one. I may not review every single one but I think I will have a face mask each Friday now. I love face masks so can't wait to read about which ones you are using too. 🎀💜💫✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
    www.AlishaValerie.com | www.twitter.com/AlishaValerie

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    1. I am addicted to using face masks my collection of them just never stops growing!

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  4. Good luck with your revamp Libby!! I'm sure it'll be great. I look forward to seeing those facemask Friday posts!! X

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    1. Thanks hun, exciting things to come!

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  5. Sounds like you're so organised! I love the idea of your face mask Friday posts! It's so much easier to schedule I find - means you can get stuff done when you can and then have a break when you're busy!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. I agree, scheduling just takes away so many headaches!

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  6. I LOOOOVE the idea of TMI Tuesdays posts, Libby! That's such a great idea! Sounds like you've really thought out your blog content for the year and I for one am really excited to see where 2017 takes you! Good luck!

    Abbey 😘 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Thank you for your kind words hun, I'm excited for everything this year holds!

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  7. Change is good, i like when a beauty blog has a little twist and break from just your average review. i can't wait to read them!

    Tania
    www.taniaalexandraribeiro.com

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    1. Me too - I don't want to ditch beauty completely but I do want to talk about other things as well!

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  8. Loving the face mask Friday idea, I am a total face mask hoarder so be good to be enticed to buy more haha. Great post hun and looking forward to the TMI Tuesdays xxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.wordpress.com

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    1. Me too - I can't quite believe how many face masks I have accumulated in the last year or so!

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  9. I love how you have decided types of posts to upload regularly! TMI Tuesday sounds really interesting! I almost started to offer advertising on my blog last year but I caved last minute because I wasn't sure I could do it! Good luck with your goals this year!

    Leanne xx
    Latte Leanne

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    1. I think the advertising is going to be the thing I find hardest to stick to, but I know I can do it!

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  10. Can't wait to see all the changes as things take place! At least you realized you needed to set aside time and get ready for the changes. You got this! (:

    Marie (SVG)
    http://singlevegasgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm excited to look back on this post to see if I stuck to these things haha!

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  11. Its really great to see bloggers get back in the zone and publish posts like this! We all have those blips where we have no motivation which sucks (that was me over Christmas!) but Im slowly getting back in there too. Change is always good and I definitely look forward to seeing it on your blog! Good Luck :)

    Debra-Bow xxx | www.debrabow.com

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    1. I think sometimes you just need a change to get your butt into gear haha!

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  12. Ahhh love these! Its good to see bloggers starting afresh with new goals this time of the year, so much fresh content.. its great! Can't wait to see you smash these goals!

    Also pipdig (think you can find her by googling her or searching for her on etsy) does some great layouts and I think she does them for both wordpress and blogger!

    Katie
    http://silverglowx.com

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    1. Thanks for that hun, I will deffo look at her site! I think I've come across her before but wasn't looking for anything in particular at the time so now is the perfect time to revisit!!

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  13. My blog needs a little revamp too, which I look forward to once I find the time! I agree that scheduling can completely transform your blogging experience, it's just so convenient, and I definitely should take advantage of that more! Great post.

    www.lovefrommaira.co.uk

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    1. I just find scheduling takes out a lot of pressure as well! Thanks for reading hun xx

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