Many of you will have noticed that my blog has recently gone through a few changes… some pretty substantial changes at that: new name, new theme, new style. So, today I’m writing and explaining a little bit more about those changes, and the reasons behind them.
Chronically Inspired Life Became Simply AJ
Perhaps one of the biggest and, most recognisable changes, is the name change; Simply AJ.
Although Chronically Inspired Life summed up what my blog was all about, I never completely LOVED the name. As previously explained (in my welcome post), I have another blog which focuses on chronic illness. I created THIS blog so that it was separate from that but the “chronically” part never really separated it all that much.
Now that this blog is really starting to gain momentum, I really wanted to add a bit more personalisation to it. I spent weeks, if not months, toying around with different names and ideas and, once again, never really loving them. Then, one night, Simply AJ popped into my head and I couldn’t shake it (Shannon can attest to this!). So much so, that I knew I just had to start my blog changes right away – hence the lack of forewarning, sorry everyone!
So, where did the name come from? AJ are my initials – they stand for Abbie Joann. Simply? I always try and be myself, and hence Simply AJ – it was perfect, and I LOVE IT.
Where there’s a blog, there’s a theme
Although I did love my previous theme, it just wasn’t the look I wanted for the rebrand – that meant it was time for a change. I lost count of how many themes I scrolled through and how many live previews I tried. Then I found this one. It fitted so perfectly to what I was looking for.
If you’re a regular reader, you will know that photography is a big part of each of my posts and so, I decided, I wanted to showcase that more. The grid theme, the portrait aspect of photos and a slider across the top… what more could a gal want? I think it looks so much more approachable and professional now. What do you think? I would love to hear your opinions!
Well that’s it for today… I do hope you love the changes as much as I do! Don’t forget to share these changes with your friends, using the share buttons below.